Belfast Show Review – 2015 | Plumbing Magazine

SHOW REVIEW

Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Trade Event highlights that
confidence is returning to the marketplace…

Dublin trade event proves a great success!

Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Trade Event once again proved there is a genuine appetite within the industry to embrace the latest technology and services.

This two-day event, which is organised by Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Magazine, proved a major success with nearly 800 people from the industry streaming through the doors of the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.

From contractors and consultants to architects, building contractors and other industry experts, visitors enjoyed speaking to the diverse range of exhibitors about the new products on show, getting hands-on with the latest tools and equipment and getting advice on how to build their business.

We could not be happier with the response and it proves that confidence is returning to the industry. Our inaugural trade event last year was a huge success but this year’s numbers are even better.
“The feedback from visitors and exhibitors has been excellent and we look forward to returning to Dublin in 2016.”
Karen McAvoy, Show Director


Here’s a look at some of what was on show at Ireland’s
Plumbing & Heating Trade Event Dublin…

LB Cylinders
The recently launched Omni-store thermal cylinder was on display, a product that provides mains pressure hot water through an indirect coil as a by-product of the energy used by the heating system(s). This process eliminates the storage of domestic hot water and any risk of Legionella while simultaneously satisfying the building’s heating demands. Mainly for the domestic market the new product is, says LB Cylinders, plumbing in reverse; the coil usually heats the cylinder but with the Omni-store, the cylinder heats the coil.

ES Heat Pumps
ES Heat Pumps exhibited two products – the ES AWHP-13 heat pump and the ES AWD exhaust air heat pump. ES AWHP-13 is an energy-saving heat pump that only consumes and produces what’s required by the building at any given time. It operates down to -25°C and has been adapted for connecting with existing hydronic systems. The ES AWD exhaust air heat pump has a built-in cylinder and has been developed for hot water production. Ideal for retrofits and installation into new builds, this pump doesn’t require back up from any other boilers and comes with a 5-year guarantee.

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Q Instrument Services Ltd
On display at the Q Instrument Services stand were boiler gas analysers, confined space entry monitoring equipment, and health and safety monitoring equipment. Manufactured in Germany by MRU, the products are relatively new to the Irish market. All units are easy to use and are priced competitively; they’re also serviced, calibrated and maintained in Ireland by Q Instrument Services in Cork.

Xylem
Xylem’s RainSafe system, a product that treats, stores, pressurises and monitors water quality in an efficient, eco-friendly way, was on display at the event. The system uses ozone and UV light to purify water to drinking water quality; it then stores 230 litres of this drinking water in its WaterBox tank. No added chemicals are required, solar power is an option, and rainwater harvesting can be actively encouraged. No new piping is needed as the product is essentially a “plug and play” system. Installation is easy and quick, and running costs are, according to Xylem, less than €150 a year.

This event is positively supported by the plumbing and heating industry so it provides the perfect forum to launch new products and connect with customers.”
Mark Mogey, Altecnic

Ideal Heating
The new Vogue combi boiler, which comes with a 10-year warranty, was on display by Ideal Heating. Alongside the boiler’s top performance, reliability and value for money, Ideal Heating was also promoting the carbon credits associated with the product.

multiPANEL
An excellent alternative to tiles, the multiPANEL range is not only easy to install but even easier to maintain. multiPANEL is a cost-effective range of wall panels, ceiling panels and vinyl flooring for bathrooms, shower areas, kitchens and all around the home.

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EPH Controls
Cork-based EPH Controls Ltd, a specialist heating control company serving both the residential and commercial markets, was also exhibiting. The firm is about to bring out a new range of hardware clocks and two and three port valves for the residential sector. A range of analogue and digital thermostats is also supplied by EPH, along with a range of wireless thermostats.

Kane Merchants
Kane Merchants displayed its combustion analysers for checking boiler efficiency. The firm recently introduced the Kane 255 to the range, replacing the old Kane 25. Two new models have also been introduced to the commercial market – the Kane251 and Kane451plus – while the most popular model from the range is the Kane455. Although there’s no calibration facility in Ireland, turnaround time from the UK is extremely quick.

Thermstar Limited
As the sole distributor for Celsius Plussz Wood Boilers in Ireland, Thermstar Limited exhibited the hybrid boiler. The product is capable of heating the domestic home or a commercial business like for example a nursing home, small hotel or leisure centre while also removing the need for an oil or gas bac- up for your central heating. Achieving efficiencies of 84%, the Celsius Wood Boiler achieves low consumption of fuel while providing sustainable, cheap and convenient heating.

Dimplex
Air-to-water heat pumps were on display at the Dimplex stand, along with the Quantum storage heater. Air-source heat pumps from Dimplex are great for urban properties or properties with no space for ground source loops. They’re also easier to retrofit than ground-source heat pumps.

NRG Awareness
NRG Awareness exhibited its new central heating manifold, the NRG Zone. The product is used as a central heating part that allows for rapid system construction, total flexibility, complete reliability and cost effectiveness in any new-build or retrofit central heating project. Prompted by a request from the SEAI for a project that combined all the different fuel types, the NRG Zone has been designed to eradicate many of the issues faced in today’s ever-changing heating industry. The new product has been on the market for approximately five months and is receiving excellent feedback.

Chronotherm Controls Ltd
A system for wiring up motorised valves and heating controls was on display by Chronotherm Controls Ltd. Described by the company as a new concept in the market, the new plug-and-play system cuts down on the amount of wiring traditionally used, and instead utilises seven simple connections.

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Ferroli
Ferroli’s new heat interface unit, available from September, was on display. Designed for district heating and apartment blocks and using just one communal boiler, the new unit will power anything from 50 to 200 apartments.

JG Speedfit
JG Speedfit exhibited JG Aura heating control products and a push-fit system suitable for the plumbing of hot and cold water services and central heating applications. Speedfit fittings have been designed for use with both Speedfit and copper pipe. Launched only a year ago, JG Aura allows for a more flexible and efficient remote regulation of underfloor and central heating systems as well as individual radiator control. For convenience, thermostats can be battery powered or wireless thermostats can be mains power supplied. There’s also an App available that allows you to control your underfloor heating and hot water, no matter where you are, via smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.

We really enjoyed the show . Footfall for the first evening, in particular, was a lot higher and our stand was really busy.
Garrett White, Hevac

Saniflo
Visitors to the Saniflo stand were able to take a closer look at the company’s wide range of macerators and pumps on the market and learn about some of the new additions that will be launched during the next few months, including products that will give even greater scope to commercial applications.

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