Installer Theatre was a technical resource within InstallerSHOW. It’s here where industry experts shared their technical know-how, and legislative issues were explained and simplified. This year, we had a lively programme of presentations, including:
Traditionally some of the most popular sessions at the InstallerSHOW, the Gas Safe Register returned with its technical sessions. The technical team at Gas Safe looked at the key aspects of the operation of the Register, clarified a few points about role and remit, and suggested a few myths along the way. The presentation covered a range of topics that are regularly raised with the Gas Safe technical team including looking at Flame Supervision Devices, cookers, Landlord gas safety records, and Unsafe Sits guidance (and more!)
The transition to low carbon heating is happening in the UK now, and that will accelerate in the near future. It doesn’t matter if the heat source is boilers or heat pumps, a properly designed system working efficiently will save the UK tonnes of carbon, and homeowners plenty of money on their bills. IMI Hydronic were joined by some well-known experts to discuss the products and techniques used to make heating systems as efficient as possible.
- Heat Loss Calculations
- Hydronic Balancing
- Valves and TRVs
- Weather Compensation
- Flow and Return temperatures
David Whitfield, MD of Elysator, presented on how to protect clients’ closed-loop systems from corrosion and bacteria without the need for chemical additives. The workshop included:
- An overview of VDI2035 and principles of electrochemistry
- How to apply to new systems
- How to apply to old systems
- How to size a system
- Financial and operational benefits for clients and installers of non-chemical water treatment
- Kit review – Sorbox Units and domestic kit
This workshop was for domestic and commercial installers who work on recirculation systems. Elysator works on any type of closed-loop network and has particular benefits for heat pumps as it stops the common issues of blocked strainers and the tripping of the heat pump system.
The heating industry has worked closely with training providers to offer an accredited course to help engineers get up to speed with low-temperature heating systems. Now, the LCL Awards Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings has been launched, a qualification for learners to be up-skilled in these systems. This course required engineers to demonstrate their knowledge and understand the need and requirements for installing low-temperature heating and hot water systems in dwellings. This session acted as an introduction to that course, looking at the qualification itself, what installers will learn, how to access the training, costs, pre-requisites and more.