Pumps & Motors

  • Heat Pump Association outlines key points in new climate change report

    By Debbie Eales on December 9, 2016
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) is greatly encouraged that the report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’ – repeatedly emphasises the leading role that heat pumps can play among a range of low carbon measures and wishes to highlight some of the key points. The report focuses on the need to significantly […]
  • £862k boost for livestock auctioneer in renewables overhaul

    By Debbie Eales on October 31, 2016
    Northumberland auction house, Hexham and Northern Marts, is set to make a 236% return on investment – reaping an estimated £862,000 in energy savings and commercial RHI payments over the next 20 years – after installing solar PV panels and a NIBE ground source heat pump system. The auctioneer, which specialises in livestock, wanted to replace its old gas-fired heating […]
  • Free F-gas seminar for property owners and engineers

    By Debbie Eales on June 2, 2016
    AirSource is hosting a free seminar discussing the new EU regulations surrounding the move to lower GWP refrigerants. The seminar is aimed at engineers and commercial property owners. Taking place at Spinningfields, Manchester, on Monday, 20th June, the seminar will focus on the changes to the law and what they mean for industry professionals that own, build or install air […]
  • Per Jonasson re-elected President of AREA

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2016
    Per Jonasson was re-elected President of AREA (the European organisation of air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumps contractors) for two years at the AREA General Assembly spring meeting in Dublin. Twenty-one of the 23 members attended the meeting, hosted by the Institute of Refrigeration Ireland. Per Jonasson was unanimously given another two-year mandate and Coen van de Sande (NVKL, the Netherlands) […]
  • Grundfos Lifelink wins UN climate award

    By Debbie Eales on January 5, 2016
    At a recent UN Climate Change Award event, Grundfos Lifelink received one of six awards in the category: “Information and Communications Technologies” for integrating technology into its approach to supplying a sustainable water supply in Kenya and Uganda. Grundfos Lifelink is an automated pump system that has been designed to provide remote villages/communities with a guaranteed and continuous access to […]
  • Welcome news on RHI funding – Heat Pump Association

    By Debbie Eales on November 30, 2015
    Following the Chancellor’s comprehensive Autumn spending review, the Heat Pump Association has welcomed the news that the government remains committed to RHI funding and that this will rise to £1.15bn in 2021. It was stressed, however, that this is not new money and in fact spending on the RHI will be less than originally forecast, so there remain some questions […]
  • Pump House Fishing Day reels ’em in

    By Debbie Eales on October 7, 2015
    The inaugural Southern Fishing Day from pumps and ancillary equipment supplier Pump House, which was sponsored by Fujitsu, proved a great success, despite a certain lack of fish. Helped by glorious weather, the event, for wholesalers and contractors, was held at Bury Hill Fisheries near Dorking, with the top prize going to Ben Mcgrath of BM Air Conditioning, with a […]
  • Heat pump market continues to grow, reports BSRIA

    By Debbie Eales on June 29, 2015
    BSRIA’s newly released heat pump study shows continued growth in the global heat pump market with the market value reaching 5.4 billion US dollars (4 billion euros) in 2014, up 1.7% from 2013. The increase was driven by positive growth rates recorded in Europe and in North America while in Asia the market was curbed by the slowdown of the […]
  • Important framework win for Grundfos

    By Debbie Eales on June 3, 2015
    Severn Trent Water has announced that a new contract for the supply of submersible wastewater pumps between 0-69kW, plus the relevant spares and accessories, has been awarded to Grundfos Pumps. This is a three-year sole supplier framework agreement, with a two year extension option. It is focused on providing the pumps and ensure that Severn Trent Water will continuously deliver […]
  • Specifying off-mains drainage solution

    By Debbie Eales on March 20, 2015
    There are an estimated one million properties in the UK that cannot readily connect to the mains sewer to support the sanitary facilities within the building. Each property will present engineers with a unique set of challenges pertinent to the demands of the specific site, building use, and facilities, all of which must be addressed within legal frameworks. The Challenge […]