Grant UK has launched the Afinia range of aluminium radiators, which are compatible with its Aerona³ R32 air source heat pumps.
Grant says the excellent thermal conductivity of aluminium enables the radiators to heat up and cool down very quickly, rapidly responding to any changes in the temperature demand set via the thermostat.
The Afinia aluminium range includes horizontal models which are available in three standard heights – 430mm, 580mm and 680mm. In addition, the two vertical models are available with heights of 1,842mm or 2,042mm.
Grant UK has extended its national coverage with the appointment of Chris Price as the company’s 10th area sales manager. Grant recently formed a new sales area in the south to include Wiltshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Chris has over 30 years’ experience of working in the heating and ventilation industry, starting his career with a building product supplier before joining a drainage system specialist. For the past two decades, Chris has worked for a plumbing and heating component supplier. Customers keen to work with Grant’s new Uflex underfloor heating range will be able to call on Chris’s extensive knowledge of the sector.
Grant UK has updated its TechBox app for heating engineers. Changes include a new layout, new features and additional functionality.
Grant UK launched TechBox almost five years ago, giving installers and heating engineers an electronic resource for all Grant product manuals, both current and archive. Users who download the updated app will now be able to select the content most relevant to them. The TechBox now invites users to select the product categories that they want to download.
The heat pump industry has welcomed the government’s announcement that the UK will become the first major nation to commit to reaching a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050, but warned of significant challenges ahead.
The Heat Pump Association (HPA) says that clear policy and a widespread adoption of ultra low-carbon heating systems are urgently required in order for the target to stand a realistic chance of being met.
Grant UK has added four new models to its Aerona³ R32 heat pump range,with outputs ranging from 6kW up to 17kW.
The Aerona³ R32 6kW and 10kW models will be direct replacements for the existing R410 6kW and 10kW models. The new 17kW model will supersede the R410 16kW heat pump and the Aerona³ R32 12kW heat pump will be replaced by the new 13kW model. These transitions are due to be completed later this summer.
Grant UK is taking its package heating solutions to merchants and installers around the country this summer.
The Package Solutions Roadshow runs until the end of September and the display van aims to allow visitors to get a feel of Grant products in situ, including the latest Aerona³ R32 air source heat pumps.
Panasonic has introduced a new Aquarea Cascade Controller designed to deliver increased energy efficiency for large applications.
The controller can operate up to 10 Aquarea air to water heat pumps (160kW) simultaneously or in cascade mode, which Panasonic says helps to meet the heating or cooling demand of commercial buildings more efficiently.