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  • Carpets, underlays and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Carpets and underlays have thermal resistance characteristics that will reduce the heat output when fitted over an underfloor heating system. The thermal resistance of a specific type of carpet or underlay is indicated by its tog rating (1 tog being equivalent to 0.1W/m2K. The higher the tog value the better insulator it is. So the lower the tog...
    Article, 25 November 2013
  • Five benefits of switching to EC fans in HVAC equipment
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    For many businesses, a 20% reduction in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales (The Carbon Trust). However, reducing energy consumption in a building, on an ever decreasing budget, is one of the biggest challenges for facility and energy managers...
    Article, 08 February 2017
  • Installing wet underfloor heating: an introduction
    Warmafloor
    How do I operate the system? By a room thermostat in each room. How is the pipe attached to the floor? - A popular system is where pipe is held in position with clips through the insulation. - A wire grid system is available where pipework is held in place by cable ties affixed to the wire mesh. - For joisted or batten floors a clip rail system is...
    Article, 25 November 2013
  • Fight against plagiarism: protecting the future
    Wilo
    Counterfeit products can cause significant damage, not to mention the non-quantifiable reputation damage suffered by manufacturers as a result of products that are often of low quality. The best way to deal with this is to use property rights, such as the patent, and to use correct, reliable sales channels. Making solutions exclusive and...
    Article, 13 December 2016
  • 3 ways to optimise energy consumption in data centres
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    Airedale's Controls Project Manager Jon Martinez explains three ways data centre managers can optimise energy consumption in data centres. ...
    Article, 15 May 2017
  • AEL cast iron radiators – FAQ
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Q What are the advantages of using cast iron radiators? A Cast Iron radiators retain their heat and therefore emit heat for longer periods into your room unlike a modern pressed steel radiator. Cast iron radiators are also aesthetically more pleasing to look at than a steel panel radiator. Q I have standard pressed steel radiators, can I replace...
    Article, 05 April 2017
  • Single or two pipe central heating system
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Single pipe central heating system A single pipe central heating system operates through a main single feed hot water supply pipe which comes from the boiler supplying hot water to each radiator. Each radiator has a smaller hot water supply pipe branched off the main feed pipe to supply the radiator. The water passes through the radiator coming...
    Article, 05 April 2017
  • Expansion joints and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Expansion joints and crack inducers All screeds expand and contract to some degree so allowance has to be made for this. The perimeter insulation fitted with underfloor heating allows for some of this, however large areas will need to have expansion joints or crack inducer cuts in the screed itself to allow movement and avoid screed cracking...
    Article, 25 November 2013
  • Timber floors and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Underfloor heating can be installed with most types of timber floors quite effectively. Care must be taken however in the design of the system and the flooring materials used to ensure a trouble-free system. Heat output The heat output from a timber floor system is limited by the timber floor itself. As timber is an insulant, it restricts the...
    Article, 25 November 2013
  • Heating outputs: what is a BTU and what is a watt?
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    When discussing the heat output required for a room, It can be confusing when one engineer works with BTU’s and another works with watts. So what is a BTU and what is a watt? BTU and watt are both used to measure the heating efficiency of a radiator. A “BTU” (British Thermal Unit) is a measurement unit of heat and is based on an older imperial...
    Article, 30 June 2017
  • How to calculate the "delta T" for a radiator
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    After you have worked out the heat requirement for your room (AEL's easy-to-use BTU calculator will help you do this), how can you check that the radiator you have chosen will provide enough heat output? There is a simple calculation to check if the radiator will provide sufficient heat output. You must check the “delta T”. What is the "delta T"...
    Article, 06 April 2017
  • Huge opportunity replacing inefficient circulating pumps
    Wilo
    While fitting high-efficiency circulating pumps is now mandatory, Gary Wheatley, Wilo UK’s Training and Technical Manager, believes that there is a huge opportunity around the replacement of existing inefficient models. Regardless of people’s stance on ‘Brexit’, it remains necessary to get on with abiding by European Directives......
    Article, 13 December 2016
  • How to choose a Building Management System (BMS)
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    To help evaluate the large range of Building Management Systems (BMS) on the market, Airedale’s Controls expert Reece Thomas has devised a checklist of key criteria which you should consider when evaluating a BMS partner. The global building management systems (BMS) market size is projected to surpass USD 6 billion (£4.9bn) by 2023, recent...
    Article, 10 November 2016
  • Why use Linear Drainage?
    Component Developments
    Functional Advantages: channels are a hygienic and efficient way of conveying waste water from equipment discharge and floor washing; water is efficiently disposed of at the source, rather than flowing across the floor to a spot gully subsequently causing a slip hazard; simple to install; large reservoir capacity; channel systems can be utilised...
    Article, 11 May 2017
  • Component Developments Channel Installation Guide
    Component Developments
    Here is a technical document about how to install Component Development channels...
    Article, 27 April 2017