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  • Introduction to chillers
    Chillers are compressor-based cooling systems that are similar to air conditioners except that they cool and control the temperature of a liquid instead of air. Precision air conditioning chillers enable close control of...
  • 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 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 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 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 drainage and sump pumps
    Drainage and sump pumps are used to empty flooded basements, septic tanks, swimming pools, drainage pits and containers, and to drain and dewater building sites, commercial areas, gardens, gullies and pedestrian underpasses.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 smoke and fire detectors
    Smoke and fire detectors , and associated base units , detect smoke and other indicators of fire. Some detectors issue a signal to a separate alarm system, such as fire alarm sounders, beacons and other signalling devices .
  • 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 water heaters
    Water heaters are used to provide a continuous supply of hot water, which is stored in an insulated tank. They are available for domestic / residential applications as well as larger commercial or public buildings. Vented...