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Pentair Thermal Management - Raychem HWAT Heat Trace System Meets the...
Raychem HWAT self-regulating electric heat trace cable from Pentair Thermal Management, meets all the recommendations in the new CIBSE ‘Guide G Public health and plumbing engineering’. The guide recommends that secondary circulation (or trace heating) should be provided when the length of hot water pipework and the volume of the water that the pipework contains become such that it would take an unreasonable length of time to...Read More
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Eaton Electric - Report Reveals that UK Power Outages Doubled Last Year
The number of power outages in the UK has more than doubled in the past year, potentially costing UK businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds according to Eaton’s latest Blackout Tracker report. In 2013 there were 505 reported outages, compared to 246 in the preceding 12 months. Over 2.2 million people were affected with the average outage lasting just over three hours. The consensus from the energy community is that the situation...Read More
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Emerson Collaborates with Facebook on Design for “Rapid Deployment Data Centre”
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that it is working with Facebook to design and deploy the company’s second data centre building in Luleå, Sweden. “Luleå 2” will be the pilot for Facebook’s new “rapid deployment data centre,” (RDDC), which was designed and developed in collaboration with...Read More
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Bells Power - 100 Cheapside
Bells have successfully secured the new Generator turnkey contract at 100 Cheapside E2, a new 9 storey 86,600Sq Ft office space occupying a central position in the heartland of the world’s premier business district. Further strengthening Bells ongoing relationship with Skanska, Bells are to install a F.G.Wilson 1250KVA Diesel Generator within a roof mounted 65 dB(A) @ 1Mtr bespoke weatherproof acoustic enclosure. Within the...Read More
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Havells - On the Road with Havells Electrical Innovation
Havells, a global specialist in electrical and power distribution equipment will once again be taking their products around the country demonstrating their latest innovative and unique solutions to electrical contractors, consultants and facilities managers. The roadshow, which includes visits to NICEIC Live South and ELEX Manchester, will showcase the company’s range of electrical distribution solutions, focusing on peripheral...Read More
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Schneider Electric Signs MoU with National Grid Saudi Arabia
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Grid Saudi Arabia (SA), the entity solely responsible for the transmission of reliable and cost effective electricity in Saudi Arabia. Under the three-year agreement, National Grid SA and Schneider Electric will cooperate in developing and advancing electricity infrastructure in the country...Read More
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Dimplex A-Class Field Tests Prove it’s Not just Hot Air
Dimplex’s new A-Class air source heat pump has consistently outperformed the Heat Emitter Guide to deliver ‘outstanding’ results in a series of field tests, adding proven performance to a long list of installer benefits. Dimplex worked with key installer partners to install 12 A-Class systems into domestic properties between August and October last year and has since used remote monitoring to measure the performance of each installation...Read More
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Polyflor Takes Pride at New Maternity Unit at Bronglais Hospital
Polyflor is pleased to announce that an extensive collection of it’s flooring products have just been installed in the new Maternity Unit at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth for Hywel Dda University Health Board. The new hospital marks a major investment of £38 million by the Welsh Assembly Government, the maternity unit of which opened in April 2014. Craftsman Flooring Ltd of Swansea installed over 5000m² of 2000 PUR, Pearlazzo...Read More
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Sandtex Trade Races Ahead with TV Campaign
Specifiers have the chance to win a Supercar experience as Sandtex Trade brings its ‘Results you can depend on’ message to TV screens this summer. The premium exterior paint brand has teamed up with Sky Sports News to sponsor its 10pm bulletin every night between May and August, for 17 weeks. This is the third year Crown Paints has chosen to promote the exterior paint brand on television in the summer months. Each week...Read More
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UK Flood Barriers - Government's Flood Damage Repair & Renew Grants...
As the Government announces details of its Repair and Renew grant scheme aimed at households and business that experienced flooding in the recent winter storms, the CEO of the UK’s leading flood defence company is urging Local Authorities, businesses and householders to exercise caution when selecting both products and installers to protect properties. Frank Kelly, CEO of UK Flood Barriers commented: “With Government grants of up...Read More
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Space Air - Daikin Altherma Complete Range
Don’t wait until winter to change your heating and domestic hot water (DHW) system. Space Air’s Daikin Altherma complete range offers an energy efficient solution! Split Split systems comprise of 2 main components, an outdoor heat pump and an indoor hydro-box or 3 components if a storage cylinder is required. The Split systems are suitable for listed properties, refurbishments, large residential properties and/or commercial...Read More
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Swish Building Products - Marbrex Completes Nexus Housing Bathroom Refurbishment
Marbrex, a low maintenance PVC-U paneling system has been installed in 40 bathrooms at Chalverton Court in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire. The washroom facilities were completed as part of an annual bathroom refurbishment programme managed by housing association Nexus Housing, part of the WM Housing Group. With over 2,800 properties, the Worcestershire-based organisation works across six local authority areas and...Read More
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AkzoNobel Introduces Armstead Trade
As part of a record investment in its trade paint brands, AkzoNobel has unveiled Armstead Trade, the new brand that will replace Glidden Trade. From Monday 19 May 2014 Armstead Trade was rolled out across merchants UK-wide. Armstead Trade inherits a comprehensive range of tried and tested paint finishes from Glidden Trade that are designed to deliver professional results at an everyday, affordable price. But as part of AkzoNobel’s...Read More
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Knauf GIFAfloor Helps London Icon Hit Sustainability Target
One of London’s most iconic buildings is being refurbished using Knauf GIFAfloor in a programme that will bring the 1980s building right up to 21st century standards with a BREEAM Outstanding rating. No 1 Embankment Place, the nine-storey post-modern office designed by Sir Terry Farrell that spans the railway tracks of Charing Cross station, is the headquarters for PwC, which is updating and retrofitting its estate in line with sustainability...Read More
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