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Humidification: Cutting through the fog surrounding humidity

Significant energy savings can be achieved if humidification systems are specified and installed correctly, as Lindsey Henderson explains. 
 18 Jul 2011

Filters: Breathing easy

We have a lot to thank the humble air filter for, says Thomas Klamp. 
 18 Jul 2011

Filters: If you can't stand the heat...

Nuisance odours, grease, fat and other contaminants are routinely exhausted from commercial kitchens into the environment without proper concern for the correct application of the filtration systems that should be used to prevent them. Kevin Bristow suggests a way to tackle the problem. 
 18 Jul 2011

Filters: The hidden costs of dust accumulation

An effective industrial air cleaning system can help bring costs down, maintain product quality, reduce wear and tear on machinery and improve air quality, says Louise Harris. 
 18 Jul 2011

Refrigerants: Flushed with success

Flushing agents can help reduce overall energy costs as well as extend the lifespan of air conditioning systems, says John Ormerod. 
 14 Jun 2011

Air Conditioning World: Horror stories from the air conditioning vaults

With a team of inspectors currently visiting hundreds of firms across the south, energyTeam has a unique perspective on the common mistakes and omissions that are compromising air conditioning efficiency and costing British business dearly, according to Brian Rickerby. 
 14 Jun 2011

Air Conditioning World: Hospital ac takes gas route

An air conditioning system powered by natural gas engines is said to be providing low carbon cooling and heating at Scunthorpe General Hospital. The system uses seven Sanyo gas-powered heat pump (GHP) chillers to supply chilled water to air handling units serving a suite of operating theatres. 
 14 Jun 2011

Air Conditioning World: Go with the variable flow

Variable refrigerant low (VRF) systems offer the ideal solution for environmentally focused refurbishment projects, says John Durbin. 
 14 Jun 2011

Air Conditioning World: All hail the rise and rise of the multi-service beam

Multi service chilled beams are inceasingly popular, says Fläkt Woods' Linden Shuttleworth. 
 14 Jun 2011

Air Conditioning World: Gas heat pumps help to plug the energy gap

Lower generating capacity and increasing demand for power mean that the UK needs to take a long, hard look at energy consumption and sourcing. Paul Taylor explains how gas heat pump technology can supply heating and cooling while, at the same time, helping to generate power. 
 14 Jun 2011

Residential heating: Breathing new life into care home heating

Will the stimulus provided by the Renewable Heat Incentive be enough to bring the country's care homes up to date? Nigel Jefferson has the answer. 
 14 Jun 2011

Residential heating: Nursing a heating system back to full strength

Managers of residential homes are increasingly faced with tough decisions to make sure their expenditure levels are directed in the most economical and effective areas. Mark Derbyshire explains the opportunities that exist to review the efficiency and running costs of the whole heating system. 
 14 Jun 2011

Residential heating: Warming to electric heat

Electric heating is growing in popularity in the residential care sector, says David Garrity. 
 14 Jun 2011

Chimneys & flues: Chimneys benefit from wide-ranging support

Many BFCMA members make industrial chimney products for a range of commercial applications and all can offer useful, practical design advice, says Robert Burke. 
 14 Jun 2011

Chimneys & flues: Plastic fantastic...

Polypropylene plastic flue systems are an innovation in the UK so most people don't understand their significant benefits over more traditional metal flue systems when used on condensing boilers, according to Richard Hiblen. 
 14 Jun 2011

Chillers: Chilling tales

Manufacturers must focus on developing innovative technologies that support energy efficiency goals and promote a sustainable future. The latest technological advancements in chillers can reduce energy consumption and improve sustainability. Gboyega Obafemi explains how. 
 14 Jun 2011

Chillers: Adiabatic cooling comes of age as energy costs soar

Combining an evaporative system with a modern high efficiency DX chiller can dramatically cut building cooling costs. Ken Strong and Roberto Mallozzi highlight the potential of a new approach. 
 14 Jun 2011

Contractor Focus: Kitchen revolution

The evolution of DPL in 20 years from ductwork contractor to specialist kitchen ventilation designer could be a model for the whole sector. 
 14 Jun 2011

Burning Issue: Mind the skills gap

The commercial heating market is changing rapidly, with the emergence of new and ever more sophisticated low energy solutions, but can skills keep up? asks Nick Stevenson 
 14 Jun 2011

Solar Thermal Heating: Optimise to accumulate to unleash solar thermal power

The Renewable Heat Incentive is likely to create a much bigger market for solar thermal systems, and it's important to optimise the design to ensure that all of the potential benefits are realised. 
 6 May 2011
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