Peter Faruqi Nicholas

Smoke Control Dampers – The Road to CE Compliance

Selecting a smoke damper for a London basement was a simple task when I started working at Actionair 6 years ago. The damper was selected to provide smoke control for 2 hours at 300oc. They were always provided with a thermally protected actuator, and could be mounted in a myriad of different …

Carinne Grandjean

Seasonal maintenance is the secret

More than 20% of the European population suffers from respiratory allergies. These people are hypersensitive to some natural substances naturally found in the air, such as pollen. Inhaling these allergens trigger a reaction of the immune system, which can lead to asthma and rhinitis.

Josh Emerson

Myth Busting - Thermal Wheels and Virus Transmission

As many countries across Europe enter a second lockdown, facilities managers may wish to take the opportunity to review how their ventilation and air conditioning systems are operating in preparation for the re-opening of buildings.  It is now widely understood that maximising outdoor air, …

Paola Moschini (Guest author)

Building certifications are on the rise

In recent years there has been an increased demand for  building certifications. In addition, research studies have found that building certifications can increase properties value substantially. In this article, you will learn more about building certifications and in particular about WELL …

Alessandro Pinato

How can heat pumps save energy?

The energy efficiency of heat pumps can be more than three times higher than for electrical heater, boiler or a furnace. In addition to that, it does not need fossil fuels to produce energy and no air pollution is generated. Learn more about why heat pumps should be your first choice.

Mikael Börjesson

Have we gone too far in avoiding humidity?

Humidity can have a positive impact on our health, but it is still often ignored when designing indoor environments. Too dry air can cause dry throats, chapped lips and facilitates the spread of viruses. Is it time to re-evaluate the cost for the society of having buildings with too dry indoor air?

Caroline Jacobsson

10 tips on how to secure your building management system

Connected systems for building automation create new opportunities. Everything from basic monitoring and configuration to new services made possible by the functionality and the large amount of data that is usually found in these systems. In recent years, attacks on connected systems have both …

Fabio Polo

How does a chiller work?

The laws of thermodynamics tell us that heat will always move from hotter to colder areas. But the outside air, where the heat is to be dissipated, is often hotter than the air on the inside. How then, does a chiller work? The purpose of a chiller is to cool down a fluid, which in turn can be used …

Åsa Norén-Lundh

This is why induction is important for your indoor comfort

Imagine if you were forced to choose between a room that can’t be cooled in hot weather, or a room with a constant cold draught. You’d be hard-pressed to choose, right? Happily, you don’t have to. Thanks to the physical principle known as induction, there is the option of ventilating and heating or …