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  • Technological advances in boiler manufacturing
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Technological advances have increased the efficiency of commercial boilers to the extent that established, well-proven technology ensures high efficiency and reliable performance. However, that does not mean the industry is...
  • Solar thermal water heating in the leisure sector
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    The Carbon Trust: "Solar water heating can be very effective for swimming pools and is relatively easy to connect to a conventional heating system." Energy costs in a typical sports centre are second only to labour,...
  • Rainwater harvesting – simply common sense
    Wilo
    Gary Wheatley, Training and Technical Manager at Wilo UK, explains what rainwater harvesting is and why implementing it for water reuse makes sense from a financial and ecological point of view. He also gives design...
  • Specifying natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators
    Bilco UK
    Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEVs), or simply smoke vents, are installed in the roof to provide essential ventilation in the event of a building fire. They open, either by sensors or remote control, to...
  • 5 checks to ensure your chiller is Ecodesign compliant
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    The Ecodesign of Energy related Products Directive (ErP) is a European-wide framework put in place to help the EU achieve its 2020 target to: lower carbon emissions by 20%; increase energy efficiency by 20%; and increase the...
  • 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: chiller water setpoint; EC fan upgrade; and Building Management System
  • 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...
  • Essential chiller maintenance winter checklist
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    Now is the time to ensure you don’t get caught out in the cold by having planned, preventative maintenance on your HVAC Chillers. Here are five key preventative maintenance tips from our UK Service Manager, Adrian Trevelyan
  • Prevention of explosions when boiler house fires occur
    Sensors
    Introduction The most common fuels in use for space and water heating are oil, natural gas and liquid petroleum gas (LPG). By far the most popular, clean and cost-effective solutions are natural gas or LPG. The traditional...
  • 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.
  • Reducing heating / cooling pump consumption by over 50%
    Frese
    The pumps installed in all newer heating and cooling systems are almost always frequency-controlled pumps, which are self-adjusting and regulate according to load. To exploit the pump optimally, it must be set and controlled...
  • 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...
  • Plate heat exchangers for commercial applications
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    A hot water system using a plate heat exchanger (PHE) heats water instantaneously and only when required, making it intrinsically energy-efficient. Calorifiers and direct-fired water heaters are less reliable and can empty...
  • 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...
  • District heating systems for housing association homes
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Paul Sands of Stokvis Energy Systems reflects on the reasons social housing landlords are returning to the use of centralised heating systems. In recent years our social housing sector has ‘rediscovered' an appetite for...