To feature in What’s New, call Claire Rixon on 01622 699198 Kingspan industrial insulation enters the space age

Council RAL Space Development and Test facility (R100) in Didcot, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the fibre‐free cores of Kingspan Kooltherm FM Duct Insulation and Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation made them the outstanding choice. The world‐leading R&D facility is based at


valves have launched an Application Guide 'Valves & Controls for HEVAC Applications'.


Valves & Controls for HVAC Applications A new application guide has been developed to share the knowledge and expertise that has been gained at Frese since the release of the first Frese dynamic balancing valve in 1988. The guide covers a range of primary and secondary applications in HVAC systems and highlights the benefits and considerations for designing systems with dynamic balancing valves. In addition to this guide, an extended version will also be available later this year that looks further at system design fundamentals and the application of dynamic valves.

the Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire. The campus forms the central hub of the UK space programme and played a critical role in last year’s Rosetta comet landing. Willmott Dixon worked on the high‐spec design for the

hen it came to insulating building services at the cutting edge new Science & Technology Facilities

new centre which includes a total of 1,200 m2 of clean rooms and test chambers. To ensure services performed as expected,

over 10,000 lm of Kingspan Kooltherm FM Duct and Pipe Insulation were specified for the service pipe and ductwork. They were also designed with BIM Level 2 on the Revit platform, allowing clash detection exercises to be run in advance, saving time and cost during the build. The products’ fibre‐free insulation cores allow them to deliver outstanding energy performance with thermal conductivities as low as 0.022 W/m.K and 0.025 W/m.K respectively.

Frese Application Guide

rese, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of pressure independent balancing and temperature control

WHAT’S NEW BSEE A bright future for CS Ellis


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SH Controls appointed as specialist energy partner

uceco has supplied energy efficient LED lighting to C S Ellis Logistic Centres located

throughout the West Midlands. Electrical Contractors, EBM Electrical Services Ltd, installed High Bay LED luminaires at C S Ellis’s head office and distribution centre in South Luffenham. The Titan High Bay provides an ideal replacement to HID 250W – 400W luminaires, offering high efficacy and over 50,000 hours of maintenance free operation. Other installations included

LuxPack LED battens, a surface mounted luminaire available in 4ft, 5ft and 6ft lengths. Providing instant, cost effective lighting, the LuxPack offers up to 30,000 hours working life with no maintenance or re‐lamping required, benefitting the environment in terms of energy efficiency and no lamp disposal. Over the past 80 years C S Ellis

For more information about Frese and

their products contact 01704 896012 or

Frese Application Guide FreseHVACApplicationGuide/ A flexible friend for hot yoga H

umidity solutions has supplied a Vesuvius heating and humidification tower to the new Yoga Shed in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

The Vesuvius delivers 18kW of heating and 10kg/hr humidification to produce a stable 40deg.C temperature and 50% RH, providing ideal conditions for hot yoga in the 180m3 studio. It also introduces and filters fresh air, using heat recovery to minimise energy consumption. Owner and Yoga teacher Sorrel Broadbridge enthused

“We are very grateful to Humidity Solutions for the Vesuvius heating/humidity system, which works very well. Our clients have all fallen in love with hot yoga and our membership is growing every day.” This was the 20th hot yoga studio to install a Vesuvius unit, which has also been installed in pharmaceutical labs and biscuit production, as well as a gym for F1 racing drivers to simulate driving in extreme conditions. Vesuvius provides exceptional control of temperature and humidity, which can be adjusted via a remote controller. Further information:

Widnes Vikings ‐ kicks off at the start of this season. The sponsorship, by a UK leader in hot water heating units and systems, will see the Rinnai logo and brand name displayed on the back of all Widnes players’ shorts. This will be the first time both parties have taken this unconventional but innovative style of sports sponsorship.


he number of timber frame buildings in the UK is growing as we realise the benefits of building with timber. These buildings are ‘greener’ and produce far lower CO2 emissions than a traditional brick build, for example. Some industry professionals,


however, don’t fully appreciate that timber frame buildings require special considerations, especially when it comes to the bathrooms, and in particular the showers. Timber changes naturally over time and it can shift and warp

innai’s sponsorship of one of the biggest names in rugby league ‐ FreseAS/Brochures/EN/


H Controls has been appointed as a Carlo Gavazzi Specialist Energy Partner as recognition for its success of using Carlo Gavazzi Energy

meters, logging devices and software solutions on numerous projects over recent months. In its role the company will continue to provide the full range of Carlo Gavazzi Energy Management Solutions to monitor, manage and reduce user’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. Carlo Gavazzi will fully support SH Controls with a

continuous training programme to acquire the tools required to apply our evolving technology to applications and expand their energy management opportunities. SH Controls specialise in the install and

commissioning of intelligent Building Management Systems and are already specialist system integrators having a great understanding for many leading manufacturers. The company has completed many successful projects for some of the biggest high street and commercial names across the UK. Will Darby, UK Sales Manager, of Carlo Gavazzi

says: “SH Controls is an established and much respected installer with outstanding experience and expert knowledge in the application of Carlo Gavazzi Energy Management Solutions. The company has the proven expertise and knowledge which was essential to be a successful Specialist Energy Partner. SH Controls will be a crucial element of our UK specialist network.”

Rinnai scores with Widnes Vikings rugby league sponsorship Recently, as our pic shows,

the players met with Rinnai personnel to do some filming at the Widnes Vikings home ground. Says Rinnai Associate Director, Chris Goggin: “We have been filming some of the players and our technical staff at the training ground with some of the products. These short films will make their way on to YouTube and other social media. We are absolutely delighted to take an active sponsorship with

Widnes Vikings, one of the biggest names in Rugby League. We share a common belief and approach in terms of excellence, innovation and responsibility to the wider community, and together we will be putting in place a specific social responsibility programme that we absolutely believe in – it is the right thing to do, simple as that.” For more information on the RINNAI product range visit

Paint plant slashes lead times

has gained an unrivalled wealth of industry experience, continually striving to be a leading “One Stop Logistics Provider” by offering intelligent solutions using the

latest technology that represents exceptional value. Sharing the same objectives, Luceco has provided a lighting solution using the latest LED technology which also represents good value in terms of being an energy efficient, durable and safe, cost effective method of lighting the C S Ellis Logistic Centres throughout the West Midlands.


wegon Air Management’s state of the art paint plant is already speeding up

manufacturing lead times. The latest modernisation of its

manufacturing facility in Bridgnorth, Shropshire was developed at a cost of £150,000 to support its Air Diffusion range of internal ventilation grilles and diffusers. Air Diffusion began Shower cubicles save timber frame dwellings

causing movement to the building – so bathrooms will be affected. Traditional shower enclosures with their tiles, grout and silicone gel could be more prone to leaking. A traditional shower enclosure in a timber frame building could be a costly accident waiting to happen. A growing number of independent house builders and ‘glamping’ accommodation providers are realising the benefits of shower cubicles and installing them from the outset, as they don't require any tiles, grouting, or silicone, which


means no unhealthy build up of mould, and no broken or loose tiles to repair, and swift, cost‐effective and hassle‐free installation and maintenance. Landlords and housing

associations with multiple timber frame homes can even choose a cost‐ effective contract shower cubicle to future‐proof your entire portfolio. Shower cubicles and timber frame homes were made for each other. Call 020 8842 0033 or visit:

manufacturing grilles and diffusers in 1972 and is now recognised as one of the UK's leading manufacturers of air distribution products. Until the start of this year, it was sending all products to an external paint plant for finishing, but by bringing the painting in‐house it has dramatically speeded up the process and cut lead times for customers.

With special ‘bespoke’

products, the improvement is even more dramatic as internal painting means the lead times can fall significantly and any defects can be remedied within minutes. “The improvement has surprised even us,” said senior manufacturing manager Mark Peters.

The plant consists of two bays

that allow the process to switch between different colours rapidly or to double capacity if there is particularly high demand. 80% of the units are painted white,

although this has fallen from 90% as the Air Diffusion sales force have taken advantage of the greater flexibility offered by the plant to give customers a wider choice of bespoke colours. The facility was designed with

environmental protection in mind as it uses only powder paints avoiding any solvents, which can contaminate the water table. There are also no potentially harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) associated with the Air Diffusion paint process. The plant also includes a

recovery system for the powder, which recycles overspray, significantly reducing any wastage in the process. “It has been a revelation,” said

Air Diffusion production supervisor Craig Jones. “We worked closely with expert consultants when designing the paint plant and have recruited a specialist to carry out the painting – and there is more training planned. “The biggest challenge was actually creating the space in the factory for the new plant as we were particularly busy last year. All that work is paying off now because we are easing a lot of the pressure on the production process by being able to complete units in‐house.” BUILDING SERVICES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER MAY 2017 35

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