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Flowcrete FlowSport Flooring on Track
Safe, sustainable and surefooted - Flowcrete UK’s FlowSport flooring system delivers a flexible composite surface, geared up to the unique needs of sporting environments. Specially designed for areas including gymnasiums and indoor sports venues – 60 per cent of FlowSport’s composition is based on recycled vehicle tyres. When applied over a suitable base, FlowSport provides a resilient, uniform, seamless and durable finish, which...Read More
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Daikin UK - Air-to-Water Heat Pump Provides Energy Efficient Solution for off Gas...
Dean House Farm, home to the Malik family, is a five bedroom detached property, dating back to the 1850s and situated in beautiful countryside near Hassocks in West Sussex. It is off the gas network and heating was formerly provided primarily by an oil boiler. The Situation The Malik family decided to look at alternative methods for providing energy to their home, after heating oil prices rose from 50 pence to 87 pence a litre within just...Read More
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AET Wins Order for 30,000m² New Build in South Korea
AET Flexible Space is delighted to have received the order to supply a prestigious Korean Corporation with its world renowned Under Floor Air Conditioning (UFAC) system for their new 30,000m² Headquarters building. AET have received the order through their Korean distributor, Shinsung Engineering, who has supplied the Flexible Space under floor A/C system to high class office developments since the late 1990’s, for clients such as the...Read More
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Dunham-Bush Specified for Commonwealth Games 2014
When Glasgow were announced as the hosts of the 2014 Commonweath Games organisers were inspired to fulfil their promises of regeneration and legacy. A brand new indoor sports arena and velodrome were required, with the east end of Glasgow chosen as the site of the new development. Large open areas, high ceilings and full height glazed walls proved to be a challenge where comfort air conditioning is concerned. Dunham-Bush...Read More
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Socomec - Latest Socomec Power Solutions Reduce Energy Costs by up to 30%
Socomec integrated solutions on show at The Energy Event, Birmingham, 10th – 11th September 2013. As the market leader in energy metering for over 20 years, Socomec has developed a software package that delivers measurable and sustainable results, enabling optimum levels of control over energy usage. Using the very latest web technology, Socomec’s Vertelis a M&T software suite provides advanced energy management...Read More
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Belimo Gateway MP to Modbus RTU – UK24MOD
With the UK24MOD gateway, up to 8 MP-Bus-capable Belimo actuators can be integrated on an RTU (RS-485) modbus. The UK24MOD allows the actuators to be digitally controlled via the MP-Bus and send back their current operating status. The information on the controls and feedback is managed in UK24MOD and processed with modbus commands. Sensor linking - One sensor can be connected per MP/MFT(2) actuator...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Letting Buildings Breathe
Breathing Buildings' Managing Director Dr Shaun Fitzgerald speaks to the University of Cambridge about the development of Breathing Buildings' natural ventilation product e-stack and how this compares to other forms of ventilation. Compared with mechanical ventilation systems, which use several kilowatts of energy to control the temperature of a typical classroom, the natural ventilation technology developed by Breathing Buildings uses...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Modular UPS & Data Centre Virtualisation
Today’s business and economic climate exerts complex and dynamic pressures on data centres and their operators. Continuing growth in online e-commerce, social networks and mobile devices stimulates a correspondingly growing demand for resilient, always-available capacity. Yet this expansion is not steady or predictable. Economic factors randomly affect demand either positively or negatively, and loading is periodically also changed...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Housing Trust Selects Energy-Efficient Communal Heating for...
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust has installed a communal heating system to its £3.7 million Hunters Gate development in Handforth, Cheshire. The project consists of 36 two-bedroomed apartments built to offer tenants affordable and energy-efficient homes. The new system is made up of five Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan® CAHV air source heat pumps, providing the properties with a total of 200kW of renewable, cost-effective underfloor...Read More
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Power Capacitors - Site Profile
Power Capacitors Limited is “Power Factor Correction” having specialised in power quality and only power quality since 1973. Our experience is as diverse as our customer base which over 38 years has grown to include large multi-national manufacturing companies, financial and utility companies to SMEs and private individuals. Whether you need a quick telephone consultation or a full set of surveys and specifications we are always...Read More
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Unitrunk - There is a Saying, “Do what you always do & you will get what you always...
Unitrunk have developed the RIS (Rapid installation Systems) products so that you can achieve a different end result. The challenge is to identify those individuals who have the vision to see the true benefits and the commitment to act upon it. Cable management is a key element of any project and the cost of the product needs to be considered, but so does the time taken to install that product, the combination of both gives...Read More
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Formica Group Refreshes the Look of Raahe Hospital with VIVIX® Exterior Façade...
Formica Group's VIVIX® exterior façade panels have been used for the refurbishment of Raahe Hospital in Finland. The architects, SIPARK Oy and Ulla Mattila chose VIVIX panels to improve not only the aesthetic appearance but also the thermal efficiency of the building. Today the treatment of a building’s façade has taken on a new significance. There is a constant need for innovative and affordable means to rejuvenate and...Read More
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DMS New Staff Appointments
Andy Eagling has been promoted to the position of General Manager of DMS Flow Measurement & Controls Limited. Andy has been with the company for two years and has been become an essential part of the DMS team. Andy will still play an important part of the DMS external sales force but will also now take up certain administration within the company. Damian Kosky-Rider joins DMS Flow Measurement & Controls Limited as...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate Expands Direct Service to Irish Markets
SSQ Slate has acquired the business of specialist slate supplier Slate Northern Ireland (SNI). The acquisition will permit SSQ’s range of exclusive natural slate products, including the sought after Del Carmen, Sarria and Riverstone brands, to be available direct to the market both in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The SNI business was established in 2007 and gives SSQ stock holding facilities in Tobermore and an office in...Read More
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