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ECEX awarded two important ISO standards

ECEX has achieved two significant ISO standards to further strengthen its environmental and health and safety management processes – ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 45001:2018. ISO 14001 provides practical tools for companies and organisations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities. It sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and maps []

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Prevent clogged AHUs by defusing the ‘pollen bomb’

Watery, itchy and swollen eyes; a runny nose or nasal congestion; wheezing; constant sneezing; ear ache – all are symptoms experienced by hay fever sufferers. The misery caused by hay fever is real and palpable. However, this scourge of the summer months can be more than a mere inconvenience; it can be deadly. According to []

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Keeping cooling towers Legionella free

Cooling towers have much to offer in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, but legionella scares have left some specifiers and building managers reticent to choose this type of cooling. Popular globally, cooling towers can be a safe choice; as long as they are maintained and care is taken to ensure airborne debris doesn’t cause fouling []

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Safe access in data centres

Modern data centres require vast amounts of cooling to prevent the sensitive computers they contain from breaking down. This is largely because computing power is increasing at a phenomenal rate.  The world’s first digital computer built in the 1940s could perform three additions or subtractions in a second; today, the fastest computer can complete 360 trillion operations a second and there is []

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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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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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