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Closed Loop Water Systems – Is yours forever blowing bubbles?

Building Services Engineers that are experiencing problems with air in closed loop water systems can now benefit from the automatic venting of filter housings with the new Autovent kit from Amazon Filters. It is important that Closed Loop Water Systems used for climate control in buildings are kept free of air. This is recommended In BSRIA Publication – BG 29/2012: Pre-commission Cleaning of Pipework Systems which highlights the problems caused by trapped air.  In Section …

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This entry was posted on 30th Jan 2014

CIBSE issues updated health & safety guidance for FM engineers

The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published guide to help facilities management engineers ensure sanitary water quality.  The updated Guide is called ‘Guide G: Public Health and Plumbing Engineering (CIBSE Guide G) NEW 2014’ and puts a greater emphasis on sustainability. CIBSE GUIDE G is available to purchase here. This third edition of CIBSE Guide G has been produced by CIBSE in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering …

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This entry was posted on 21st Jan 2014

Side Stream Filtration and WRAS Requirements

The Water Fittings Regulations (or Byelaws in Scotland) are national requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and water-using appliances. Their purpose is to prevent misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water or the contamination of drinking water.  They apply to a very wide variety of systems in all types of premises and govern all systems from after the point where water enters the property’s underground service pipe. …

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This entry was posted on 15th Jan 2014

New BSI life-cycle costing (LCC) standard for Building Services and FM sector

A new BSI standard focused on maintenance is targeted at FMs and Building Services Managers who need to understand the cost of owning and operating buildings. BS 8544:2013 Guide for life cycle costing of maintenance during the in use phases of buildings gives guidance and recommendations on undertaking LCC of maintenance during the in use phases of facilities or constructed assets. It covers buildings, systems, assemblies, components, tasks/actions, resources and materials.  The guidance covers maintenance …

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This entry was posted on 11th Dec 2013

Side Stream Filtration Systems from Amazon Filters used within Walbrook Building

Amazon Filters provided the Walbrook Building with side stream systems to protect Chilled Water (CHW) and Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) circuits. The Walbrook is a prestigious building within the City of London and due to its prestigious nature the main consultants had to ensure that the environmental systems worked perfectly. Therefore as part of the design process, our side stream filtration systems were used to protect the Chilled Water (CHW) and Low Temperature Hot …

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This entry was posted on 10th Dec 2013