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Pipe Fabrication

The Hot Tapping Process Explained

In simple terms, hot tapping is a procedure used when pipelines are damaged or corroded, or additional branches or modifications need to be completed to modify the current network. Hot tapping connects to live pipelines whilst they remain in service, preventing the need for a full shutdown. This is very useful as it prevents huge…

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District Heating

What is District Heating?

District heating, also called heat networks is when a centralised boiler is used to provide heat to several buildings. This is done via the use of pre-insulated pipes to transport heat in hot water or steam form. How Do District Heating Systems Work? District heating systems transport heat, usually to a single building of multiple…

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Five Things You Should Know About Chilled Water Systems

Chilled water systems provide artificial cooling to medium and large buildings by using chilled water to absorb heat from the building’s spaces, especially where individual rooms need to be controlled separately. Here are five things you need to know about chilled water systems! Simple or Complex Configurations Chilled water systems configurations can be simple or…

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Should You Use Steam Installers or a Hot Water Boiler?

The Best Choice for Your Heating The battle between steam boilers and hot water boilers is one for the ages, but which is best? Well, the truth is that they both have pros, but one may be better for you. Let’s have a look at the differences to help you decide if it is a…

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Mechanical Engineering Services by DWS

At DWS, we are experts in providing mechanical engineering services across many industries. We are fully equipped to offer metal fabrication, coded welding, pipework installation and district heating services. Our workshop facilities cater for off-site fabrication of steelwork, structural steelwork for construction, prefabricated pipework, manufacturing of pre-packaged plant room designs and modular systems. Coded Welding…

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Industrial Gas Pipe Fittings

When working with Gas in any capacity, it’s important to ensure you select an experienced and registered engineer you can trust. Getting the right industrial gas pipe fittings are essential to have functioning pipework, which will be costly and dangerous to fix if done incorrectly. Completing a full survey of the site allows us to…

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