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ABB Builds Smartest Power-Protection Technology into UK Anaerobic Digestion Plant
A 24-hour facility that converts food and farm waste into gas to power homes relies on an array of digital ABB devices to sustain its operations and predict when maintenance will be required. Perhaps the fastest-growing green industry in the UK in recent years has been anaerobic digestion (AD). At these facilities, biomass consisting of plant and animal waste - from farms, commercial food operations and other source - is “digested” by...Read More
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Roxtec UK Provides Cable Sealing Solution for £1.1billion Sellafield Project
Roxtec UK is supplying Sellafield - Britain’s biggest nuclear site - with specialist cable sealing solutions to support a major overhaul to infrastructure. The Manchester firm has been awarded the contract by Sellafield’s Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA). The ISA is an integrated team which consists of three delivery partners; Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Arup and is responsible for a £1.1 billion contract to provide...Read More
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Grundfos Staying in Control at Glastonbury
As music festivals go, they don’t get bigger or better than Glastonbury. The logistics of putting on an event for over 200,000 people is mindboggling and ensuring the availability and accessibility of sufficient clean water is just one aspect. This involved Grundfos Pumps being asked to advise the organisers in relation to further optimising their system. After a site survey, attention switched to improving the overall control and...Read More
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Danfoss Drives - Fläkt Woods Chooses Danfoss Drives to Make Buildings Safer
Fläkt Woods, part of FläktGroup, a leading supplier of indoor air and critical air solutions, has selected Danfoss HVAC VLT® variable speed drives (VSDs) for use in its groundbreaking fully tested and certified high temperature fan/VSD range. The packaged solutions in this new range, all of which offer full compliance with the latest EN12101-3:2015 standard, will make it significantly easier for designers to provide efficient and dependable smoke...Read More
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Aico Unveils New Stand at FIREX & CEF Live
Aico, the market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, will be launching a new and improved stand at this year’s CEF Live (6th-8th June, NEC Birmingham) on stand 42 and at FIREX (18th-20th June, ExCel London) on stand FX820. The new stand will be distinctive and different from the double decker stand Aico showcased at last year’s FIREX. The new design will take the shape of a house, allowing visitors to see Aico alarms...Read More
Spirax Sarco - Steam Could be the Hidden Gem of your Biomass Heating System
Imagine being able to use industrial waste to heat a building. Now imagine the ability to use steam to generate electrical power. Waste products may not be the first thing we think of when we look at power, but as the future of fossil fuels is more widely discussed, steam and waste may just become the power couple of the future green economy. In the world of industrial heating, chicken farmers are sitting on a goldmine. High in nitrates and...Read More
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Servaclean - Helping bring The College, Aberdeen into the 21st Century
Providing Aberdeen with great night, eclectic in offering, from craft beer and sport to live music and cocktails. The College pub is an institution and has been serving the city since 1994. A venue of choice with a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Owned by PB Devco, the bar has undergone a £300,000 refurbishment which took place in June last year and has brought the College well and truly into the 21st century. You won’t see anything else like...Read More
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Wienerberger Announces Appointment of New Marketing Director
Building solutions manufacturer Wienerberger is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Lunn as their new Marketing Director. Wienerberger is the UK’s leading provider of wall, roof and landscape solutions. Stuart, who joined the Wienerberger team in March 2019, is an award-winning marketing professional with years of experience across the full marketing mix and in media, including specialist expertise in strategy and digital...Read More
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Purus Wetroom Drainage Grates Available
Purus, the leading manufacturer of plastic floor gullies and linear drainage channels for wetroom and level-access shower areas, have recently launched a useful installation detail which shows how their Resin Grates and Resin Rings are installed in resin, micro cement and micro concrete floor finishes. The 7138402 Resin Grate and 7138401 Resin Ring are both designed for installation with 3mm of resin, micro cement or micro concrete; and are...Read More
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Halton Group Expanding its US Factory Operations & Manufacture of AHUs
Halton will open a new US production unit of about 40,000 sq ft (3,700 sq metres) close to their existing plant in Kentucky. This will focus on the manufacture of air handling units, make-up air units and exhaust air pollution control systems for the needs of commercial kitchens. This will allow the current plant, with a floor area of almost 86,000 sq ft (8,000 sq metres), to focus on commercial kitchens’ hood and air distribution solutions. Expanding...Read More
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DMS - The UK’s Leading Domestic Diaphragm Gas Meter - BK G4
The ‘old tin can’ - this popular Domestic Gas Meter has been a firm favourite in the UK and further afield for over 30 years! The BK range of Gas Diaphragm meters is extensive, with sizes to cover applications from domestic (1”) to industrial (4”). The range guarantees low noise, high accuracy and long-term stability with a 20 year+ design life. The BK-G4 meter has a synthetic diaphragm design with an injection-moulded aluminium body...Read More
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VEKA Group - Scotia Opens New Factory & Celebrates 35 Successful Years with Halo
Long-standing Halo fabricator Scotia Windows and Doors has moved into an expansive new factory in Kilmarnock, with even greater capacity to serve trade customers across Scotland. Supported by two trade centres in Alloa and Hamilton, the company is well placed to provide Halo’s industry-leading PVC-U systems to an even greater number of discerning trade and commercial customers. Scotia’s MD Robert McKnight explains...Read More
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