Heating Load Calculations

Heating Load Calculations Knowing the 'heating load', the quantity of heat per unit time that must be supplied to maintain the optimum temperature within a building or portion of a building at a given level, is an invaluable calculation when estimating the kind of...

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Heating a Swimming Pool

Swimming pool heating can be very expensive, but much can be done to reduce running costs. Gas powered heating is more economical than any other means of heating and is best installed if you live in a gas supplied area. Electricity and oil fired heating have swapped...

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Heating Installation Legal Requirements

No employer shall allow any of his employees to carry out any work in relation to a gas fitting or service pipework and no self-employed person shall carry out any such work, unless the employer or self-employed person, as the case may be, is a member...

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Enhanced Capital Allowance

The Governments Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme; for energy saving technologies, allows profit, or loss-making businesses, to benefit from tax breaks when investing in eligible, energy-saving, equipment. The scheme permits businesses to write off the whole cost of...

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Heat Recovery – Industrial Heating Information

Industrial Heating Information - Heat Recovery The collection and re-cycling of what would be wasted or lost heat requires a lower temperature heat sink, where heat is captured and re-utilised. Recovered heat can be used in a variety of ways: pre-heating of combustion...

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Asbestos in Cabinet Heaters

There continues to be a great many older cabinet heaters, in daily use, that still contain internal asbestos panels and potentially dangerous fibres that can be released into the atmosphere.  Asbestos lagging, sprayed asbestos and asbestos insulating boards can easily...

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HVAC

In order to provide a comfortable environment to live or work within, ambient temperatures need to be kept within an optimum range. Above or below these limits, will almost always result in discomfort, inconvenience, reduced contentment/morale and lowered...

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Carbon Monoxide a Hidden Danger

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can be produced whenever fossil fuels are burned at inadequately high temperatures. You can't see, taste or smell CO, but it can kill quickly without warning, so it is important that the risks are fully understood. Oil and gas are...

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Energy Saving

Commercial buildings Some general advice for industrial heating management The most common methods of heating commercial buildings are via radiators, warm air handling units and electric heaters - Where possible use unit or radiant heaters as these are very cost...

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Energy Management

Energy management is the systematic use of management and technology to improve the energy performance of an organisation. To be fully effective it needs to be integrated, proactive and incorporate energy procurement, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Businesses...

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Working temperatures

What the Law says Temperatures in the workplace (working temperatures) are covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, which place a legal obligation on employers to provide a “reasonable” temperature in the workplace. The Approved Code of...

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