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Cold facts about coil maintenance

Winter is a particularly challenging time of the year for your building’s HVAC system; condensation tends to form on the coil and this can freeze in the colder months, reducing air flow and heat transfer and severely weakening the air conditioning system or even leading to catastrophic failure. A frozen coil can cause devastating problems in a building []

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Mitigating the health effects of outdoor pollution

Air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK, with people exposed to dirty air 40% more likely to get the disease than those who aren’t. These shocking conclusions are based on a recent study carried out by St George’s, University of London, King’s College London and Imperial College London. Researchers []

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Preparing your plant for the changing season

    Preparing your building with an eye on the changing seasons makes a great deal of sense. Leaves and other airborne debris don’t only present big problems in gutters; other rooftop locations are affected too, including high velocity airflow HVAC plant and equipment such as air handling units, chillers, cooling towers and condensers. Here, []

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The value of vegetation to pollution control

                      Two major reports have revealed that natural vegetation can play a part in controlling air pollution, although they emphasise it is important that this control is considered alongside other pollution reduction measures. The studies were conducted by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), []

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ECEX Air Intake Screens boost malt house refrigeration efficiency

  Eastern Counties Refrigeration (ECR) recommended that ECEX Air Intake Screens be fitted to four large condensers at Boortmalt’s malting plant in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to prevent clogging and improve their performance. The ECEX Air Intake Screens have solved the problems of inadequate heat rejection and insufficient process cooling during hot weather and other []

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‘Pollen bomb’ explosion affecting human and HVAC health

  With the misery of hay fever in full swing, are your building’s filtration systems equipped to deal with the season’s ‘pollen bomb’, a natural phenomenon that causes hay fever and has the potential to reduce the efficiency of plant such as air handling units, chillers and air conditioning equipment? A ‘pollen bomb’, caused by []

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