Hydronic balancing is one of the most complicated tasks faced by heating engineers, according to supplier Albion Valves, and a poorly balanced system is by nature energy inefficient, costing the user money that could otherwise be saved. To help take the pressure off engineers, Albion recommends specifying intelligent valves such as Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICVs) and Differential Pressure Control Valves (DPCVs). These products are like pneumatic mechanisms, but instead of using oil or air they are operated by water pressure. Their intelligence comes from their ability to adjust as the system changes, allowing them to read the conditions, attune accordingly and help prevent the system over delivering and wasting energy. PICVs promote balance and control, generally being installed at end of line energy sources such as air handling units, fan coil units and chilled beams. By constantly self- regulating to system variances, PICVs ensure pressure influences from the rest of the circuit are avoided, promoting excellent control of the flow required to each unit in accordance with the demand for either heating or cooling. The DPCV controls the differential pressure at the precise location it is installed in, therefore allowing the flexibility of phased commissioning or balancing of each sub-circuit. DPCVsoffer energy savings by eliminating localised overflows in sub-circuits that often occur inpoorly balanced systems. In a variable volume system, when the heating or water flow is not needed in a building, a DPCV has the ability to prevent it from circulating, conserving the energy that would be otherwise wasted. So, common inefficiencies such as water losing energy to its surroundings, heating losing heat or cooling gaining heat into thepipe distribution system need not occur. Albion Valves' technical specifications manager, Paul Wightman, said: "Dynamic valves ensure performance and comfort so there is no human interaction required to counter the badly balanced system. With dynamic balancing products there is an increasing opportunity to simplify the entire process of balancing a system for heating engineers."
Posted: 25 Oct at 7:59am
Faced with less and less space being available for piped services, how can designers respond. Paul Wightman of Albion Valves shares some ideas - ideas that can also improve the operation and response of those systems. Read the full article
Posted: 20 Oct at 10:13am
Check out Albion's article in this month's edition of Drain Trader!
Posted: 18 Oct at 9:20am
To celebrate the launch of our Commercial Radiator packs we are offering all customers a special rate when over 50 packs are ordered. The list price for a single Radiator Pack is £36.26, to find out how much you could save by ordering in bulk, contact our sales team on 01226 729900. Each Commercial Radiator Pack (ART 1567) includes: • ART 1597 – Thermostatic Head • ART 1561 – Angle Thermostatic Valve with operating plastic cap • ART 1537 – Angle Lockshield Radiator Valve • 2x ART 1504 – BSP to Copper Adaptor for radiator valves. These are all the valves you will need to install a commercial radiator. Make sure you do not miss out on this introductory offer and order today by calling our sales team on 01226 729900. If you require any further information regarding any of the components within this radiator pack please refer to our brochure at http://www.albionvalvesuk.com/page/radiator-valves
Posted: 15 Sep at 9:30am
I am delighted to tell you that Albion’s Commercial manager, Darren Baxter, has been shortlisted in the national HVR Awards and is now a finalist in the ‘Customer Service person of the year’ award. This is one of only two awards on the evening in which you, members of the industry, can decide the winner! Darren has been serving Albion’s customers for the past 11 years. His enthusiasm and desire to ‘go the extra mile’ can be seen in his commitment and first class work ethic of himself and his colleagues’ around him. As I am sure you will agree Darren is a very worthy candidate for this award and we would love for him to be recognised by the industry for his contribution. To make this happen, WE NEED YOUR HELP… All you have to do is visit the HVR Awards website at http://www.hvrawards.com/vote/ and cast your vote. Voting closes on Friday 30th September 2016.
Posted: 14 Sep at 12:14pm
There is increasing concern within the building services and industrial industries that some valve suppliers are selling safety valves without the appropriate approvals. This has a detrimental and potentially dangerous outcome if used on critical applications. Both safety valves and pressure relief valves are widely used as the last safety device in a pressure system, however the two should not be confused. A pressure relief valve should not be sold as a safety valve and to safeguard specifiers should always ensure they look for PED conformity. Safety valves of the category IV type are type-test approved by a notified body for all set pressures and conform to PED 2014/68/EU requirements for all of these set pressures that the prevailing pressure never exceeds the maximum permissible pressure by any more than 10%. Pressure relief valves do not have a type test approval and consequently no reliable information is available to prove that these valves generally fulfil the requirements of the PED 2014/68/EU, as is the case for safety valves with a type test approval by a notified body. In order to help take the headache out of navigating the complex EU legislation, Albion has introduced an extensive range of PED compliant safety products. To ensure that you do not fall short on the safety requirements, the sales team at Albion can help advise which product is most suitable for your application. For more information call 01226 729900.
Posted: 13 Sep at 8:50am
The recent appointment of Jodie Seymour as Marketing Manager will be a valuable new resource to support the Albion team, and will help drive the sales and marketing strategy. In Jodie’s new role she will be working across all areas of the marketing mix including; advertising, PR, print media, market research and supporting distributors with their marketing campaigns, as well as prioritizing Albion’s online and social media presence. From Barnsley, Jodie studied at the University of Huddersfield and has held several marketing and customer service roles. Jodie’s immediate focus will building a higher profile online presence and making it easier for distributors to engage, as well as communicating the breadth of Albion’s services and product portfolio. Jodie commented: “It has been great to join the Albion team, everyone is very knowledgeable and I am learning all the time. This is a very dynamic role that I know I will enjoy. So far no two days have been the same and there is always a challenge, which I love. For me a good day at work is all about satisfied customers, great results and developing relationships. I am really looking forward to the opportunities ahead.” Les Littlewood, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, Sales Director commented: “The Marketing Manager role is a new position at Albion and we are delighted to welcome Jodie to the team. She will be a valuable asset to the company and has a skillset, which I know will help grow the business. Her appointment also enables us to add value in the services we provide to our distributors and enhance our marketing activity at every level.”
Posted: 9 Sep at 7:55am
ALBION’S NEW SAFETY VALVES - NOW SUITABLE FOR STEAM AS WELL AS LIQUIDS AND GAS Hopefully you are already aware that Albion now stocks a comprehensive range of Safety Valves - available for immediate delivery. They are already proving very popular with customers which is why we have developed the product even further. After further testing by our manufacturing partner, our safety valves are now rated up to 195 °C - making them suitable for steam applications as well as liquids and gas. Like all of our safety valves range, it comes with a unique 2-piece spindle, to ensure a safe, tamper-proof discharge even if some form of external restraint has been applied as well as a market-leading 2 Year warranty. Order today for delivery next working day Albion’s safety valves are available with next day delivery as standard - this includes bespoke pressure setting on our certified test rig prior to lead tying and despatch. For more information and details of our latest pricing email Nicola Vollans.
Posted: 6 Sep at 10:52am
Another useful article about safety valves!
Posted: 1 Sep at 3:50pm
See what Albion's Paul Wightman has to say about energy-efficient building systems in this month's edition of Modern Building Services!
Posted: 31 Aug at 3:18pm
Our Art 55 Press is now available in "V Press"
Posted: 3 Dec 2015 at 1:57pm
New!!! Safety Valves are available from stock
Posted: 3 Dec 2015 at 1:55pm
New!! Safety Valves are now available from stock
Posted: 3 Dec 2015 at 1:53pm
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 at 12:19pm
We now have available from stock our Art 926 Flanged Stainless Steel Ball Valves in sizes 5" - 8"
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 at 9:54am
We would like to welcome Dale Shillito who has recently joined our warehouse team to help us deal with increased demand.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 at 9:52am
After joining our internal sales team 2 months ago Eric Smith is settling in well and already proving to be a great asset and popular with our customers. We would also like to welcome Adam Winter who has recently joined our warehouse team to help us deal with increased demand.
Posted: 9 Jul 2014 at 9:51am
We have now increased our range of Stainless Steel Valves to include 1/4" - 2" Art902NPT and Art902P, 1/2" - 4" Art 969 and 2.1/2", 3" & 4" Art 968's. Call our sales office for more information.
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 at 1:19pm
Now available, Automatic Air Vent and Check Valve.
Posted: 18 Jul 2013 at 1:13pm
Following the Red Dot Rewards draw made on 3rd January 2013. Les Littlewood, our Sales & Marketing Director presented the holiday vouchers to Daren Beastall at Kirton Tube 14th February 2013. Thanks again to everyone who took part.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 at 12:14pm
Thank you to all who filled in our latest Customer Satisfaction Survey, your feedback was much appreciated. The winner of the prize draw was Smith Brothers Stores Ltd, Southampton.
Posted: 3 Jan 2013 at 4:52pm
We now have a new WRAS certificate for our Art 375 (lockshield and handwheel versions). Available on request.
Posted: 9 Aug 2012 at 12:44pm
New datasheets have now been uploaded to our site for the Stainless Steel and Bronze ranges.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 4:04pm
Thank you to everyone who participated in our questionnaire. This years winner was M & T Pipeline Supplies in Glasgow. With regards to the question concerning separate product guide and price lists or combined into one. It was largely voted for them to stay seperate so they will remain the same.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 3:54pm
Albion is pleased to launch it's new range of Flexible Connectors, union ended BSP, flanged untied and flanged tied varients. Please click here to download the datasheet
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 at 10:08am
Our new budget cast iron gate valve is now in stock please call the sales office for more details or download the data sheet
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 at 8:09am
Our new Press Valve product information catalogue is now available. Please call the sales office for more details or download the catalogue in our Price Lists & Brochures section
Posted: 29 Sep 2011 at 9:06am
Email Orders We now have a new email address for anyone placing orders via email. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org for any new orders placed. Posted: Thu 18-Mar-2010 3:26PM
Posted: 24 Jun 2011 at 3:44pm
We have now uploaded amended datasheets for Art184, Art 384 and Art350. Please download and replace these pages in your catalogues.
Posted: 25 Jun 2010 at 2:31pm
We now have a new email address for anyone placing orders via email. Please use email@example.com. for any new orders placed.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 at 3:26pm
Please note that we have added some new products to our range. We now have a new range of DZR Brass Valves and new products in the Bronze and Regulating Valves sections. These products are now showing under the product tabs on our website.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 at 3:06pm
Thank you to all who filled in our Customer Satisfaction Survey, your feedback was much appreciated. The winner of the prize draw was Ashworth, Rochester.
Posted: 24 Dec 2009 at 10:25am
Flow Data is now available for our Commissioning Valve range and can be downloaded from the Price Lists & Brochures section of our website.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 at 11:41am
Our Commissioning Valve brochure is now available! If you would like a copy please contact Nicola in our Marketing department or download from the Price Lists & Brochures section of our website.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 11:41am
Our Stainless Steel brochure is now available! If you would like a copy please contact Nicola in our Marketing department or download from the Price Lists & Brochures section of our website.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 11:39am
We have updated our standard conditions of sale, taking into account recent changes to European law. They can be found under the Certificates & Approvals section of our website.
Posted: 3 Jun 2009 at 3:05pm
Albion secure WRAS approval on butterfly valves ART 115 & ART 135
Posted: 8 Aug 2008 at 5:03pm