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Plasterboard for X-ray environments

Plasterboard for X-ray environments

With lead recently classified as a Substance of Very High Concern by the EU under REACH regulations, Knauf says its Safeboard is ‘the ideal lead-free plasterboard for X-ray environments’.
Pseudalert method published as ISO worldwide standard

Pseudalert method published as ISO worldwide standard

IDEXX Laboratories Inc, the rapid microbiological testing specialist for water, says its IDEXX Pseudalert method has been published as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) worldwide standard, 16266-2, for the 24-hour detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water.
A cutting-edge solution to ‘reverberation woes’

A cutting-edge solution to ‘reverberation woes’

AG, a supplier of hard landscaping, building, and structural pre-cast products, describes its Alphacrete Acoustic as ‘a cutting-edge, soundabsorbing masonry block with outstanding room and building acoustic performance’.
Enclosures save time and simplify maintenance

Enclosures save time and simplify maintenance

Static Systems Group has introduced ‘new and improved’ enclosures for its Aspire SmartSync ‘world-class wireless’ nurse call solution.

Codelocks’ CL4520 ‘smart’ lock makes debut

Codelocks’ new CL4520 ‘smart lock’, combining convenience, flexibility, and a powerful mortice lock with a double cylinder, is said to be ‘ideal for buildings and environments that experience high traffic’. The lock features a euro profile mortice sash lock with deadbolt and latchbolt safety function, and can be set with or without a key-operated deadbolt feature, allowing estates and facilities managers to restrict or allow access by code. Codelocks says that accidental lock-ins are avoided with the provision of an inside lever handle to retract the deadbolt and latchbolt simultaneously.

Maximise safety, efficiency and productivity, with wireless steam trap monitoring

Process, energy, and maintenance managers looking to maximise safety, efficiency, and productivity, are being urged ‘to take a proactive approach to plant management’ by including wireless steam trap monitoring within their proactive maintenance regime. Spirax Sparco said: “Wireless steam trap monitoring systems, such as Spirax Total Acoustic Performance Solutions (STAPS), complement an existing steam trap programme by providing real-time data on trap performance and condition – a sure-fire way to lower costs, boost productivity, and use resource more strategically.”
Water outlet flushing simplified

Water outlet flushing simplified

L8guard is ‘a simple web-based compliance solution chosen by NHS Trusts countrywide to record their lowuse water outlet flushing’.
Proud to be ‘Made in Britain’

Proud to be ‘Made in Britain’

Washroom and water efficiency specialist, Cistermiser Keraflo, has joined industry body ‘Made in Britain’.
I-Gienic sheet supports hygiene protection

I-Gienic sheet supports hygiene protection

Intastop has launched a ‘hygienic sheet’ which it says will provide ‘a hygienic, impact-resistant cladding’ for walls and doors.

Pseudalert method published as ISO standard

IDEXX Laboratories Inc, which claims to be the global leader in rapid microbiological testing for water, has announced that its IDEXX Pseudalert method has been published as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) worldwide standard 16266-2 for the 24-hour detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water. Listed under ISO 16266-2:2018, Water Quality – Detection and Enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Part 2: Most Probable Number Method, the Pseudalert method detects P. aeruginosa in 24 hours, ‘less than half the time of other commercially available methods’.

Plasterboard solution for X-ray environments

With lead recently been classified as a Substance of Very High Concern by the EU under REACH regulations, Knauf says its Safeboard is ‘the ideal lead-free plasterboard designed for X-ray environments’. Fully tested by the Health Protection Agency, Knauf Safeboard is an X-ray resistant plasterboard with a barium sulphate core, reportedly ‘unlike any other product currently on the market’. It is said to effectively and significantly reduce the amount of lead needed within X-ray shielding partitions and, in many cases, to eliminate the need its use altogether.

A heavyweight challenge successfully met

Patient care equipment supplier, Innova Care Concepts, has been awarded a £205,000 contract to supply and install 47 overhead hoist systems to The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, Wales. This marks the third successful NHS contract bid for Innova in the past year, after it secured deals to provide hoisting systems to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham and Balfour Hospital in Orkney.

Perfect grounding for new cancer centre

Visqueen – part of RPC bpi recycled products – has provided a waterproofing and gas protection solution to the new Rutherford Cancer Centre North East in Northumberland, ensuring that it meets all local planning conditions. Working with a contractor in Stockton, Visqueen selected its new Ultimate GeoSeal, together with waterstops and sealers, to offer ‘complete protection from the ingress of ground gases’, as well as acting as a waterproof membrane. Due to the site conditions, the building had to be piled with a suspended floor system.

LED lighting upgrade brings 70 per cent energy savings to Dublin hospital

Over 400 Ledvance Panel LED 600 luminaires have been installed to meet the high lighting demands throughout Dublin’s Connolly Hospital and, the supplier says, ‘provide a 70% energy saving’. The Connolly Hospital’s Electrical Team turned to Ledvance to replace over 400 existing fluorescent fixtures in the hospital’s A&E Department, main corridors, wards, reception, and ancillary hospital areas.

Eight-week completion for Glenfield scheme

When University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust required an upgrade and refurbishment of two of its theatre suites at Glenfield Hospital, MTX provided a ‘fast-track and high quality upgrade solution at a competitive cost’.
Turnkey theatre projects drive ‘business boom’

Turnkey theatre projects drive ‘business boom’

Demand for high quality, cost-effective turnkey delivery of operating theatre upgrades and new-build projects is driving ‘a business boom’ for Bender UK, the company says.
Flush-to-ceiling ‘bespoke’ UCVs

Flush-to-ceiling ‘bespoke’ UCVs

Interfurn claims to offer ‘the only bespoke flush-to-ceiling ultraclean ventilation canopy designed to individual requirements offering a choice of high or low level recirculation’.
Ceiling supply unit for ‘heavy duty’ applications

Ceiling supply unit for ‘heavy duty’ applications

Dräger has announced a new addition to its ‘family’ of Movita ceiling supply units for operating theatres – the Movita Lift Strong support arm.
Self-contained lay-up cabinet

Self-contained lay-up cabinet

Medical Air Technology (MAT) has developed ‘a unique self-contained lay-up cabinet’, which ‘provides an innovative solution to a difficult challenge’.
‘Freedom for surgical excellence’

‘Freedom for surgical excellence’

Brandon Medical says its latest Mediclean ultraclean ventilation system improves patient safety and surgical outcomes ‘by providing unique benefits’ to hospital designers, surgical staff, estates teams, and maintenance engineers.

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