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  • 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 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 combined heat and power
    Combined heat and power (CHP) , also known as co-generation, is a technology that simultaneously generates heat and electrical power from a single source. sate heat from the power generator is captured via a heat exchanger,...
  • Introduction to burners
    Burners are used to heat water for general hot water supply, central heating or industrial processes. Single-stage burners are suited to smaller applications such as domestic properties or small commercial buildings. In mild...
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 HVAC ducting
    HVAC ducting is used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to convey warm or cool air, or to extract damp or dirty air. PVC-U ducts are advantageous due to their low cost and light weight. They are often...
  • Introduction to power / data cables
    Power and data cables are used by building services engineers and electrical contractors to create a network of services throughout a building. Data cabling can be used to automate building services through a building...