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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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • Building Management Systems and energy efficiency
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    There are many simple steps to reducing energy consumption in your facility. The most efficient energy saving methods come via effective controls and an intuitive Building Management System (BMS). Much is written about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Increasing heating efficiency with plate heat exchangers
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    This article by Paul Sands, Director of Stokvis Energy Systems, discusses how using modern modulating low water content gas boilers in combination with compact modulating low water content plate heat exchangers can meet hot...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.