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  • Specifying NSHEVs for smoke and heat exhaust ventilation
    Bilco UK
    NSHEVs 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 exhaust smoke and noxious fumes. It is a simple concept, utilising simple...
  • What is a solar heating system 'heat dump'
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    A Solar Heating System “Heat Dump” is a thermally conductive central heating heat exchanger such as a FARAL Aluminium radiator that will quickly absorb and disperse high temperature heat away from a Solar Heating System. A...
  • The cost savings from reducing your carbon footprint
    Reznor
    When building a HVAC solution, cost is always going to be a deciding factor, however, many are unaware that by investing in an economical solution, you can achieve significant reductions in overall costs. When using...
  • What is 'Delta P' in a heating system
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    The Delta P is the pressure drop in a heating system which can be defined as the difference in total pressure between two points (e.g A and B) of a fluid carried through the pipework or heating equipment such as a radiator...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Specifying a low level services strategy
    AET Flexible Space
    Plenum air conditioning systems offer an array of benefits compared with high level services “If it is this good, why isn’t it used more often?” Words often iterated by those learning about underfloor air conditioning for...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Design freedom with underfloor air conditioning
    AET Flexible Space
    In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints. Building typology comes in all shapes and sizes, each with its own unique design criteria. Frequently...
  • The advantages of using a plate heat exchanger
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Plate Heat Exchangers are used to either heat up or cool down many different types of fluid. When heating up a fluid such as water the Primary heat source from a boiler or waste water heat recovery system will transfer the...
  • 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...
  • Trench Heating Frequently Asked Questions
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    What is the recommended distance away from a floor level full fronted window that a trench heater should be installed? The recommended distance between an AEL trench heater and a full faced window is usually between 20cm to...
  • Rainwater harvesting – simply common sense
    Wilo
    Gary Wheatley, Training & 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 guidelines...
  • 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...