The top 10 things to consider when looking at Lithium-ion batteries

The myriad of choices to be made from a facilities management perspective regarding effective energy management means it can be confusing as to which route or decision to make. One such area is establishing an effective uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to ensure business continuity and assured uptime. While many aspects of technology for uninterruptible power supplies have rapidly advanced, one…

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Time to consider a containerised power solution?

Cost of energy, increases in data volume, concerns about national energy supplies are all likely to feature as just one of many facility management headaches. Without obviously having the ability to predict the future, there is little else to do but be prepared for every eventuality. Granted this could prove to be a potentially costly exercise, but there will always…

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Voltage optimisation – a facility manager’s energy saving ally

Following the mandatory energy usage audits recently carried out by qualified assessors as part of the Environment Agency’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), voltage optimisation emerged as one of the technologies most regularly recommended to companies as a viable solution to reduce energy consumption levels. This article explains why, on the back of the recent ESOS audits, it is important…

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AirSource announces £280,000 investment

AirSource, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of heat pumps and other products for commercial & industrial heating and air conditioning, has invested £280,000 in state-of-the-art equipment at its Eccles, Manchester site to meet additional customer demand. The company, whose applications are mainly in the healthcare, retail, education and hotel sectors, has installed a punch press machine and a test…

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Benning UK launches Enertronic S

Benning UK today announced the launch of the Enertronic S – the latest addition to the company’s dedicated range of industrial UPS products. Covering single-phase outputs from 1.25 to 10kVA, the cost-effective and scalable Enertronic S is targeted at the utilities, oil & gas, transport, telecommunication, industrial process and automation industries. The Enertronic S is a true on-line tower configuration…

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£millions of energy is being lost

Installing the wrong meters is costing millions of pounds of wasted energy every year according to one of the sector’s leading experts. Martin Wardell, Founder of MWA Technology, believes we are seeing a growing trend of industry not specifying or installing the right type of meters on projects, with the market not having the necessary knowledge to rectify issues before…

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Cranfield University switches on to sustainable heat

Environmental pioneer Cranfield University in Bedfordshire is future-proofing its energy supply and helping protect against long term price increases thanks to the installation of a Flogas Renewables biomass system. Integrated into an existing gas-fired district heating system, the biomass boiler is expected to provide more than 30% of the university’s entire annual heating demand each year (with outputs of between…

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Safety, speed and efficiency on tap

When it comes to the provision of drinking water in commercial kitchens, the key considerations for facilities managers should be health and safety, speed and efficiency. Jon Cockburn, head of marketing at Heatrae Sadia, explains more. Although workplace catering facilities vary in size and type, they all require boiling drinking water. Traditionally, boiling water has been delivered via kettles or…

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