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Pentair Thermal Management - Over & Out …….
Pentair Thermal Management has recently been specified to provide its Raychem Winterguard frost protection and HWAT water temperature maintenance system to 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie). The building’s hot water services are based in a hybrid system with recirculated pipework in the risers with a single pipe on each floor to the outlets. 2500m Raychem’s HWAT-R has been used to maintain the water at a temperature...Read More
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Knauf Brio Provides Peace & Quiet for Post-Graduate Study
Outstanding acoustic performance combined with ease of installation made Knauf Brio, the dry floor screed from Knauf, the first choice for St Mark’s Residences, a BREEAM ‘Excellent’-rated development for Leeds University that houses 529 post-graduate students. GB Building Solutions, which constructed the development on a design and build basis, selected Brio having used the product so successfully at another student housing project...Read More
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Bells have just Secured the Land Securities Contract to Upgrade the PLC Load...
Following on from numerous successful new build and refurbishment projects on Land Securities project side (You could refer to Park House/62 Buckingham Gate/123 Victoria Street sites), Bells have secured the upgrading of the PLC load shedding across the 6 No. buildings for the Landlord/Life Safety System at the Thomas More Square Development for the Portfolio department. The works are to include the installation of individual...Read More
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Armstrong Fluid Technology Chosen for Pioneering Masdar Eco-City
Armstrong Fluid Technology pumps and controls for chilled water systems have been installed in Masdar City, the ground-breaking sustainable city under construction in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Masdar City is being built by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company with additional funding from the Abu Dhabi government. Designed by British architects Foster and Partners, it is an ambitious planned city which will rely entirely...Read More
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Dulux Trade Simplifies Colour Selection Online
In a bid to make the specification of colour as straightforward as possible, Dulux Trade has revamped its online colour section. The new web pages provide guidance on colour scheming, as well as easy access to a number of useful resources, which are available to download. The updates include an interactive colour selection tool, allowing users to browse full colour ranges, or filter this to view only those shades available in their chosen...Read More
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Daikin Heat Pumps Save Residents £750 a Year in Bath Social Housing Properties
The heating systems in two homes at Innox Grove, Englishcombe Village, near Bath were becoming costly for residents to run. One of the properties ran on solid fuel and the other had electric storage heaters. In addition to the expense of running the existing heating system the solid fuel system was proving difficult to manage for one resident who has a disability and some difficulty leaving the house. The coal was messy and it was...Read More
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Viessmann - Opens Green Production Plant in Turkey
The Viessmann group has opened a new production plant in Turkey, which was created solely using environmentally-friendly, low-pollution and recyclable materials. Located in Manisa, on the west coast of Turkey, the plant runs entirely on energy from renewable sources. 60 per cent of power is supplied by Viessmann Vitovolt solar PV panels located on the plant’s roof, while five of the manufacturer’s air/water heat pumps provide space...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Airs its Views with Government Minister
The Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Michael Fallon MP, visited Fläkt Woods’ manufacturing facility in Colchester on 4 October, as part of a fact finding mission in the area. The event was hosted in conjunction with the Essex Chambers of Commerce and was also attended by local MP Sir Bob Russell. Fläkt Woods’ Managing Director, Allan Hurdle, provided the Minister and Sir Bob with an overview of the products...Read More
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PD Devices - The Panel is the Best Place for Surge Protection
When dealing with transient overvoltages, there are many reasons why the panel is the best location for surge protection: •Multiple circuits can be protected by one device, rather than the multiple ‘at equipment’ devices that would otherwise be required. •Limits the electromagnetic propagation of the overvoltage. Surge protection in the panel limits the inductive coupling to other conductors by minimising the size of the conducting...Read More
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DMS - MBUS to MODBUS Converters from DMS Ltd
Consisting of a MeterBus level converter between MBUS electrical signals and standard RS232 signals, connection to host via RS232, connection to MBUS with up to 24 meter (=unit loads), MBUS communication speed from 300bps to 57600 bps, depending on your software, Host communication via RS232 interface, Mbus and RS232 are galvanically isolated, mountable on 35mm EN50022 DIN rail, weight 90g, dimensions (LxWxH)...Read More
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ABB Power - Cleaner Power Supports Europe’s Largest Coastal Clean up Operation
An ABB power quality active filter is producing a dramatic improvement in potentially-damaging network harmonic distortion at the new Padstow foreshore pumping station. South West Water has invested around £2 billion in ‘Clean Sweep’ - Europe’s largest coastal clean up operation. One of the places that has seen the benefit is the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Padstow. Here, the project, which includes a new foreshore...Read More
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Indepth Hygiene - Fire Chiefs Issue Extractor Warning
A spate of blazes in commercial kitchens has prompted the fire service to issue a warning about the danger posed by poorly maintained extractor fans in restaurants and takeaway food outlets. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service urged owners to ensure that ventilation systems are properly maintained after a fire gutted the Planet Bollywood restaurant in Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent. Neighbouring properties were also...Read More
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PMA - A New Look for PMA
You may have noticed there’s something a little different about us… no, we haven’t changed our hair – but we have had a bit of a makeover. Last week PMA’s brand new logo appeared online; a cleaner, greener, smarter version of the original which we think fits our ethos nicely. The changes came about in a bid to make our logo more user friendly, simplifying the style and sticking to one colour to make it more visible, whilst also...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - One Week, £65,000 Saving with Marshall-Tufflex e-Tracker
Energy management specialist Marshall-Tufflex is flavour of the month with a customer after saving the company more than £65,000 in just one week. The client – a manufacturer of heating products – installed a Marshall-Tufflex Sinergy e-Tracker sub-metering unit to get an in-depth view of its energy usage over one week. When the stats were examined the company discovered its electricity meters were making incorrect readings...Read More
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