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Top Safety Accreditation for Arcade

June 6, 2017 at 11:44 am by Arcade Team


Arcade has been awarded annual accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Our application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business and further reflects Arcade’s consistent commitment to...


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The key considerations for the environmental control of archival materials

December 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm by Arcade Team


On the 29th November Mike West, Arcade UK Managing Director, presented at the ‘Making the Most of your Museum Storage Space’ event at Banbury Museum. This was hosted by the South East Museum Development programme. Mike spoke on the importance of specialist environmental control for archival materials. We share Mike’s key consideration here: Why do archival material need special environmental control? Preservation is a crucial element in any record programmes to prolong the usable life of important research information. Providing...


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Close Control Rooms and Environmental Test Cells – an in depth look

November 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm by Arcade Team


The development of Close Control Rooms and Environmental Test Cells continues to grow, with a wide range of sectors and set ups demanding sensitive air handling requirements. But, what exactly are they and how can you determine which particular environment you need? Simply put a Close Control Room is a physical room with a fixed temperature and precise humidity conditions, with centres for scientific research being a key sector that have a need for this type of framework.  In comparison,...


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Prefabrication in the HVAC industry

July 28, 2016 at 7:58 am by Arcade Team


Managing Director for Arcade UK Ltd, Mike West, talks us through the benefits of prefabrication construction in the HVAC industry The use of prefabricated buildings is considered to be a controversial topic within the construction industry. With opinions divided over whether construction professionals are neglecting clients with an off-the-shelf product that can take away a project’s architectural flair. There are however, clear benefits from using prefabrication techniques in the HVAC industry. Prefabrication provides an alternative approach to traditional construction with...


A Major Paint manufacturer – Test Cell

June 23, 2016 at 10:17 am by Joss Williams


We were required to provide 2 environmental test cells to enable paint to be evaluated. One test cell had to be fixed at 25 degrees 50% RH with approx. 10% fresh air whilst the other had a variable set point from 5 degrees C 10%RH to 40 degrees C 80% RH and anywhere in between. The Variable test cell was the real challenge as it meant the software had to perform at infinite set points and the turn down ratio...


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Safecontractor Accreditation Achieved

June 9, 2016 at 11:57 am by Arcade Team


Arcade are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Safecontractor accreditation for our ongoing commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme, which recognises high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. As one of the fastest growing health and safety assessment schemes in the UK, qualified auditors review health and safety policies, procedures and documentation to assess whether they are suitable and sufficient to comply within the...


Optimising your HVAC system to consume less energy and help to reduce your energy costs

May 17, 2016 at 8:46 am by Arcade Team


Arcade’s Managing Director, Mike West, explains why correctly optimised HVAC systems are essential in every building With the approach of what hopefully will be a glorious summer, it is essential to ensure your HVAC system is working at full optimisation. Not only does this help to provide a comfortable and healthy environment in which to work or visit. An efficient operating system can use less energy, which can reduce building running costs. You will feel the effect of the HVAC...


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New MAN cooling and heating line at Vauxhalls Plant: Luton

December 10, 2014 at 8:45 am by Arcade Team


The new MAN cooling and heating line has been completed at Vauxhalls, Luton. The Arcade team have been working in partnership with MacDonalds Humfrey and have installed a new ventilation supply line, cooler fans with associated control panel and a compressed air mains. The line is due to start production at the beginning of 2015  


Project Stealth – Polestar Sheffield

November 20, 2014 at 9:28 am by Arcade Team


With over 3km of stainless steel pipe work being installed, the Arcade team have completed the first phase of the Polestar Project Stealth contract. This has included the installation of 2 no. Flaktwoods chillers and associated chilled water pumps. The pumps are controlled on inverters by differential pressure for maximum energy efficiency. We have also installed 2 no. temperature control pumping stations (Arcade Temporiser), top up system, waste pumping system, town water break tank and booster pump, exhaust stacks and...


New online presence for Arcade

February 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Arcade Team


The Arcade website has been updated in order to better reflect the HVAC and Process Engineering expertise we have and the multiple sectors and industries that we work in – all packaged up in a new design that more clearly presents the Arcade brand. Information is broken up into a small number of sections from where you can find out more about the range of specialisms we work in and details as to some of the projects we have managed...