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RENEWABLE ENERGIES NIBE CONSIDERS THE IMPACT OF THE RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE ON THE HEATING MARKET, LG EXAMINES WHY THE SECTOR IS WARMING TO AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS AND GLEDHILL EXPLAINS WHY SAVVY CYLINDER SPECIFICATION IS CRITICAL Kingspan Environmental is introducing a new cylinder technology for solar thermal applications. The Kingspan Range Trinity 3c features a patented three coil architecture to provide both hot water and space heating. As with other unvented solar cylinders, the primary coil connects to the solar thermal system, the secondary coil connects to a standard boiler or heat pump and the unique third coil outputs energy into the central heating system. It also has two 3kW immersion heaters fitted for a back-up heat source and cylinders are available in 380 or 500 litre capacities. This enhanced use of solar energy dramatically improves on the established solar attributes of lower emissions and more savings in energy usage and cost. As well as programming the hot water supply, the intelligent control system delivers maximum solar yield before any auxiliary boiler or heat pump is activated. Current technology typically restricts solar panel installations to less than half of the solar energy available because of overheating. The Kingspan Range Trinity 3c is a flexible solution for the retro-fit and new build markets, with particular benefits for self-build and off grid projects. Panasonic unveils 3-way HR control boxes Panasonic has launched its range of 3-way heat recovery control boxes with multiple connection ports. The new HR control boxes are available with four, six, or eight connection ports which offer great flexibility to installers when considering various factors on site, such as piping design and installation conditions. To give installers more flexibility in their system design and piping layout, the new control boxes come with connection tubes for the main refrigerant circuit lines on both sides of the unit. The boxes also remove the necessity for purchasing individual 3-way PCB kits and solenoid valve kits for each indoor unit, because a control line can be fed from the unit via a relay kit, which is included in the package as an accessory, straight to the multiple connection box. A power line is then fed directly from the multiple connection box to the power supply, again removing the need to install a power supply from each indoor unit to each individual solenoid valve kit. The new 3-way control box allows for multiple piping system designs incorporating different types of junctions. The 3-way control box can be installed after a distribution joint, before a T-branch and with a number of different control methods such as group controls, simultaneous operation under one port and group operation under one port. Grant UK launches third generation heat pump Grant UK has launched its third generation heat pump – the Aerona³. The innovative new inverter driven air to water unit has an impressive ErP rating of A++. The Grant Aerona³ produces a consistent heat output while being compact in size, increasing installation choices for engineers. Comprising of three outputs, 6kW, 10kW and 16kW, the unit combines clever design features such as weather compensation controls and a base tray heating element to stop ice formation in cold weather conditions. Incredibly efficient, the Grant Aerona³ heat pump units will suit homes which want to incorporate renewable technologies when space is at a premium. Aerona³ heat pumps are geared towards easy installation and maintenance for both installers and homeowners. Three coil architecture enquiry number 133 enquiry number 132 HEATING & PLUMBING MONTHLY APRIL 2016 49 enquir y number 134


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