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SPC finds Successful Heating Formula for Prestigious Physics Lab Project
S&P Coil Products Limited (SPC) supplied ThermaTile Plus Radiant Heating panels for an award-winning project at a prestigious school in Loughborough. Working closely with Highcross Building Services, of Blaby, Leicestershire, and architects Stephen George and Partners LLP, of London Road, Leicester, the radiant heating panels were installed in the new physics building at Loughborough Endowed Schools. With the safety...Read More
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Daikin Supports Climate Change Legislation Debate
Daikin UK welcomes the speech by Edward Davey MP, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, at the launch of the Climate Legislation Initiative in London on 15 January during the Globe Climate Legislation Summit. When talking about climate change, Edward Davey explained that “we share one imperative – heading off the prospect of catastrophic climate change in the future, by taking real and meaningful action now”...Read More
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Spirax Sarco helps Northumbrian Water halve its Steam Raising Energy
Spirax Sarco has helped Northumbrian Water to halve the energy it uses to raise steam at its Bran Sands anaerobic digestion plant. The work has been so successful that the utility company now plans to work with Spirax Sarco and apply the same approach in its new plant at Howdon. The energy-saving project centred on solving an issue with two boilers at Bran Sands where a low-water alarm would come into operation, even though...Read More
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Britannia at Gulfood
Gulfood is the world’s biggest annual trade exhibition for the food and hospitality industry. Established for over 25 years and has a well deserved reputation amongst exporters for delivering spectacular return on investment, it's only natural Britannia will be attending the events from the 25 – 28 February 2013. Britannia is just one of the 3,816 exhibitors that will be at Gulfoods and will be on stand Z-C155 in the Zabeel hall displaying...Read More
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Aquilar - 2012: That was the Year that was
Well what a year. The Queen's Golden Jubilee, the London Olympics and the jaw dropping sight of a man falling from space...something for everyone we think. So as the dust settles on another year we've taken stock of our achievements and present to you... Aquilar in 2012 - our best bits...CONTINUED GROWTH. At the end of our 12th year we see increased sales in a tough but growing market. November sees the highest number of individual...Read More
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Levolux Makes Tracks in Calgary
Following almost 30 years of planning, Calgary recently opened its new Light Rail Transit (LRT) route serving its southwest communities with 6 new stations, featuring state-of-the-art, energy efficient components including a Levolux Solar Shading solution. The West LRT route extends 8.2 kilometres to the west of Calgary, doubling its LRT network and represents a big step towards making it a more sustainable city. The new route...Read More
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Fulton Limited - New Northern Area Sales Appointment for Fulton
Fulton Limited – the Bristol-based manufacturer of steam, hot water and thermal fluid boilers, packaged plant rooms and skid-mounted systems – has appointed Ruth Price as its new area sales engineer for the North of England and North Wales. Ruth has over 12 years experience of steam and fluid control applications having previously worked for Spirax Sarco, where her role included the sales of steam-related equipment to new and...Read More
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Komfort - Creative Komfort for Scottish Arts Agency
Waverley Gate provides a new modern home in the heart of Edinburgh to the national agency for arts, screen and creative industries, Creative Scotland. A complete conversion of the 19th Century ‘General Post Office’ building, the fit out by GHI Contracts was the Scottish Regional and National BCO award winning entry for a commercial project of up to 2000m² for 2012. Komfort was appointed by Edinburgh Office JM Architects to provide...Read More
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AEI Cables Fire Performance (FP) Cables get Green Signal from London Underground
AEI Cables, the cable design and manufacturing company based in County Durham UK, has announced London Underground approval for its Firetec fire performance (FP) cables for Sub Surface Railways Installations further bolstering the company’s reputation as trusted supplier of cables to the rail industry. To meet demand for the latest high specification fire performance SWA cables, materials scientists at AEI recently developed new...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Housing Association Purchases Digital Locking...
A major housing association has purchased a range of Digital Locking Cabinets for its sheltered homes developments throughout the country. The Log Book Cabinets have been developed with a digital lock for the storage of fire safety and office administration records. The digital locks are battery operated and provides the user with immediate and simple keypad access to the box without the use of a key (a manual key override is available...Read More
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Flowcrete uses the Power of Silver to Deliver a Hygienic Floor Finish for McVities
A prestigious new production facility at McVities in Glasgow has started out on a firm footing with the installation of a range of hygienic floor finishes from Flowcrete, including Flowfresh, which utilises the natural power of silver to deliver the level best in advanced protection. Lines 14 and 19 at the Tollcross-based plant have been developed to include the latest in food production technology. In-keeping with the high tech nature of the...Read More
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Prysmian - Emergency Lighting Cable, Prysmian’s Guide to BS5266-1:2011
The code of practice for emergency lighting, BS 5266-1 was revised and then reissued in November 2011. To help installers and specifiers keep up with these requirements, Prysmian has published a guide, the latest in its series of FP guides to British Standards. BS 5266-1:2011 is a full revision and it replaces the 2005 edition of BS 5266-1. The revision gives recommendations and guidance on the design, installation and wiring cable...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Green Hybrid Van will Deliver Ecodan® for Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Electric is using a new DAF-LF hybrid delivery truck to carry its Ecodan® renewable heating systems to installers around the country and has created a bespoke livery for the vehicle to highlight both its green credentials and the low carbon heating products it is delivering. Ecodan has led the growing market in residential air source heat pumps for the past four years because of its performance, ease of installation and use, reliability...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Domestic VO Savings all in a Day’s Work for Company Boss
Marshall-Tufflex MD Jim Fletcher has been known to take his work home but rarely does his professional diligence result in a reduction of almost 10% off his domestic electricity bills. But that’s just what happened when Mr Fletcher, Managing Director of the Hastings-based manufacturer, tucked one of his company’s Voltis Home voltage optimiser units under his arm and took it home to test its efficiency. Eight months and one chilly south...Read More
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