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Frenger Exports X-Wing Radiant Cooling Chilled Beams to Barangaroo, Australia
Frenger exports their fully in house "UK Manufactured" energy efficient Chilled Beam Technology cooling units for use in high profile building projects worldwide. Barangaroo C2 (International House Sydney) is one of Frenger's recent exports. Barangaroo C2 is the first commercial office building (7,910m² of office space) in Australia made completely from timber. Located in the multi-billion Barangaroo development in Sydney’s harbour side...Read More
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Fulton's Steam Remedy for Neal's Yard Helps to Increase Output
Fulton Limited - the leading heat transfer specialist - has supplied an oil-fired, skid-mounted steam boiler system to Neal’s Yard Remedies, a UK-based manufacturer of natural, organic health and beauty products including essential oils, moisturisers, shower gels and soaps. The 60J oil-fired boiler was supplied with the necessary ancillary items including hot-well, water softening, chemical dosing and blowdown vessels...Read More
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ITAB Prolight - John Bell & Croyden
John Bell & Croyden, part of the Celesio Group, can trace its history to 1798 when John Bell opened the original pharmacy on Oxford Street, London. Founder John Bell and his son Jacob played key roles in the founding of Pharmacy as a profession in the United Kingdom. Jacob Bell founded the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1841 - now the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain - and was originator and first editor of...Read More
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IMC ‘Value Engineering’ puts Skids on the Way Kitchens Deal with Waste
Aggressive cost-cutting measures could halt sector-wide improvements in waste management among kitchen operators, the industry has been warned. Food waste costs the industry around £2.5 billion a year, but experts are concerned that ‘value engineering’ threatens the ability of operators to manage the problem in the most effective way. Steve Witt, managing director of IMC, said that in his experience, dealing with...Read More
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Selectaglaze - A University of Firsts
The Rt Hon Joseph Chamberlain was one of the founding advocates of the University of Birmingham. It was awarded a Royal Charter in 1900, making it one of the first redbrick universities in England. It encouraged people from all backgrounds, religions and gender to attend on an equal basis - a radical concept for its time. Aston Webb and Ingress Bell began work on a construct of buildings in 1901 to include; a great hall and a semi-circular...Read More
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ABB & IBM Partner in Industrial Artificial Intelligence Solutions
ABB and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure. Customers will benefit from ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise in artificial...Read More
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Flowcrete - Gdańsk’s New Museum Puts History at the Ground Level
The recently opened Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, the biggest historical museum in Poland, specified 4,000 m² of Flowcrete’s Peran SL flooring to create unique finishes that were an integral part of the museum’s exhibits. The Museum of the Second World War is a modern venue that presents the history of the war as the greatest cataclysm of the 20th century with a focus on the stories of individuals, societies...Read More
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Unitrunk’s Super Service Drives Faster Installation at Jersey Fuel Terminal
Unitrunk’s heavy duty cable tray has been used to enable the installation of a new fire fighting and sprinkler system at La Collette fuel terminal in Jersey after the cable management specialist was the only supplier able to meet the contractor’s requirements. Located on the south east coast of Jersey, La Collette fuel terminal comprises 11 main storage tanks ranging in volume from 350,000 to 2,000,000 litres to give the facility a...Read More
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PD Devices - Join us at Rail Live 2017, the Largest Outdoor Rail Show in Europe
Come and see the railway in action with everything from rail plant and infrastructure, traction & rolling stock, electrification and signalling demonstrations; to displays of engineering, rail maintenance materials & product development/testing safety, digital products and innovation. If you are interested in the safety aspect of the rail industry and how we can help assist the rail network come and say hello, we will be situated in the Signalling...Read More
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Monodraught Putting Wind in the Sails at Eton Boathouse
Monodraught were specified as a natural ventilation solution as part of the recent refurbishment of Eton College Boathouse function room. 4 No. Sola-Boost X-Air Systems were installed in the conference area and ensure that the area is kept cool even when the room is fully occupied. Low CO2 levels and good air quality are maintained to keep attendees feeling fresh and focused throughout the day. Natural ventilation is sustainable...Read More
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Panasonic - Winners Announced! Panasonic Celebrates Excellence
Panasonic has announced the winners of its 2nd PRO Awards, celebrating excellence across Europe in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of projects using Panasonic heating and cooling systems. The scheme attracted a wealth of entries from seven European countries, all competing for best-in-class in residential, hospitality, retail and commercial categories. Eight PRO Partners were triumphant...Read More
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Grundfos - Get your Pumps Health Checked
Older pumps not only consume too much energy, they are also prone to failure that can adversely affect your business and your maintenance budget. By replacing them with new, energy-efficient pumps, you get reliable, low-cost pump operation. This is what a large office building in central London did when they replaced obsolete pumps with new, energy-efficient models following a Grundfos Energy Check. The pumps...Read More
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EURO-DIESEL - Join the EURO-DIESEL Team at the 2nd British-Irish Airports EXPO
The Airport EXPO’s aim is simple: to unite the airports and suppliers of Britain and Ireland to learn, network and procure. It features a large amphitheatre-style conference stage within the exhibition, where British-Irish airport CEOs and other CAPEX, Operations Directors, and senior departmental specialists present their development and CAPEX plans. A dynamic, free to attend show, where you can meet the leading vendors and...Read More
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Catnic - A Fabric First Approach
Anyone with an eye on Fabric First, or indeed steel lintels specifically, will not have failed to notice the new generation of lintel design to hit the market. Here Catnic’s Technical Director Richard Price assesses their impact and considers how and why to specify the best lintels for optimal performance. Interestingly the heat lost from the UK’s average building stock has been reduced by 23% since 1970 as a direct result of the efforts to address...Read More
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