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Resistor liquid cooling boosts 3.3kV medium voltage loads

Motor driven applications

In motor driven applications like cranes, lifts, hoists and conveyors, air cooled resistors are common, but in medium voltage, high power applications liquid cooling wins out. A medium voltage drive running off a 3.3kV supply to turn a 500kW motor will put a severe heating load on the application’s power transistors – hence the need for water cooling, as David Atkins, projects director at Cressall Resistors explains.

My energy bills were really high last winter. How can I make my heating system more efficient?

Drayton heating

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about cutting cold-weather energy costs says Drayton. Over 80% of a home’s energy consumption is used for heating and hot water, so looking at new ways of controlling this can have a big impact on your bills.

A smart multi-room heating system is a great long-term investment that will save you money as well as make your home more comfortable, by only heating the rooms you’re using and to the temperatures you prefer. In fact, according to BEAMA adding smart controls to your heating system can save over 40% in running costs and a 25% reduction in energy bills.*

Ventilation & heat recovery: Tackling the challenges posed by modern homes

Stiebel Eltron Ventilation & heat recovery

Innovations in building materials and processes have benefitted consumers and housebuilders across the UK says Stiebel Eltron. Developments in insulation and weather stripping have led to a marked and welcome improvement in the hermetic integrity and heat retention capabilities of the modern home.

These improvements do, however, provide a challenge for those in the heating and ventilation sector. On one hand, it has exponentially increased the popularity of ventilation systems, which is a fantastic positive for the industry. On the other, it presents a challenge with regards to effectively ventilating these new, increasingly airtight developments.


UK Plumber of the Year 2018

Nationwide plumbing competition extends its deadline for busy plumbers to submit their entries UK Plumber of the Year 2018 has extended its deadline by a full week to allow Britain’s hardworking plumbers to apply to win the prestigious title. The competition was due to close this Friday (29th June) but due to high numbers of applicants, the deadline to submit entries is now Friday 6th July.

The industry-leading competition, sponsored by bathroom giants JT, Bristan and Wolseley UK, aims to find the nation’s finest plumber for 2018 and recognise the remarkable level of talent from plumbers across the UK, with another huge prize fund of over £10,000 worth of prizes awarded to the deserving winner.

Research finds almost two thirds of consumers NEVER plumb in their new appliances

Research finds almost two thirds of consumers NEVER plumb in their new appliances

We’re all guilty of wasting money on frivolous items, but when it comes to large home appliances, most of us would like to think we avoid unnecessary expense and research all the options available. But, with a whopping three in five homeowners buying fridges featuring an ice and water dispenser that they never plumb in, perhaps not all the additional extras are considered.

While women are faster than men at getting their pipes in order and their appliances sorted, there’s still a staggering amount of UK homes whose fridge ice and water dispensers run dry. With 60% of consumers leaving their fridges unplumbed, the prospect of plumbing complexities is clearly a turn-off for consumers.

Vaillant MD, Klaus Jesse, re-elected as Chairman of the European Heating Industry

Vaillant has today announced that Klaus Jesse has been re- elected as Chairman of the association of the European Heating Industry (EHI).

Vaillant, one of Europe's leading heating technology manufacturers, has today announced that Klaus Jesse, UK and Ireland Managing Director, has been re- elected as Chairman of the association of the European Heating Industry (EHI).

Following an internal vote by the association in Brussels, Jesse was re- elected on 6th June with immediate effect. As Chairman of the EHI Executive Council, he will coordinate the activities and represent for the next two years the whole European Heating Industry in the EU legislative fora.

EHI's Executive Council is its strategic decision-making body, made up of member company leaders, and is appointed by its General Assembly.

Inta launches industrial magnetic filter system: The X-Mag

New Inta magnetic filter system

Inta, the UK’s leading supplier to the plumbing and heating sectors, has launched an industrial-strength magnetic filter system. 

The X-Mag is the all-in-one filter system designed for plant room installations where space is limited and for locations where it is critical that heating systems are kept as clean and efficient as possible. 

Introduced at the Ecobuild show in March to huge interest from the plumbing and heating sectors, it is now available to purchase for the first time.

The magnetic filter is designed and manufactured by Inta and features its hallmark quality standards, with multiple inlet configurations and a large filter to capture more dirt.

Primaflow F&P taps into Ariston’s leading-edge range of water heaters

Primaflow F&P taps into Ariston’s leading-edge range of water heaters

The UK’s largest heating, plumbing and bathroom wholesaler Primaflow F&P has added Ariston’s unique hot water heaters to its nationwide stock portfolio. The range includes small electric water heaters ranging from 5 to 30 litres, with an output of between 2kW to 3kW, and their corresponding installation kits.

The flagship product is the Italian-designed Andris Lux Eco. This small unvented electric water heater is available in 10, 15 and 30-litre models – each with a 2.5kW element – making it suitable for a wide variety of domestic and commercial locations.