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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to improve commercial boiler efficiency
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Within the commercial market today, approximately 70% of boilers with outputs of 30kW and above are wall-hung. Whether these modern condensing boilers actually deliver higher efficiencies than their old counterparts is...
  • Considering the options for improving boiler efficiency
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Paul Sands, Sales and Marketing Director at Stokvis Energy Systems, considers the options for improving boiler efficiency in new and refurbishment situations. To what extent modern condensing boilers actually deliver higher...
  • Essential chiller maintenance winter checklist
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    With chilly weather upon us and likely to be sticking around for the next few weeks, now is the time to ensure you don’t get caught out by having planned, preventative maintenance on your HVAC chillers. Airedale's UK Service...
  • 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...
  • 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...