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Plumbing, Heating & Gas Safety News: June 2008

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  • Grant available to biomass producers
    Sent: 12/06/2008
    The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced the availability of 200,000 for biomass producers. Farmers, foresters and biomass producers can apply for the grant worth up to a maximum of 200,000 each. Known as th ... read more

    Sent: 12/06/2008
    That this House welcomes the publication of the CORGI Carbon Monoxide Report 2008; notes with concern that between April 2007 and March 2008 there were media reports of 63 carbon monoxide incidents caused by gas appliances in the UK; further notes th ... read more

    Safety relief valve: essential on pressure systems
    Sent: 12/06/2008
    Safety relief valves are the last point of protection in pressurised systems, prior to excess pressure incidents which could be disasters: safety relief valves automatically vent excess vapour and gas Automatic venting occurs once the adjusted ope ... read more

    CORGI is victimising me, says heating boss
    Sent: 10/06/2008
    A heating engineer has accused CORGI of embarking on a twelve-month campaign of harassment and victimisation against his business. In response, he is preparing to lead a delegation of installers on a public protest. Martyn Crute, the managing ... read more

    Ground-source heat pumps installed in ancient stables
    Sent: 09/06/2008
    ScottishPower's Green Energy Trust has awarded a grant to install ground-source heat pumps at a project that is restoring stables which date back to the 15th century. Castlemilk stables block was part of Castlemilk house previously belonging to th ... read more

    Fuel poor to receive government assistance
    Sent: 08/06/2008
    The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has announced new measures aimed at helping the poorest consumers pay for their energy bills. Under the new Warm Front grant scheme, the neediest will receive assistance including the installat ... read more

    Around 1bn to invested in photovoltaic technology
    Sent: 07/06/2008
    A $2 billion (1 billion) state-funded project to produce photovoltaic technology is being rolled out in Abu Dhabi. Masdar, which is the state's renewable energy fund, will focus on developing the "thin film" technology which can be applied to bui ... read more

    Guidance is a joint effort, says CORGI
    Sent: 05/06/2008
    CORGI has said it is not solely responsible for the information contained within Technical Bulletin 200, the controversial guidance surrounding flue systems routed within voids. The comments were made by Jamie Cooper, CORGI technical support manag ... read more

    GE Energy helps Endesa Italia upgrade emissions controls
    Sent: 05/06/2008
    Power engineering major GE Energy is helping Endesa Italia upgrade its combined-cycle power plants in Italy to meet stricter local emissions norms. GE Energy is providing gas turbine emissions control technology to Endesa Italia to prepare the ele ... read more

    Witt launches new digital gas control processor
    Sent: 04/06/2008
    Witt, the gas safety, control, mixing and analysis equipment supplier has introduced Gas Control 100, a new digital gas control processor for use with gas mixers, metering and analysing equipment for technical gases. The main features of this new ... read more

    Ecodan low carbon heating environmental award
    Sent: 02/06/2008
    Mitsubishi Electric's unique Ecodan low carbon air source heat pump system secures recognition for its carbon saving potential at the Environmental and Sustainability Awards 2008. The Ecodan air source heat pump system won The Environmental Energy ... read more

    New gas service for private landlords offers savings of over 60%
    Sent: 02/06/2008
    Progress Property Services is launching a new gas safety service for private landlords in the North West that will undercut the leading supplier by over 60% at a national exhibition this week. (w/c 9/06/08) Progress Plus for Landlords builds on th ... read more

    CO deaths almost halve
    Sent: 02/06/2008
    Twenty one people died in carbon monoxide (CO) related incidents last year according to data from the gas safety registration body. In its second report on the subject, Corgi said today that between April 2007 and March 2008, there were 63 CO in ... read more

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