How to improve productivity when the temperature rises

Posted by Paul Langford on 14/06/16 12:02

This Colt advert first featured in the Financial Times
almost 40 years ago, and still rings true today!

As the temperature rises during the summer months, it is important to asses your productivity levels. If your factory is too hot, then you will almost certainly suffer losses in production, as well as a whole host of other issues.

However, there is a solution. 

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Topics: Productivity, Regulations, Evaporative cooling, Whitepaper

Are you missing out on the savings that come with evaporative cooling?

Posted by Paul Langford on 23/02/16 12:00

Evaporative cooling is an exceptionally efficient and economical means of cooling industrial buildings, production facilities, warehouses and data centres. It is not a new technology, infact it is widely used around the world. So why isn’t it more widespread in the UK?

Common misconceptions about this excellent technology are stopping many facilities managers and factory owners from taking advantage of the considerable savings it can achieve for them. Let’s address these concerns and look at the main benefits of evaporative cooling.

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Topics: Webinar, Energy saving, Evaporative cooling, Whitepaper

All the resources you need to correctly specify weather louvres

Posted by Paul Compton on 02/06/15 11:30

If you have ever written a louvre specification, you will know how large a number of variables you have to deal with in order to select the right louvre for your design.

Here are some resources and key considerations to help you when specifying weather louvres.

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Topics: Webinar, Louvre, Whitepaper

The RRO and fire safety demystified: the responsibilities of the ‘responsible person’ explained

Posted by Conor Logan on 17/03/15 11:30

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (“RRO”) covers fire safety for workplaces and replaced most of the pre-existing legislation. It sets out the role of the ‘responsible person’ tasked with ensuring the safety of occupants.

The RRO places on that person a duty to keep an up to date risk assessment for fire safety and to ensure that all systems required as part of that risk assessment are regularly tested, maintained and kept in good working order. This role entrusts them to identify, manage and reduce the risk of fire.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Regulations, Whitepaper

Everything you ever wanted to know about designing smoke shaft systems

Posted by Paul Compton on 25/11/14 11:34

We have seen a lot of interest in our technical articles, webinars and website pages on smoke shaft systems, so we thought we would gather links to all our free resources in one blog to make it easy to find everything you may need.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke shafts, Whitepaper

What is evaporative cooling? Read our White Paper to learn the facts

Posted by Laurence Cockman on 12/11/13 11:30

The benefits of evaporative cooling in warehouses and industrial buildings are many: it is a highly energy efficient technology, that uses no refrigerants, provides a pleasant indoor climate, is simple and easy to maintain and, last but not least, running costs are four to seven times lower than traditional air conditioning solutions – and they are even lower in data centres.

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Topics: Energy saving, Climate Control, Evaporative cooling, Data Centre, Whitepaper

Sprinklers and smoke ventilators: is it a case of ‘the Dream Team’ or ‘combine them at your peril’?

Posted by Paul Compton on 10/07/13 11:23

In principle the fact that sprinklers are designed to control fire and smoke ventilators to control smoke would suggest that they are a perfect combination. However, for years there has been on going controversy regarding the interaction of sprinklers and smoke ventilators, suggesting that combining them could result in neither of them operating to its full potential. This white paper debunks this argument and explains why a combination of sprinklers and smoke ventilators should always be considered:

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Topics: Smoke ventilation, Whitepaper, Sprinklers

ISO 7730: How to boost productivity when it's wilting in the heat

Posted by Paul Langford on 22/09/11 12:30

It’s well known that productivity at manufacturing plants plummets when temperatures persistently exceed 25C – and that’s a normal summer day. Surveys have shown that every degree above 20C can reduce productivity by as much as 4 percent. That means a rise of just 5 degrees can cut your output by an eye-watering 20 percent.

When the working environment is too hot, people work far less efficiently, morale plunges, and accidents and absenteeism rise. Cooling the factory shop floor is essential to keep productivity levels high - and for the wellbeing of the people working in this environment. But conventional cooling systems are not a viable solution: they are expensive, installation is costly, and so is the energy they use to bring the temperature down to desired levels.

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Topics: Productivity, Regulations, Evaporative cooling, Heat pumps, Whitepaper