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Munters Reduces Maintenance And Energy Costs

Heat The Pool – But

Don’t Hate The Planet There are many options for heating swimming pool water, but one of the most sustainable, carbon efficient method is to use a heat pump: compared to fossil fuel boilers and electric heaters, they’ll save you both energy and money.

This is the advice from Golden Coast, the largest independent distributor of wet leisure products in the UK.

The company stocks a comprehensive range of heat pumps for domestic and commercial pools. From simple outdoor heat pumps right through to complex Environmental Control Systems, Golden Coast’s wide choice comes directly from Calorex, Europe’s leading manufacturer of air and ground source heat pumps. Ranging from 8kW to 22kW, each unit delivers operating cost savings of up to 400% compared to direct electric heaters and carbon savings of up to 50% against fossil fuel boilers. Compared with any conventional method on the market – including natural gas, oil or electric, they offer substantial savings on running costs.

There are no flues or storage tanks and they require minimal maintenance. They can be installed outside or in a plant room. Golden Coast offer a choice of single or three phase power sys tems, with optional remote thermostat controls for independent fine-tuning at the touch of a button.

Golden Coast 01271 378100

Munters, a global leader in energy efficient air treatment, has recently refurbished three Munters MX series desiccant dehumidifiers at Manchester Aquatics Centre. The refurbishment involved replacing all major components, the old reactivation exhaust duct work and retrofitting the dehumidifiers with Munters Energy Recovery Purge (ERP) technology in order to reduce running costs while preserving the building fabric and optimising comfort.

The need to refurbish and upgrade the dehumidifiers arose during discussions around routine maintenance. Andy Dove, Munters Service Area Manager said:

“Ensuring humidity is maintained to 55% relative humidity (RH) helps to protect the building from costly damage and ensures a comfortable environment for swimmers.” Munters engineers worked closely with Manchester Aquatics Centre to adapt the proposed solution to use polypropylene instead of stainless steel for the reactivation exhaust duct work at the customer’s request. The refurbishment has ensured a comfortable environment for swimmers and, by retrofitting Munters Energy Recovery Purge, predicted energy costs are reduced by 20% per year compared to the previous solution. By precisely controlling relative humidity to 55% all year round, the building is protected and call outs and maintenance costs will be significantly reduced, saving thousands of pounds per year.

Munters Ltd 01480 432243

New CNC Equipment For Cranbourne Provides Endless Opportunities

From humble beginnings in a small cow shed nearly ten years ago, Cranbourne Stone can now look back and gasp at how far they have come.

Over that period, many things have changed including the volume of requests for Natural Stone products.

Like other stone companies, Cranbourne used to send detailed drawings to stone fabricators abroad and when the stone eventually reached the UK, often it wasn’t right, causing a headache for all involved. That’s why the company decided that ‘if you want it done properly, do it yourself’ and the company started to import stone directly from India and now imports products from all around the world. Until recently, Cranbourne had made templates on the floor, cut the stone individually on a bridge saw and hand finished it with a router. This was producing good results but it restricted both the quantity and range of products that could be produced. In May of this year Cranbourne decided that it was time to raise the bar and invested in a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) 5 Axis Bridge Saw.

This is a computerised saw which allows CAD drawings from architects/designers etc to be downloaded and the stone cut exactly to the drawings. Cranbourne are now able to place the customer’s template on the saw, take a photo with the onboard camera and the saw will cut the stone exactly as the template. From big slabs to bespoke sizes, mill stone to specific thicknesses, creating overlip radius copings, profiled skirting, pit lids, drain grates – all can now be done – the opportunities are endless!

The demand for Natural Stone Deck Level Grilles has also increased and with customers constantly wanting something unique, with an in-house design team, the company can commission one off bespoke stone products to suit any project. Cranbourne now ha ve 4 Standard Deck Level Grille designs, which are made to customers’ requirements and are available in most of their Natural Stones.

Cranbourne Stone 01264 810813 SPN October 2013 25

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