Boilers & Hot Water

  • Under pressure

    By BSEE on April 1, 2014
    Martin Willkinson, Commercial Manager at Spirotech, discusses the importance of installing the right pressurisation system to ensure a healthy and efficient heating and cooling system The propensity to treat the symptoms and not the root cause of a problem is usually borne out of either not having the wherewithal to treat the cause or, more often than not, a lack […]
  • Try it for size

    By BSEE on April 1, 2014
    Combined heat and power (CHP) has been proven for its effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions, thanks to the efficient way the technology simultaneously derives power and heat from the combustion process. However, as Julian Packer from Dalkia explains, it is only through specifying and designing the plant accurately that the correct load and therefore desired savings can be realised. They […]
  • Low water content: it doesn’t take a genius

    By BSEE on April 1, 2014
    Optimising energy efficiencies from commercial plant can be a complex operation, but first and foremost, it comes down to specifying the best boilers for the job. Peter Gammon, Technical Manager at ELCO UK (formerly MHS Boilers), explores the issue of boiler efficiencies and how water content can play a key role. Reducing energy usage makes perfect business sense; it saves […]
  • Condensing the heating mix

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    Whilst wider technologies such as renewables and combined heat and power (CHP) have increased their share of the limelight over recent months, Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating explains why condensing boilers should still be considered a crucial part of the commercial heating mix: Recent years have seen a number of innovative new technologies […]
  • A.O. Smith helps reduce fuel bills

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    New boilers and water heaters supplied by A.O. Smith have helped reduce fuel bills by up to 25% at Queensbury Academy in Dunstable. Seven Upsilon boilers and two high efficiency BFC water heaters were installed as part of a refurbishment program at the school which has almost 1,200 students. The school occupies two main buildings, and upgrading the facilities in […]
  • Wessex ModuMax is a winner for Cheltenham racecourse

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    When the plant room at Cheltenham racecourse was in need of an upgrade, local contractor Mechanical Installation Heating Services Ltd (MIH) called upon Hamworthy Heating and their area sales manager for assistance to evaluate the current system and propose a winning solution.   The main grandstand, which offers the best views of the racecourse, accommodates approximately 6,800 people in bars, […]
  • Raising the temperature at Bristol College

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    Alpha Heating Innovation has commissioned its new ARES Tec 900kW at a community college in South Gloucestershire, near Bristol. The company’s latest commercial boiler is enabling the college to optimise its energy efficiency while improving the comfort levels of the college’s buildings.   Patchway Community College in Almondsbury, Bristol, which has over 750 students, has chosen the largest ARES Tec […]
  • The BIM approach for the boiler market

    By BSEE on January 30, 2014
    Darren Finley, National Sales Director for Ideal Commercial Boilers, looks at how BIM can help designers specify the best products to meet building efficiency legislation and what boiler manufacturers can or should be doing to play their part.   April’s amends to the Building Regulations include the requirement for non-domestic buildings to be 9% more energy efficient compared to the […]
  • Balancing the options

    By BSEE on January 30, 2014
    With updates to the Building Regulations imminent, Peter Gammon, Technical Manager at MHS Boilers, reviews the major changes affecting the specification of heating and hot water systems in commercial buildings.   The task of controlling running costs in commercial buildings can be an on-going headache. For operators and facilities managers on the front line, there is a need to reduce […]
  • Verify to validate

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    When planning and implementing energy saving projects, verification of the savings achieved is becoming increasingly important to end users. Geoff Newman of Sabien Technology explains how building services engineers can address this requirement. When end users investigate ways in which they can save energy they are often attracted by retrofit technologies that require relatively little capital investment, while delivering a […]