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Why refurbishment makes sense

  Should you renew or repair and reuse older HVAC equipment? This perennial question has left building owners scratching their heads for decades. There are, of course, pros and cons to both renewal and overhaul. Buying new means you gain freedom of choice; you can specify precisely the equipment you want. You also gain the []

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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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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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Legionnaires’ disease – how to stop a serial killer

  There is a serial killer at large in the HVAC sector. It has attacked more than 3,000 people and killed almost 250 since it was first identified in Pennsylvania, USA in the 1970s. The bacterium that causes what became known as Legionnaires’ disease was finally isolated on January 18, 1977. Much research followed and []

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Four steps to HVAC heaven

    Now is a great time of the year to check HVAC plant and equipment is operating at its optimum because we have experienced – and will probably continue to face – heat wave conditions with temperatures in some places as hot as the Bahamas, approaching a sweltering 30 deg C. Indeed, we are []

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Eight tips for a better office environment

  The statistics relating to pollen in offices are sobering. For example, office air is up to 20 times more polluted than outside air; almost a third of  buildings suffer from Sick Building Syndrome; 64 million days a year costing £6 billion are lost to allergies, and employees who suffer from allergies are reckoned to []

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