Ask Alpha: Boiler installations

Jonathan Kidner, product engineer at Alpha Heating Innovation, provides some food for thought on the subject of efficient boiler installation.

On balance, it’s basic practice

Hydraulic balancing or system balancing is a simple process when commissioning a wet heating system that should be a forefront of industry efforts to increase efficiency in homes across the UK.

Hounsfield supports NGEO training hub

Hounsfield Boilers has donated a 12/19 Kitchen Model oil boiler to a leading electrical, oil and water training centre in East Anglia.

The Salamander eSchool offers isolation tool

Salamander has a free online eSchool tool packed with helpful training modules that feature games, interactive imagery, multiple choice tests, and animated technical videos, developed in conjunction with the CIPHE.

More investment needed for training, stresses CIPHE

To meet the energy efficiency policies set out in the Budget 2020, more investment is required to train the nation’s plumbing and heating engineers, says the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

Stelrad Installer Loyalty Club extends registrations

Stelrad’s Installer Loyalty Club is going “from strength to strength”, having been up and running since late 2019.

JTL partners with PHX Training to introduce new fast track course

JTL has partnered up with PHX Training, to introduce traineeships designed to help young adults in Cumbria get their first taste of work.

Replacing parts: Lack of regulation poses real danger

Neil Macdonald, technical manager at the Heating and Hotwater Council (HHIC), looks at the importance of selecting approved replacement parts when taking on a repair.

Alpha Heating kits out college course

Walsall College has created a new plumbing and heating provision for adult and apprenticeship programmes, with Alpha Heating Innovation’s boilers taking pride of place.

APHC & Travis Perkins plan regional workshops

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has teamed-up with Travis Perkins to schedule a series of free workshops across England and Wales.