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Schneider Electric keeps Rail Powered with Compact Principal Supply Point
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, offers an innovative solution to secure the power supply of the rail industry. The Compact Principal Supply Point (PSP) is an integrated solution that provides reliable and consistent signalling supplies at a lower cost. It’s innovative design and reduced size enable easier installation and greater supply security and efficiency for railways and other forms...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - Pass the Sprouts, Please…
As we enter the season of overspending, overindulgence, wonderful surprises (hopefully) and happy faces all around, we need to ensure our buildings and building occupants enjoy the same festive cheer. As we plan our holidays and a change in working routines we need to check that our building services have been adjusted to match - failure to do so will potentially result in a large overspend, with building services providing heating...Read More
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Monodraught - Fresh Air Delivered to New Education Centre
The Dorothy Fox Education Centre in Sheffield Botanical Gardens was opened in March 2017 by the Duke of Devonshire. The building was completely re-built with the financial support of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (SBGT) and the Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield (FOBS) and three major legacy donors - Dorothy Fox, Mildred Rushby and Barbara Holland - and The Sheffield Church Burgesses Trust, The J G Graves...Read More
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Closomat - Accessible Toilets Prove they Open Doors to More Customers
Do you want a way to increase customer numbers? Head to the toilets! That’s the message from Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of disabled toileting solutions, resulting from feedback from brands such as Alton Towers and JD Wetherspoon. The brands are among a growing number to use Closomat’s expertise to upgrade their accessible toilets to include more space and greater range of equipment - specifically a hoist, adult-sized changing...Read More
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Grundfos Simplifies Pump Replacement
The Grundfos Product Center (GPC) is well-established as the ‘go to’ pump selection tool of choice for an increasing number of industry professionals. This could be because much thought and consideration went into its design to deliver a pump selection tool that would make choosing the right pump solution as straightforward as possible. This ease of selection is also true when a replacement pump is required. Simply log onto the Product...Read More
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TORMAX - Harmonious Access from TORMAX
Part of Birmingham City University, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a £57 million teaching and performance facility that attracts internationally renowned performers and teachers, as well as the highest calibre students. Delivering contemporary access solutions to this significant new development, TORMAX was contracted to install prestigious automatic revolving doors to the two main entrances as well as an automatic...Read More
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Polyflor - Camaro Helps Create Homes Away from Home at Staycity Aparthotels
Luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor’s Camaro PUR flooring collection were used to create homely accommodation for visitors at Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street in York, North Yorkshire. Approximately 5500m² of Camaro PUR wood effect luxury vinyl tiles in the White Limed Oak design were chosen to complete the interior design scheme inside the 197-room aparthotel. This new build hotel in York city centre, the company’s...Read More
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Roxtec Supplies Dana Petroleum’s New North Sea FPSO
Innovative cable sealing solutions designed by Roxtec have been used in the construction of Dana Petroleum’s new Western Isles floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which started production in the UK North Sea last month. Roxtec UK managing director Clive Sharp said enclosure seals are being used aboard the platform to allow cables to pass between separate areas, while protecting people and...Read More
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DMS - The Wise Choice - The MWN Water Meter!
The PoWogaz range of MWN Water Meters are suitable for remote readings in AMR systems and is able to be mounted vertically, horizontally or in the incline position. With permanent and efficient construction the MWN ensures the flow of water is not lowered in the loss of pressure! Adding the MWN to your application is a wise choice, giving you the following benefits; • WRAS/lMID approved • Wide measuring range...Read More
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Danfoss Drives - Digitalization - It’s in our DNA
Because today’s customers do business in a completely different way than they have in the past, we’ve made sure that we have developed and enhanced our customer centricity and the way we run our business. We’ve had to totally rethink the customer journey; to improve our ‘outside-in’ approach to our processes and relationships to ensure we continue to offer customers the best, most efficient and most effective experience...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice
One of the most common questions our specification managers are asked is, ‘what should the upstand be on a flat roof?’. This question is frequently followed by, ‘what if I haven’t got 150mm?’. This article is about why upstands exist and how you can avoid asking the second question. SIG Design and Technology’s technical director Stephen Cleminson highlights best practice for upstand design. Why do we need flat roof upstands?...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Design on Learning about the Natural Environment
Connectivity between internal and external environments is going beyond the curriculum at a new school on the Isle of Sheppey: it is reflected even in the architectural design. Literally central to the ethos, at least as far as the building construction is concerned, is the utilisation of natural resources solutions from Gilberts Blackpool. The company has provided eight bespoke high performance penthouse terminals, which, via strategic...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - New Test Bay for Bromborough
ABB has invested in a new test bay at Bromborough to test all the power quality equipment manufactured at the site, including power factor correction equipment such as the QS series of capacitor shelves, QCap capacitors and also active harmonic filters that eliminate the troublesome harmonics. Featuring the latest computerised testing technology, the new facility will ensure consistent high quality...Read More
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Knauf - Quality Assured as Knauf Aquapanel Exterior Render System gains BBA...
Knauf, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building products and systems, has achieved third party certification from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for the Knauf Aquapanel Exterior Render System. In achieving this certification, specifiers, architects and installers can be assured that the Knauf render system adheres to the highest quality standards in the industry. A team of technical experts from the BBA...Read More
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