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AHU fan drive replacement, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea

  At the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, the existing critical fan drive motors were failing. The client also needed to increase air volume due to changes in use in the area served by this air handling unit. ECEX surveyed, specified and installed a new Comefri backward curved direct drive fan complete with 11kw fan []

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We’re hiring! AHU Specialist Contracts Manager

AHU Specialist Contracts Manager Berkshire base + travel, mainly throughout S.E.  £competitive + car allowance Due to further growth we are looking to appoint an additional Contracts Manager specialising in Air Handling Units (AHUs) refurbishment to join our great team based from Newbury, West Berkshire, servicing high-profile FM/maintenance sector and end-user clients, including many household-name []

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Save money and energy with ECEX’s new guide to AHU refurbishment

ECEX has published a new guide to air handling unit (AHU) refurbishment. John Grenville, managing director of ECEX, said: “Conventional wisdom dictates that air handling units (AHUs) should be replaced every 10 to 15 years, depending on use and maintenance over that time. There is, however, a potentially far more cost-effective way to proceed than replacement – refurbishment and/or upgrade. ECEX’s AHU guide []

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Are your AHUs ready for the early pollen season?

The record-breaking warm spell at the end of February has brought about an earlier than usual start to the pollen season – bad news for both hay fever sufferers and HVAC plant.  Tree pollen in particular has started causing an issue ahead of schedule, blocking noses and air intakes alike. To prevent blockages of a []

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Hospital AHU refurbishment – reducing downtime, saving money

Hospitals and healthcare establishments can’t afford downtime so the upkeep of essential HVAC plant is a challenge. When an Air Handling Unit (AHU) at a NHS district general hospital on the south coast became faulty, refurbishment offered a number of benefits compared with full AHU replacement. Keeping any disruption to a minimum is a priority []

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AHUs and the Ecodesign rules on heat recovery

When it comes to air handling units (AHUs), there are a host of convincing business benefits associated with choosing refurbishment over replacement. These include price (it can be 35 to 50% less expensive to repair compared with buying new) and the ability to gain the latest technology without the attendant disruption. For instance, AHU refurbishment []

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