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Trend Helps the Residents of Plymouth Enjoy Some Park Life
Dubbed Britain's Ocean City, Plymouth is synonymous with water and has recently completed a renovation of the historic Drake’s Place gardens and reservoir. Controlling the use of water in the fountains of this impressive public park was a priority and state-of-the-art technology from Trend Control Systems has been used throughout. Located in Plymouth’s North Hill, and named after one of the nation’s most famous seamen, Sir Francis...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Turn Key’s Specialised Design Removes the Need for Hotel...
The installation of new air conditioning system into a Buckinghamshire hotel is demonstrating how the clever use of design and specification can remove the need for leak detection equipment in occupied spaces. The Crowne Plaza, Gerrards Cross is a 147-bedroomed hotel and conference centre which has undergone a complete refurbishment having been bought by the Cairn Hotel Group. Specialist air conditioning contractors...Read More
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Daikin UK Increases BREEAM Credentials with Five New Accredited Professionals
Five members of Daikin UK's specification sales team have all gained BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) status, meaning that Daikin Europe now employs the largest number of APs in any organisation with 23 individuals across 12 countries. Daikin UK Specification Sales Manager, Simon Chapman and his team including Paul Kitchener, Chris Smythe, Nick Gould and Kevin Gregory have all gained the qualification as part of...Read More
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Munters Create the Power Environment for Power Generation
Munters Air Treatment and dehumidification solutions target the effects of high humidity on wind and gas turbines, switchgears, pumps and electronics to enhance operational availability and readiness. • Eliminate corrosion and humidity related electrical and electronic faults • Quicker start-up from standby to enhance operational availability • Lower maintenance costs • Improved reliability Increased plant availability • Reduce risk of flashover...Read More
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Pilkington UK - NSG Group to Showcase Glass Innovations at ISE
The NSG Group, owner of the Pilkington brand, will exhibit a range of high-performance glass innovations at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe Show in Amsterdam on 10-12 February. The products will be displayed at the NSG Group booth, #8-D352. A new anti-reflective glass product, Pilkington OptiView™ Protect, will be unveiled by NSG at the show. Pilkington OptiView™ Protect is a laminated glass, proving enhanced safety and security...Read More
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Airedale International Employees Notch up Another Long Service Achievement
British cooling specialist manufacturer, which was formed in 1974, is extremely proud of its loyal workforce which it attributes as the single biggest factor in its success. The manufacturer, which distributes its cooling systems worldwide, this year rewarded more than 35 individuals at an annual luncheon where they were joined by their managers and Airedale directors. The group, made up from people from all areas of the business, had...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - Helping Deliver Best Value, Ecologically
A Blackpool engineering company, Gilberts, is playing a key role in making a brownfield site on the outskirts of London as green as possible. St Andrews Park- formerly RAF Uxbridge- is being championed by Hillingdon Council as being a self-sufficient community. Central to the redevelopment is construction of a 720-pupil primary school with associated 90 place nursery compliant with the Council’s commitment to the DSCF...Read More
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Artemide Classic Lights for St Valentine's Day
Italian lighting specialists Artemide present the Eclisse and Dalu by Vico Magistretti as the perfect gift for St Valentine's Day. The unmistakable Dalu table light was designed in the 1960s by renowned Italian architect, town planner and designer Vico Magistretti; the light has been recently re-editioned in a variety of colours and finishes. Designed in 1965, the award winning Eclisse table lamp features a unique rotating inner shade that...Read More
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SPC Appoint Unitary Product Manager
S & P Coil Products Ltd (SPC) has appointed Andrew Saxon as its Unitary Product Manager to spearhead strategic management and growth of the unitary products within the business. Having worked in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry since 1995, Andrew brings a wealth of experience to SPC in what’s shaping up to be an important year for the Leicester-based specialist manufacturer and supplier of heating and cooling...Read More
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TORMAX - Historic Doors Automated with Invisible TORMAX Operators
As part of a £3m restoration at Hexham Abbey, TORMAX was contracted to install three advanced iMotion underfloor swing-door operators, successfully automating key entrances without affecting the aesthetics of the interior. Designed in-house, iMotion 1401 operators represent one of the most cutting-edge solutions on the market today, combining exceptional reliability with minimum maintenance. Housed in a steel box located within the...Read More
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Unitrunk Secures Patent to Protect Uniklip Innovation
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has secured a patent for its groundbreaking Uniklip cable tray system, protecting the market leading innovation for the next 10 years. Developed as part of Unitrunk’s Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) philosophy, Uniklip has been proven to be three times faster than conventional cable tray systems and its You Tube ‘Cheetah Challenge’ video demonstrating the speed of installation benefits has...Read More
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Piller Celebrates 10 years of Langley Stewardship
Piller, the leading producer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for high-end data centres, this year marks its ten year anniversary since being acquired by British engineering conglomerate, Langley Holdings plc from RWE. The past decade has seen the Piller Group prosper with industry-leading innovations such as the IP Bus configuration and the DeRUPS® systems, and further innovation of their rotary UPS systems...Read More
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Socomec Fit for the Future: Socomec Delivers Green Technology to Morrisons
Market leaders in integrated power solutions – Socomec – is working with Morrisons to ensure that the business’ Data Centres are futureproof. UK supermarket giant, Morrisons, is working hard to ensure that the business – and its infrastructure - is fit for the future. Integrated power specialist, Socomec, has been chosen to provide its DELPHYS Green Power range of UPS equipment; providing ultra high efficiency at full rated power, the...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - An Age Old Material for the Modern Age
If you are looking for unfading colour and a smooth, flat finish then SSQ's Sarria is for you. Sarria slate is a deep blue-black colour with a distinct blue tinge in sunlight, and is attractively speckled with inert mineral inclusions. The colour is totally natural and will not fade, even in the strongest sunlight or harshest environments. The rock splits cleanly and the consistently flat surface of the cleave gives a smooth appearance across the roof’s surface...Read More
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