Swegon, Great Indoor Climate Prize, WISE, Sweden, demand control ventilation, DCV

Swegon has been awarded Sweden’s prestigious Great Indoor Climate Prize for its WISE ‘smart’ ventilation system.

 Viega, Megapress, Easytop, ball valves, valves, SS-Contur, Viega Easytop, Scott James

Viega has extended its Megapress range further with new Easytop ball valves designed for thick-walled steel tube systems. The new products are available in ½” to 2” sizes and with both a standard EPDM sealing element and a Megapress S version with an FKM sealing element suitable for higher temperature applications up to 140oC.

Controls, David Dunn, Hotels, interface, Mini Touchscreen controller, TCUK, Toshiba Carrier

Toshiba Carrier UK (TCUK) has developed a new mini-touchscreen air conditioning room controller with an intuitive touch interface that enables clients to add their own branding and corporate messages.

Cistermiser, urinal control, infrared, infra-red, water wastage, PIR, sensor

Cistermiser’s infrared urinal flushing control valve is fully detailed in a new brochure designed for easy use by specifiers, installers and merchant counter staff.

Dunham-Bush, Classmaster, education, classrooms, BB101, thermal comfort, ventilatio, BACnet, Trend, controls, BMS

Dunham-Bush has signed an exclusive agreement with Eco-Airvent to manufacture and distribute their energy efficient Classmaster heat recovery ventilation units.

Lochinvar, low NOx, warranty, gas-fired,boiler, EFB, BREEAM, BREEAM credits

Lochinvar has introduced a new range of wall-hung, gas-fired, high efficiency condensing boilers that produce an extremely low level of NOx emissions. They incorporate a high quality stainless steel heat exchanger, which is supported by a new ‘Five plus Five’ extended warranty.

Condexa Pro, Vokera, Riello, boilers, modular, Smethwick, cascade rig

Condexa Pro boilers, from Vokèra by Riello, offer a modular approach that means output can be accurately sized to suit the heating demands of a project while optimising efficiency.

SWEP, brazed plate heat exchangers, BPHE, Sealix, SiO2, coating, protection, corrosion resistancev

SWEP has launched a new range of brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHE) that keep tap water applications running efficiently for longer.

JTL, apprentices, JTL Apprentice Awards, training, electrical, electrician

This year’s JTL Apprentice Awards saw a number of young people recognised for their hard work and commitment to furthering their knowledge in our sector. The ceremony took place on 6th June in London.

 Grundfos, Ecademy, pumps, training,

Grundfos understands that engineers and installers are busy in their day-to-day jobs, but also that industry professionals are also keen to find time to learn more about pumps and keep up to date with new technologies. With this in mind, Grundfos is offering a range of training options.

D.Carbonise, conference, decarbonise, Glasgow, Scotland, net zero

Over 440 conference presentations and academic posters given at the 19th All-Energy and the inaugural Dcarbonise 2019 held at Glasgow’s SEC on 15 and 16 May, are now available to download free of charge from the link below

Rinnai, HDC 1200i, continuous flow, hot water, on-demand water heaters, refurbishment

The Rinnai HDC 1200i continuous flow hot water unit is now available. It offers the capacity to deliver in excess of 1500 litres of temperature accurate hot water per hour, with an overall gross efficiency of more than 95%. These levels of performance, with excellent efficiency levels, mean the Rinnai 1200i is more than capable of meeting and exceeding the hot water demands of all applications.

CentraLine, Honeywell, Niagara, NX, control, BMS

CentraLine by Honeywell has launched the Merlin NX, a programmable Niagara 4 BACnet MS/TP room controller that enables integrated room management and offers application engineering and installation benefits.

BCIA, controls, Jon Belfield

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging people in the building controls sector to make one small change to their everyday lives to improve energy efficiency in buildings and create a more sustainable future.

Rinnai, Zen, Zen Plus, hot water, Chris Goggin, installers, boilers, Wifi

Rinnai is introducing the Zen and Zen Plus home hot water and heating system which marries established and proven manufacture durability with new technologies to offer great energy efficiencies, user control and, importantly, unparalleled level of comfort. Rinnai UK will be launching this innovation plus several other cutting-edge appliances during 2019.

Spirotech, degasser, smart, SpiroVent, vacuum degasser

Spirotech has re-engineered its fully automatic SpiroVent Superior vacuum degassers, introducing two new models with increased performance and ‘intelligent’ controls.

boilers, DoubleTree, EcoSword, heating, Lochinvar, Milton Keynes, NOx

Lochinvar has supplied two high efficiency gas-fired EcoSword water heaters to the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, which forms an integral part of the multi-sport Stadium MK in Milton Keynes – home of the MK Dons Football Club and the Marshall Arena.

 Fujitsu, air conditioning, Clint, Montair, chiller, liquid chiller, Ian Carroll

Fujitsu General Air Conditioning has extended its UK product range with the addition of Clint and Montair liquid chillers, furthering a partnership formed in November 2017 between Fujitsu General Limited and G.I Holdings for commercial business development.

Swegon, Global PX, Total, Global, Flat, Mural, mechanical ventilation, IAQ

Swegon has introduced a new range of controlled mechanical ventilation units with high efficiency heat recovery to the UK market.

boiler, continuous flow hot water, heating, hot water, maintenance, Rinnai, service, training

Rinnai, manufacturer of continuous flow hot water heating units and systems, is now offering free training courses to any installer or contractor who wants to extend their business and offer service and maintenance to their customers.

Viega, Megapress S, pipes, pipework, connectors, high temperature, cold press

Viega has extended its Megapress S range with press connections for pipe sizes between 3/8 and 2-inch diameter. Megapress S features a fluoroelastomer (FKM) sealing element and has been engineered for high temperature applications up to 140oC and pressures up to 16 bar.

Carlo Gavazzi, gateway, BMS, integration, MBus, Modbus, TCP/IP, software

Carlo Gavazzi’s range of SIU-MBM Gateway products offers a simple solution for integration of MBus products, with devices that support Modbus over TCP/IP.

The Grundfos Conlift range helps to remove condensate when it cannot be removed by a natural gravity fall. Providing an easy and convenient solution, Conlift has two models which operate automatically when condensate enters the collection tank from an appliance. Both models can be upgraded with either an alarm PCB and/or neutralisation unit which can also be retrofitted as needs change. They also require minimal maintenance, making lifetime costs efficient.

BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced that it now has a total of 100 members. The recent addition of Kernow Controls has enabled the BCIA to celebrate this important milestone.

Evinox, ModuSat, ethernet, HIU, heat interface unit

Evinox has unveiled its latest range of ModuSat XR Smart Heat Interface Units. The HIUs offer smaller, more compact dimensions but can deliver high-performance and other benefits at low primary flow temperatures. The Smart HIUs also offer TCP/IP communications connectivity.

Cistermiser, LinkThru, website, HSG274

Cistermiser’s new website, dedicated to IoT water temperature and flow monitoring, www.linkthru.com provides full details on the many practical advantages that are delivered by this technology.

BSRIA, Topic Guides

BSRIA is offering a series of free Topic Guides, which are available to download from its website - non-members will also be able to access the information free.

Siemens, Desigo

Desigo control point is the new embedded building management station from Siemens. It consists of touch panels in several sizes and of web servers that enable remote control of buildings from any smart device.

PREEVA, Reznor

Reznor offers an ErP-compliant range of products, including its PREEVA EC heating and ventilation unit. This provides combined heating and ventilation, with optional cooling.

Award, iF Design Award, Panasonic, R32

Panasonic has received an iF Design Award for its residential Floor Console Air Conditioner. The iF Design Award, presented by the International Forum Design, celebrates outstanding design amongst designers and manufacturers, providing a gold standard for pioneering products. Judges consider everything from environmental impact, functionality and cosmetic appearance.

Titon, website, MVHR

Titon has launched a new website, showcasing its full range of products, across both the company’s Ventilation Systems and Window & Door Hardware divisions. The site can be accessed at www.titon.com and has been designed with end users and customer support in mind.

Trigon, Elco, gas-fired boiler, floor-standing

ELCO Heating Solutions has launched the new Trigon XXL range of floor-standing gas condensing boilers.

Waterloo, Brexit, John Tiernan

Waterloo Air Products, UK manufacturers of ventilation grilles, diffusers, weather louvres and VAV systems, has developed a programme to strengthen its supply arrangements to reduce the possible disruption as the UK plans to leave the EU.

Grundfos, Magna, pumps

With stacks of experience under its belt, the Grundfos MAGNA family has been on an evolutionary journey since its 2001 launch as the range offering is constantly revisited. This is to ensure that it continues to fully encompass the increasing demands that are required from a modern circulator.

Stratos Maxo, Wilo, pump

The Wilo-Stratos Maxo launches in the UK from April and offers a number of innovations that offer greater efficiency and connectivity for installers and end-users.

Rehau, pipework, Raupiano, Rautitan

Rehau reaches high

01 April, 2019

Pipework specialist Rehau will be exhibiting a range of its products at the Tall Buildings Conference taking place in London on 30th April 2019.

Rinnai, Infinity Range, water heater

Rinnai’s Infinity range of 11i,17i &17e ErP A-rated continuous flow gas fired water heaters are specifically designed for low NOx domestic/light commercial use and guarantee the highest efficiencies and lowest running costs at consistently accurate temperatures 24/7 compared with any other method of hot water delivery.

Artic Building Services, training, apprenticeship, apprentic

Artic Building Services is building on the success of its training and apprenticeship programme, which was established ten years ago. The company see this as a way to ensure its own engineering base and also to benefit the wider industry at large in developing suitable candidates for long term careers in the core hard FM disciplines such as HVAC, electrical engineering and refrigeration.

While offsite construction is not a new concept, it has recently seen a resurgence within the UK construction market – and one that is expected to continue. In line with this, REHAU has produced a new dedicated guide on the subject aimed at M&E contractors and building services engineers to help them negotiate offsite construction and get the best out of this way of working.

BSRIA has produced another publication in its series which looks at megatrends affecting the global economy, and a particular view on what they mean for buildings. In its latest report, Megatrends: Demographics, author Henry Lawson looks at the growth and movement of the Earth’s population. Trends considered include numbers of people living alone; urbanisation; the impact of an ageing workforce and the growing number of women entering the workforce around the world. It is a fascinating look at an important topic which is already having an impact on how buildings are designed, built and used.

Siemens Building Technologies offers a selection of internally and externally threaded ball valves from 15mm to 50mm. Siemens offers a complete range of ball valves, suitable for applications in cold- and hot-water systems. As with the rest of the Acvatix range, the products have been designed for robust performance and easy installation. The variety of ball valves available in this range makes for easy selection and application. The valves can be combined with the range of Siemens OpenAir damper actuators using mounting kits

Reznor

Reznor, part of Nortek Global HVAC (UK) offers the AB range of industrial air curtains. It is ideal for exceptionally high doors. AB Industrial air curtains provide a barrier of high velocity air that block incoming winds and stop warm air escaping by delivering a barrier of heated air across the width of the doorway. Units can be fitted within existing or new buildings and are ideal for doorways creating a more cost efficient and comfortable indoor environment. Models are available, for door widths from 2m to 6m and up to 6m high.

Viessmann, Vitodens, boiler

Viessmann has eliminated the need for a separate low loss header and connecting pipework for its Vitodens 200-W commercial wall boiler (49 to 150 kW) by incorporating the header in a new pump connection set. This patented new solution for larger single boiler installations is more compact than having a standalone header, more keenly priced, and quicker and easier to install.

Conlift raises the game

01 April, 2019

Condensate can be a real problem when it cannot be removed by a natural gravity fall. For example, due to the location, kitchen cupboard layout or doorway preventing straightforward access to a drain; a condensate pump, such as the Grundfos Conlift, provides an easy and convenient solution.

Spirotech, heating, training, Rob Jacques

As part of its continuing commitment to supporting the heating industry, Spirotech has extended its popular training programme to include graduates. Among the latest to be given an insight into the benefits of deaeration and dirt separation were a group of post-graduates from Vital Energi.

With the growth of increasingly complex projects, offsite build is providing a vital solution that is helping to overcome some of the challenges. These pre-engineered solutions tick all the boxes in terms of the coordination of a range of elements from planning and design, through to fabrication, the actual assembly of components, plus all required testing.

Although ‘press-fit’ technology has been a major trend in continental Europe for 30 years or more, it is only relatively recently that the UK has fully embraced this form of fixing. However, features such as enhanced joint performance, time-efficient, clean installation and improved finish are all benefits that have contributed to the growth in popularity of press fittings across the commercial plumbing and heating markets in recent years.




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