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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What are 'Shell and Tube' heat exchangers
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Shell and tube heat exchangers are considered one of the most effective types of heat exchanger available in the UK. A shell and tube heat exchanger has a cylindrical shell with a tube bundle in the centre. The high...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...