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Danfoss - Co-operating with Aalborg University to Prevent ‘Heart Flutter’ in Power...
Danfoss Power Electronics and Aalborg University in Denmark recently entered into a joint collaboration. The goal is to develop frequency converters which do not create electrical interruptions in the power network. The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has donated 4m DKK in support of the agreement. It is a very important agreement as Aalborg University has some of the world’s most clever people...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - The Science of Water Bath Modelling
Water bath modelling of ventilation flows in buildings is an extremely powerful tool at the design stage of a building. What other technique for example enables you to easily view in three dimensions a transient flow pattern in a building? Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) output is currently really limited to a 2D visualisation because of the fact most people view the output on a 2D screen. Furthermore, if you are using a numerical scheme to...Read More
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Cembrit - The Salterns Benefit from a Touch of A+
Approximately 80,000 Cembrit Jutland A+ rated slates have been employed on a new housing development near the picturesque town of Bideford, North Devon. The Salterns, developed by Cavanna homes, consists of a combination of two, three and four bedroom houses surrounded by beautiful countryside and a variety of wildlife. The distinctive new development of quality homes is located near the estuary of the River Torridge and...Read More
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Polyflor - A+ for Polyflor at Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
A selection of Polyflor products featured in The Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy project in Stoke-on-Trent. Part of Stoke Building Schools for the Future, the £19m new build academy in Blurton is a Business and Enterprise Maths Specialist Academy and opened in a brand new building which can accommodate 1050 students. A total of over 4500m² of Polyflor products were specified by Associated Architects of Birmingham and...Read More
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AET Flexible Space Seeks New Distributors at Mostra Convegno Expo 2014
AET Flexible Space, leading producer of Under Floor Air Conditioning (UFAC) systems will be exhibiting at one of the world’s leading heating and air conditioning events, MCE 2014 to be held at Fieromilano, Italy on the 18th to the 21st March. The Mostra Convegno Expo is a bi-annual event dedicated to heating, air conditioning and renewable energy in domestic, commercial and industrial installations, which attracts around 150,000...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Seeks Industry Vision for ‘Data Center 2025’
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced the launch of “Data Center 2025.” The industry-wide initiative is designed to engage thought leaders from all corners of the data centre industry in order to explore potential visions for the data centre of the future. The four-month, global initiative will include input...Read More
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Schneider Electric Meets all the Needs of Waste Coal Recovery Company
RecyCoal recovers waste coal from active coal mines in a fast, efficient and environmentally positive way. The company’s unique service improves mine profitability by recovering and converting otherwise unused coal. In addition to this, the company targets land rehabilitation services which benefit local communities through long term environmental restoration projects, ranging from forestry and agriculture, to commercial...Read More
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Formica® Laminate Brings a Fresh Look to a French Two Star Hotel
The ICOM Architecture firm used Formica® laminate for the renovation of the Hotel MISTER BED 2* located in Bagnolet on the outskirts of Paris. Following the client’s brief for a modern and stylish design, AR Plus® by Formica Group, ColorCore® by Formica Group and laminate from the Formica® Woods range were used to create a contemporary look. In a hotel environment, surfaces play a pivotal role in creating a statement...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Modern Renaissance Project
Project Type: Private Accommodation. Number of Mailboxes: 238. Type of Mailboxes: H1 Lateral. Mailbox Entry/Retrieval: In Front / Out Front. Colour: RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey. European Standards: EN 17324. Modern Renaissance. A project which maximises the space available, conforms to the styling guidelines of the development’s architects and uses great looking secure mailboxes. The contrast of the mailboxes against the minimalistic...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Critical Power Protection Seminar
UPS, Service, Batteries & Power Management. Date / Time: Birmingham 11th March 2014 - 8.45am - 1.15pm - breakfast & lunch provided. Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ. Guest Speakers: Mardix Ltd / Yuasa Battery Sales (UK). This seminar provides a key overview of critical power protection, specifically covering: •Selecting a UPS: Standalone vs Modular •The importance of UPS service support...Read More
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Power Capacitors - Midlands Company Claims 4 million Tonne CO2 Reduction
A Birmingham based company has a credible claim of contributing to a huge reduction in carbon emissions over its 40 year history. Birmingham Yardley MP John Hemming paid a visit to Power Capacitors Limited in Tyseley, Birmingham to investigate this incredible achievement and help them celebrate 40 years in business. Established in 1973, long before the mainstream carbon reduction agenda hit the headlines, the huge...Read More
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Komfort Joins the BIM Revolution
Komfort is the first UK partitioning system manufacturer to offer Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects for its Polar Vision frameless glazed partitioning system. The objects are available in Autodesk Revit and Bentley software formats as well as an IFC file, which is used for the creation and exchange of data between different BIM software formats. By 2016 all government projects will need to comply with BIM Level 2 as part of...Read More
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Space Air - Daikin Altherma Flex - Cascade Technology
Daikin’s advanced cascade technology, for reaching high temperatures efficiently without the need for an auxiliary heater. System capacities are maintained even at extreme low temperatures. Two refrigeration cycles are a principle feature of the Flex system, one being R410A and the other R134a – in a cascade configuration to heat the water circuit. The purpose of a cascade system is to attain or work with pressures and temperatures...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Paul Hetherington Named New CEO of Marshall-Tufflex
Marshall-Tufflex Managing Director Jim Fletcher has announced his retirement after almost 30 years at the Hastings-based manufacturer. His replacement is Paul Hetherington, formerly Managing Director of Alumasc Rainwater, Drainage, Casings & Plastics Division. Paul took up the post of Chief Executive Officer on February 3, working alongside Jim until his retirement in May. “We are delighted to welcome Paul to Marshall-Tufflex...Read More
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