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Spirax Sarco - Metal Refiner Cuts Costs Following Steam System Audit
Vale Europe Ltd, a metal refining specialist based in London, has reduced costs by 60 per cent following a major audit of its steam, condensate and cooling water systems. The Acton site, which is now running at 95 per cent efficiency, has also reduced its nitrogen oxide emissions by 55 per cent and eliminated its sulphur oxide emissions. Vale Acton uses large amounts of heat and chemicals to extract impurities from noble...Read More
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Schneider Electric Names the Semi-Finalists of its International Challenge...
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has named the teams that will compete in the semi-final round of the seventh Go Green in the City, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. Launched in 2011, Go Green in the City offers engineering and business students (starting from second-year level) an opportunity to present...Read More
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Pilkington - Cutting-Edge Glazing for World-Class Materials Science Facility
The Materials Innovation Factory is the latest addition to the historic city-centre campus of the University of Liverpool. The £68 million facility, built by BAM Construction, fosters collaboration between academia and industry and provides open access to one of the highest concentrations, automated, state-of-the-art materials chemistry equipment, anywhere in the world. For Fairhursts Design Group, the architect behind the...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Slimline LED Profile for Use Under Kitchen Cabinets
This out of the box under cabinet kitchen LED strip lights solves the headache of building a tape and profile system. At only 13mm wide it can be installed without fuss in many locations. Offered in four lengths each with a choice of warm white or cool white LED chips this LED strip gives diffused lighting. One big advantage is that this LED light fixture can be surface mounted to the underside of cabinets, or if you want a flush hidden...Read More
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LG Electronics - The Effectiveness of PEEK Components & PEEK Bearings
When manufacturers are developing a new product, one of the most important things to consider is what materials will the components be made from. Selecting the best material is a critical step in the development of a product and this selection process will determine the quality of the final product. Strength, durability, malleability and many other factors are considered when a material is being selected and each depending on the...Read More
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Selectaglaze Passes the Test with Flying Colours
Mr and Mrs Coombes moved to Oakham in Rutland, the smallest county in England, where they purchased a Grade II Listed Georgian house. A long-lasting military and diplomatic career had taken the couple across the globe, but retirement brought them back to Rutland two and half years ago. The property was constructed back in the 18th Century and is one of the town’s landmark houses; built of local red and blue chequered...Read More
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Euroclad - What a Refreshing Change
Delivering an attractive office building with a thermally efficient roof was the focus for the refurbishment of Cypress House in a project that has created new commercial space in Cardiff. Cypress House, located in Paramount Business Park in St Mellons, Cardiff, comprises a number of commercial properties, all owned by the project’s main client Paramount Office Interiors, a leading office interior design company. The client wanted to...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems - A Short Guide on Timber Finishes
Once you have chosen the timber for your staircase, you have to consider the finishes you wish to apply. The number of ways to treat, protect and even colour timber has dramatically risen over the years. Whilst once it was a straight choice of oil or varnish, there are now entire aisles dedicated to timber finishes at your local builders merchants or hardware store. The factory will offer a number of finishes as standard, but you...Read More
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Advanced Air New Appointment
Advanced Air has recently strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Russell Scales as Area Sales Manager who has been in the industry for over 25 years with Krantz UK. He has been involved in many major projects such as the Shard and the McLaren Technology Centre and has a wide knowledge of terminal air conditioning systems. He will be providing technical advice on the company’s wide range...Read More
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Telling Architectural - OFFSITE Construction Show
Telling Architectural is excited to announce that it will exhibit at the dedicated showcase for the off-site construction industry. Based in Wolverhampton, Telling Architectural will be exhibiting at the second annual national OFFSITE Construction Show (OSCS2017) which is to be held at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre on Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday October 12. This event is the only one of its kind by the industry for the industry...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Enabling Nature
A local authority has found an innovative solution to answering the call of nature. Crawley Borough Council has opened what is believed to be the first hoist-assisted toilet at a leisure attraction in the area, at Tilgate Park. The venue, acknowledged as being the area’s “jewel in the crown’ with its nature reserve, fishing, lakes, gardens and forest adventure experience, already welcomes over one million visitors a year. By opening the first...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Airedale Goes Home with the Help of Quick...
After suffering devastating damage from a fire in 2013, Airedale International Air Conditioning’s Headquarters needed to be rebuilt on a tight schedule. Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation was installed on the successful rebuild in Rawdon, Leeds, due to its wide operating temperature envelope which suited the capabilities of their R&D centre. It was also selected for its exceptional fire performance. The air conditioning company’s...Read More
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DMS - High Accuracy where it Matters, here is the Elster Honeywell RABO
The Elster Honeywell RABO rotary gas meter offers high accuracy - whether it is installed horizontally or vertically, the RABO will be able to achieve the highest accuracy whether the flow is low or high plus, the rotatable index means you will still be able to easily take your readings. The compact design of the RABO makes it convenient for tight applications. The Elster Honeywell RABO range uses a volumetric measuring...Read More
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Levolux Fins Chosen for INEOS HQ
A £20 million HQ development for INEOS at its Grangemouth site in Scotland, utilises an attractive solar shading solution from Levolux to keep visitors and staff cool and comfortable. As part of a £450 million investment plan, the new office development, which was designed by Michael Laird Architects, signals a renaissance in petrochemical manufacturing in the UK. The steel-framed building provides 6,500m² of high quality open-plan...Read More
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