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The heat is on

The UK has so far been successful in achieving interim targets for carbon reduction. But now the low hanging fruit is scarce, it’s time to tackle the big challenge head on - decarbonising our heat. Karen Fletcher looks at the options and the hurdles ahead.

Nick Winton, High Speed 2, HS2, Network Rail, sheds, radiant heating, Reznor, Nor-Ray-Vac, Workshop
Making tracks to the future

As the HS2 project takes shape, heating the rail sheds along the route is a significant challenge. Here Nick Winton explains why engineers need to get to grips with the knowledge of how to apply radiant heating for efficiency.

Dr Chris Ward, health, wellbeing, World Health Organisation, BREEAM, WELL
The impact of buildings on our health and wellbeing

As our other experts focus on heating, Dr Chris Ward considers the wider aspects of today’s building services that affect our health  and wellbeing

Bernard Dawson, burner technology, jet burner, NOx emissions, flue gas recirculation, FGR, combustion, Premix packaged burners, flue gas, Riello
Cut the NOx

One of the options for achieving low NOx emissions is to use premix burner technology. Bernard Dawson explains how this differs from traditional pressure jet burner technology.

Stuart Doggrell, unvented internal expansion heaters, unvented systems, stainless-steel cylinder, unvented water heaters, Venturi effect, Fabdec
The unvented solution

Stuart Doggrell highlights the growing popularity of unvented internal expansion heaters and their impact on the UK’s changing property landscape.

heat exchanger, boilers, neat exchange, stainless steel, aluminium, system design, Steven Evans, BS 8558, Potterton Commercial, maintenance
On your metal

As the steel vs aluminium heat exchanger debate continues, Steven Evans argues that perhaps it’s time to look beyond the materials to focus on design and maintenance

flues, Paul Martin, gas condensing boilers, flue design, BREEAM, communal flue systems, flue joints, CE certification, ATAG Commercial
Flues for thought

Paul Martin highlights the important role of flue design in ensuring condensing boilers operate at maximum efficiency

Steve Lalyk, heating, control strategy, continuous commissioning, biomass, CHP, cascade, modular boilers,, internet connectivity, Modbus, KNX, Soft Landings, Hoval
Control to the max

Steve Lalyk explains why the growing use of mixed heat sources means the control strategy is increasingly important.

heating, workshops, Brett Smith, Radiant heating, warm air heating, BS6230, BS EN 60079-10-1, energy efficiency, Powrmatic
Heating that works in workshops

Space heating systems for workshops need to address a number of criteria that may not apply to other applications. Brett Smith reviews the most important considerations.

Dan Martindale, gas safety, Health and Safety Executive, HSE, maintenance, training courses, Andrews Water Heaters
Training for LIFE

Dan Martindale discusses how engineers can keep up with ever-changing requirements around commercial heating, and why lives may depend upon it.

condensing boilers, Chris Meir, Remeha
Saving our energy future

Replacing inefficient boilers, adding effective control and ensuring regular maintenance can transform the energy performance and comfort of a building, while protecting national energy security. Chris Meir examines at the role of condensing boilers in helping improve energy efficiency.

Chris Caton, boiler, system separation, plate heat exchanger, controls, mixed-use development, maintenance, Ideal Commercial Boilers
Sweat your asset

Chris Caton offers advice on getting the most out of your boiler, highlighting some common commissioning and operation issues that building services professionals should bear in mind for better long-term performance.

boilers, Mark Ferris, Trigon, Ideal Heating Solutions
The DNA of commercial boilers

Mark Ferris considers the changing demands of floor standing boilers in modern commercial buildings, and outlines the key design considerations for specifiers.