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  • Introduction to diffusers and grilles
    Diffusers and grilles are used to provide a covering to ventilation terminals. They are typically found where air conditioning or extraction systems are installed such as in hotels, offices, schools and other public...
  • Introduction to underfloor heating and cooling
    Underfloor heating and cooling systems are an efficient means of heating: they provide a stable room temperature with minimal convection and associated draughts. They provide a pleasant warmth underfoot in domestic...
  • Introduction to packaged plant rooms
    Packaged plant rooms are self-contained prefabricated enclosures that house HVAC, power or communications equipment in a single centralised facility. Mechanical and electrical services are integrated into a single...
  • Introduction to secure chemical stores
    In an effort to prevent environmental pollution and damage to human health, legal requirements now dictate that hazardous chemicals are kept in secure chemical stores . The government advises that chemical storage areas are...
  • Introduction to pumping stations
    Packaged pumping stations are installed where the gravity drainage of surface water, wastewater or sewage is not possible. They 'lift' the liquid concerned to the requisite height, either into the drains or a septic tank.
  • Introduction to fabric ducting
    Fabric / textile ducting is an alternative to traditional steel or aluminium ductwork. Fabric ducting was developed as a draught-free air distribution system. It suits applications with a hygiene requirement, such as...
  • Introduction to heat exchangers
    Heat exchangers facilitate the transfer of heat from one medium to another, and in the building environment they are typically used in services such as heating, refrigeration / cooling and air conditioning. In process...
  • Introduction to smoke / fire / air vents
    Smoke, fire and air vents are used for the extraction and ventilation of air or smoke from a building. They are often referred to as automatic opening ventilators (AOVs). During a fire, they open to vent smoke out of the...
  • Introduction to enclosures / housings / cabinets
    Enclosures, housings and cabinets are used for storing or protecting electrical equipment or industrial machinery. Smaller units provide secure storage and protection from the elements for equipment such as meters and...
  • Introduction to kitchen / bathroom extractor fans
    Kitchen / bathroom fans provide extraction and ventilation of damp, humid air. They are typically used in domestic properties or shared accommodation such as student residences. Extract fans usually have a centrifugal or...
  • Introduction to convection heaters
    Convection heaters provide warm air heating for expansive industrial and commercial spaces, warehouses and sports halls. Unit heaters are heavy-duty room-sealed fan heaters, which can be floor or wall mounted or suspended...
  • Introduction to mechanical ventilation units
    Mechanical ventilation systems are installed in new build and refurbished houses and flats where natural ventilation is insufficient to supply fresh air, and remove indoor pollutants and excess moisture. The most energy...
  • Introduction to ventilation fans
    Ventilation fans are designed for air supply, air extract or air supply and extract functions. Models are available for a host of applications in the residential, commercial (including IT and telecomms), and industrial...
  • Introduction to emergency lighting
    Emergency lighting is designed to provide back-up lighting during a power outage, so that occupants can find their way to escape routes. Illuminated escape route signs highlight the nearest exit, while emergency luminaires...
  • Introduction to ventilation louvres
    Ventilation louvres provide external weather protection to supply and exhaust duct openings. They are typically used in large commercial or industrial buildings where there is a need for a constant supply of air. Fixed...