LUCIDEON ANNOUNCES FIRST COMPANIES TO SECURE BSI KITEMARK™ CERTIFICATION
Lucideon, the international materials development and commercialisation company, is pleased to announce that the first BSI Kitemark™ certificates for balustrades have been awarded by British Standards Institution (BSI) to Phoenix Balustrading, Delta Balustrades and Q-railing.As one of BSI’s associate laboratories and with UKAS accredited test facilities (UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 0013), the third party testing for the certifications was carried out by Lucideon.The BSI Kitemark™ for balustrades (protective barrier systems) is a certification scheme for manufacturers and suppliers of glass and/or metal systems.The internationally recognised BSI Kitemark™ is a voluntary and independent mark of safety and quality and offers true value to consumers, businesses and procurement practices.
STOKVIS ECONOPLATE ‘H’ SERIES SERVES THE DEMAND FOR DISTRICT HEATING
Stokvis Energy Systems has responded to the increasing popularity of communal and district heating systems by offering its H-Series Econoplate interface units.There is a choice of single and twin plate units, compact enough to fit within a kitchen or utility cupboard, to provide heating and hot water services in dwellings such as apartments, or around sheltered housing schemes. These then might be fed from a central plantroom - incorporating perhaps Stokvis Econoflame Boilers, a Stokvis Solar Thermal System, combined heat and power (CHP) unit, biomass boilers, heat pumps or some wider district heating source.District heating does away with individual flues and gas supplies and, therefore, annual gas inspections.
● Further information from Stokvis Energy Systems. Web: www.stokvisboilers.com
FIRST INCLINE LIFT ON LONDON UNDERGROUND PROTECTED BY AVIRE LIGHT CURTAINS
Light curtains from lift safety and communication specialist, Avire, are safeguarding the first incline lift ever installed on the London Underground (LU) network.The former escalator at Greenford Tube station has been replaced with an incline lift equipped with Memco Panachrome door detectors. The detectors flash red and green to give a visual indication of when it is safe to enter and leave the lift.The project saw the installation of a new escalator to take passengers up to train platforms, and removal of the old escalator, replacing it with the incline lift.Avire also supplied the project with LED dot matrix displays, giving passengers information about the lift’s current position.
● Further information from Avire Ltd, Unit 1, The Switchback, Gardener Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7RJ. Contact: Matt Davies. Tel: 01628 540100. Fax: 01628 621947. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.avire-global.com
DUTYPOINT PUMPS POWER NEW THAMES WATER PIPELINE
A bespoke pump system designed and built by UK manufacturer, Dutypoint, is being used as part of Thames Water’s £25million project to stop extracting water from the River Og and reduce abstraction from the River Kennet.Dutypoint worked alongside mechanical and electrical contractor, Bridges, to design and manufacture the pump systems needed for the project. The specification was challenging because as well as stipulating a low pressure of no more than 0.9 bar, the pipeline and booster set-up had to be capable of maintaining a high flow rate of 150 litres a second. Dutypoint designs and manufactures pump systems to exacting requirements and are on-hand with technical support throughout all phases of a project.
STEEL WINDOW FITTINGS JOINS RESPECTED TRADE ORGANISATION
Telford-based Steel Window Fittings Ltd (SWF) has joined the Steel Window Association (SWA), the organisation that supports its member companies with a wide-ranging service relating to product development, market research and promotion.The decision by SWF to join the UK recognised trade organisation can, in part, be attributed to the fact that, by meeting the SWA's standards, the company will be better able to assure new customers that its window accessories and business practices conform to the highest criteria.Founder and Director, James Barrett, commented: ‘Our comprehensive product range was developed in conjunction with manufacturer members of the SWA. It is a landmark and an accolade to be invited to join.’
● Further information from the Steel Window Association. Tel: 020 8543 2841. Web: www.steel-window-association.co.uk
SYKES PUMPS UN-LOCKS SAFE WORKING AREA ON ENVIRONMENT AGENCY SCHEME
Pump hire specialist, Sykes Pumps, has helped to enable vital maintenance works, ensuring that the Environment Agency can control water levels on the Upper Medway Navigation.The project at Allington Lock in Maidstone, involved an upgrade to the wheel assemblies on one of the gates on Allington Sluice, carried out by specialist contractor, Hunton Engineering.Sykes Pumps provided a Super Wispaset 150 capable of pumping 90 litres of water per second with a noise level of just 65 dBA at seven metres. The fuel-efficient, compact unit over pumped water from between the stop locks, transferring it downstream into the tidal section of the River Medway.
POLYPIPE VENTILATION’S HRX-aQ MVHR SYSTEM ANNOUNCED AS AWARDS FINALIST
Polypipe Ventilation is pleased to announce its Silavent HRX-aQ Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) appliance has made it as a finalist in the prestigious H&V News Awards, in the Domestic Ventilation Product of the Year category.The H&V News Awards, now in their 23rd year, are an annual celebration of the highest achievements across the building services industry. The awards cover the entire HVAC and building services supply chain. This year’s awards saw a high number of quality entries submitted. Polypipe Ventilation believes its Silavent HRX-aQ MVHR appliance cut through the competition because of its ability to intelligently manage air conditions, for maximum homeowner comfort.
ENERGY WORKS UNLOCKS OVER £1MILLION FOR DAVID BROWN SANTASALO
David Brown Santasalo, global gear engineering experts, based in Huddersfield, wanted to improve the visual appearance of the building and show customers that the company was active in reducing its carbon footprint, as well as in reducing maintenance costs.LED lighting was an excellent way of achieving these goals but, as a 24/7 facility, there were challenges about how to do a lighting installation without impacting production. Following a consultation, Energy Works designed, procured and installed the LED upgrade – a fully funded LED solution that has raised lux levels, cut carbon emissions by 2,860 tCO₂ and reduced lighting energy consumption by 75%.