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Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • New European Union Legislation

    In English this means that the traditional motors used on small pumps throughout Europe have been banned in favour of new technology. There is a lot of confusion being played on by manufacturers over what is now allowed and what is actually covered.

    Eu eff chart

    The facts are while some pumps need more efficient motors the majority of domestic and office sized heating pumps can’t be manufactured for sale within the EU. Distributors who have remaining stock of pumps made before the start of the year are allowed to sell them.

    The main ranges that are affected are:-

    • Grundfos UPS – UPSD range
    • Wilo Top-S/Top-SD, Smart and SE ranges
    • Myson/ Circulating Pumps Limited – CP53 and CP63
    • Smedegaard EV range
    • Lowara TLC range
    • DAB VA range

    The claim by legislators and manufacturers is that the new pumps will see energy savings of up to 80% when an average old D labelled circulators.

    However, these savings are calculated on the type of system used in Germany and France and are not directly comparable to the UK where we have older houses, warmer winters, different boiler types and run our central heating in a different pattern.

  • Calpeda Pumps announces new office moves

    Calpeda Pumps from Montorso, Italy have announced that Calpeda UK have just completed the acquisition of adjacent buildings to their Bicester site. The new facilities will effectively double the size of their UK HQ.

    Disruption to deliveries and contact are hoped to be kept to a minimum.

    Work will commence during the summer on the first if three redevelopment phases, part of a £1.5M project. The first phase will include the construction of a dedicated workshop, service and pump packaging area. Phase two will provide a new state of the art office facility and the final phase three will include the complete redevelopment of the central stores, expected to double the existing storage facilities.

    Further improvements will include the redevelopment of offices at the Castleford site, where a new technical centre will be located. The projects form part of Calpeda’s on-going expansion and growth plans, which have already seen the installation of a SAP business management system, new product developments, new UK booster set ranges, a new customer services department and the expansion of both commercial and technical staffing.

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