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Pentair Thermal Management is Providing Raychem Hot Water Temperature...
Pentair is providing its Raychem HWAT hot water temperature maintenance system for the bathroom units at the new HMP Grampian prison, which will replace the grim Victorian jails at Peterhead and Craiginches in Aberdeen. Designed and constructed by Skanska, who used its in-house skill to develop the structural and civil design as well as undertaking the installation of mechanical and electrical services, the new prison...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Restoration Heroes choose Ecodan Renewable Heat Pump
Two designers from London, looking to create an ideal out-of-town family home have been called ‘restoration heroes’ on prime time TV for their uncompromising stance on quality. When Alison and Matthew Grey decided to purchase a Victorian pumping house in Newgate Street village, near Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, they agreed to allow Channel 4 to follow the project’s progress for the TV series Restoration Man. The programme...Read More
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Danfoss - Animal Welfare & Energy Savings go Hand in Hand at Randers Rainforest
Randers Rainforest, an indoor tropical zoo park in Randers, Denmark, goes to great lengths to consider realistic, energy-efficient solutions when establishing enclosures for its tropical animals and plants. VLT® HVAC Drive frequency converters thus play an important role in the park’s water treatment, and contribute to a safer and more effective management of the park’s pumps. The air humidity is high in the technical room directly under the...Read More
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Munters - Evaporative Cooling Saves Energy Costs at Tier III Data Centre
Data Logistics Center's Data Inn in Lithuania has installed Munters’ award winning Oasis™ Indirect Evaporative Coolers (IEC) to deliver energy efficient cooling with a PUE of 1.3. Munters’ state-of the art Oasis™ IEC won the 2012 EMEA Data Centre Dynamics Award for Innovation, and rejects data centre heat with a very low power requirement compared to traditional free cooling systems. The new Data Inn facility will generate and...Read More
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LG’S Spring Training Dates
Leading quality air conditioner manufacturer LG strongly believes, as technology advances rapidly, training is more important now than ever. The company offers free courses aimed at contractors, giving the opportunity to develop both practical and theoretical knowledge of the firm’s products. The courses cover LG VRF, split systems and the MCS accredited Therma V air-to-water heat pump systems and are held in LG’s state-of-the-art training...Read More
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Armstrong Fluid Technology - Alex Brunner Appointed Sales Director
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced an addition to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Alex Brunner in the newly created role of Director, Sales EMEA, India, Asia and Latin America. Reporting to CEO Lex van der Weerd, Alex assumes responsibility for all sales functions of the company’s Building business in these territories with a key leadership role in accelerating market penetration of the company’s Design Envelope...Read More
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HVMS Awarded £120 Million Electrification & Plant Framework Contract by Network Rail
HVMS has been awarded a circa £120 Million Framework Contract by Network Rail for the Electrification and Plant framework covering new substations, upgrades and renewals on the Sussex and Wessex routes over the next five years. HVMS Managing, Director Andrew Pierce said “We are delighted to continue our collaborative working relationship with the Network Rail team in the southern region, and our valued supply chain partners to...Read More
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DORMA Ensures John Lewis HQ is Fit for Heavy Foot Traffic
At the London headquarters of one of the UK’s most successful brands, the specification of materials during the upgrade of their reception area and main entrance had to meet the company’s exceptionally high standards. With a daily footfall of 7000 people, high performance automatic doors from industry leader DORMA were specified to offer durability, robustness and superior aesthetics. As part of the renovation and remodelling...Read More
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Hager - klik.system Provides 70 Percent Time Saving for Central London Offices
Burgin Contracting is achieving a 70 percent time saving on an electrical installation for prestigious central London offices by using Hager’s prefabricated wiring system, klik.system. The installation at 6-7 New Bridge Street in Central London has used klik.system from the distribution boards right through to final luminaires and lighting control. The prefabricated wiring system also provides power to fan coil units throughout the seven-storey building...Read More
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Purus Launches Channel 100
Purus, the Swedish floor drainage manufacturer, has launched a floor channel with a width of just 100mm but a flow capacity equalling that of wider channels. The Channel 100 is suitable for use in most environments, including industrial areas such as kitchens, healthcare facilities and laboratories, as well as pharmaceutical, breweries and food production areas. The Channels can be equipped with high-load mesh gratings for heavy-duty...Read More
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Emerson Network Power - Critical Advantages in the Data Centre: Live Webcast...
Tuesday March 25th, 2014 from 11am to 11.40am GMT. Register now! The impact of a mains interruption, and consequent opening of the four-pole incoming supply connections, are effects that many installers and designers have inevitably had to consider at one time or another. Questions likely to have arisen in such occasions include: • Can the UPS support the system load in the absence of a neutral to earth connection from the incoming...Read More
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Prysmian - A Safe Place for Study
Prysmian’s Afumex LSX™ low smoke zero halogen cable has been used in a state of the art study and learning centre at the University of Manchester. The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons is the final stage of an expansion programme at the university. This entire project has been completed with sustainability in mind. The project’s architects, Sheppard Robson, specified 20km of Afumex LSX™, which afforded a quick and easy installation of cable...Read More
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Cembrit Showcases its Product Range at the National Homebuilding & Renovating...
Cembrit, the roofing slate and cladding specialist, will be demonstrating its full range of fibre cement and natural slates, cladding, PB render/tile backer board and weatherboard at the National Homebuilding & Renovating show (27th – 30th March 2014, NEC Birmingham) on stand F149. Visitors to the show will be able to find out how each product range can be best used on all types of new build and refurbishment projects. Fibre...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Critical Power Protection Seminar
UPS, Service, Batteries & Power Management. Date / Time: Manchester 20th March 2014 - 8.45am - 1.15pm - breakfast & lunch provided. Venue: Captains Lounge, Manchester United FC, Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA. Guest Speakers: Mardix Ltd / Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) This seminar provides a key overview of critical power protection, specifically covering: • Selecting a UPS...Read More
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