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  • 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 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 electrical measurement
    Electrical measurement devices are used to calculate the electrical parameters of a system. Different devices suit different requirements: hand-held electrical testers to check for earth loops and other electrical faults...
  • Introduction to flush controls
    Flush controls for suitable use with WCs or urinals in public toilets. Push buttons / pads are a discreet alternative to traditional lever handles and are available with a water-saving, dual flush mechanism. Hands-free...
  • Introduction to HVACR controls
    HVACR controls allow building owners and occupiers to tailor environmental conditions to their users' precise requirements. A good control system will be easy to use and install, ensure consistent operation of heating, air...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 humidifiers
    Humidifiers are used to improve dry indoor air conditions that can be created by air conditioning or heating systems. Some provide humidification only , while others offer both cooling and humidification . Isothermal...
  • Introduction to radiator valves
    Thermostatic radiator valves (TRV) consist of two parts: a sensor and a valve. The sensor monitors room temperature and adjusts the valve in order to control the flow of hot water to the radiator. If it’s too cold, it...
  • Introduction to chilled beams and ceilings
    Chilled beams and ceilings are a type of convection HVAC system suitable for use in large buildings. They can provide both heating and cooling. Passive chilled beams rely solely on convection, while the active type , also...
  • 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 building services valves
    A wide range of valves is available for controlling the flow of cold water, hot water, air and steam in heating, air conditioning, ventilation and water supply systems. Pressure balancing valves (PBVs) measure and balance...
  • Introduction to boilers
    Boilers provide hot water or steam for general domestic use, central heating systems and industrial processes. Boilers for domestic / residential central heating and hot water are compact units, designed to fit into small...
  • Introduction to water harvesting
    Water harvesting systems are built into new properties or fitted to existing houses to collect and capitalise on rainfall. By preventing rainwater waste, they create opportunities for water re-use for homes and businesses,...