Stokvis reliability wins repeat work with social housing specialist

Stokvis reliability wins repeat work with social housing specialist

Stokvis Energy Systems solution for heating and hot water at Unity House A developer specialising in the conversion of existing commercial properties into apartment buildings for social housing providers is placing repeat orders with Stokvis Energy Systems for a range of heating and hot water solutions having been impressed by the company’s quality, reliability and service. SHF Property Investments has recently seen residents move into Unity House in Luton, Bedfordshire, after the five-storey office block…

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The challenges of updating boilers in space-restricted plant rooms

The challenges of updating boilers in space-restricted plant rooms

Jonathan Grist, commercial sales director at Viessmann UK, spotlights some of the key considerations involved in boiler retrofits. Energy efficiency improvements and lower heating bills are being attained at an increasing number of premises where old atmospheric heating boilers are replaced with modern gas condensing boilers, but a surprisingly basic difficulty can get in the way of this. When modernising plant rooms, the room itself is commonly a challenge. Too often, there’s awkward access, a…

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Condensate Recovery: The Unsung Hero of Boiler House Efficiency?

Condensate Recovery: The Unsung Hero of Boiler House Efficiency?

After steam, condensate is arguably the next most valuable resource available to your plant. Containing up to a quarter of the total energy of the steam from which it came, companies should be recovering every last drop. Chris Coleman, National Specialist Condensate Handling, Boiler House and Customer Training at Spirax Sarco, explains the several benefits of condensate recovery and how this relatively simple concept can have huge benefits for organisations relying on steam for their…

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Benefiting from a Modular Approach to Energy Efficient Heating

Benefiting from a Modular Approach to Energy Efficient Heating

Modular boilers with large turndown ratio and wide differential temperatures between the flow and return are rising in popularity. We look at the challenges they can overcome when designing a commercial heating system, and in particular heat networks in which the Government has recently announced to invest £320m over five years. Matching the demand Efficient commercial heating design requires to match both, peak loads and low loads without oversizing the plant and wasting energy. This…

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New Remeha Gas 220 Ace Exceeds Expectation in Field Test at Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford

New Remeha Gas 220 Ace Exceeds Expectation in Field Test at Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford

The new Remeha Gas 220 Ace floor-standing boiler has been installed at Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford, in a field test prior to its UK. Following best practice asset management, the school has replaced an existing 13-yearold Remeha Gas 210 Eco Pro with Remeha’s new, highefficiency floor-standing condensing boiler, the Gas 220 Ace. Currently operating alongside a Gas 210 Eco Pro, it serves the Arts & Drama block that houses the school’s Main Hall, Theatre and…

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Top Tips for Local Authorities Considering Boiler Hire

Top Tips for Local Authorities Considering Boiler Hire

With tight budgets and a fluctuating demand for heating and hot water throughout the year, local authority premises such as schools, libraries and social housing, can save a significant amount of energy and money by considering hiring heating equipment. While some local authorities install oversized heating systems to cope with peaks in demand throughout the year, others may have an older and unreliable heating system which is unable to cope. However, there are efficient and…

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Condensing Economizers – Below the Dew Point –

Condensing Economizers – Below the Dew Point –

Improving efficiency and reducing emissions Among the emerging technologies developed this decade, condensing economizers offer the opportunity for Process Plants, Hospitals and Large Municipal Buildings not only to reduce fuel use, but also to reduce green-house gas emissions (GHG’s), in particular carbon dioxide (CO2). Intended to reduce energy consumption condensing economisers can also be designed to provide other functions like pre-heating air or fluid in other process’ within the plant or building— An economizer can…

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Condensing boilers blaze new trails for low NOx emissions

Condensing boilers blaze new trails for low NOx emissions

As the campaign for cleaner air focuses attention on pollution from NOx emissions, James Porter, Sales Director at Remeha, looks at the implications for commercial boilers Improving the environmental performance of our buildings has been a key driver for energy managers in recent years, helping reduce energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Built environment legislation has centred on cutting carbon dioxide emissions to help achieve targets set in the UK Climate Change Act 2008. But…

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Hydrodynamic Steam Traps

Hydrodynamic Steam Traps

Nearly everything we consume requires steam in the production, food, soft drinks, beer, tyres, cosmetics, cleaning products, paper, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals. In addition steam is used in hospitals, universities, prisons and city district heating systems. Often overlooked, the steam trap plays a major part in the efficiency of almost all of these systems and with an ever increasing need to reduce energy consumption the steam trap should be in the spot light as a key part…

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