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Catch up on all the latest from Gibbons Group and the engineering industry with our regular blog posts covering all our divisions: Electric Motors, Variable-Speed Drives, HVAC Services and more!

Gibbons preparing for second appearance at LAMMA in the New Year

Here at Gibbons Agricultural we are looking forward to our second appearance at LAMMA, the UK's largest agricultural machinery show. 

Agricultural
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Making new fans at the Midlands Machinery Show

It was a busy couple of days for Gibbons Engineering Group last week at the Midlands Machinery Show, where we joined 300 other businesses to showcase our popular Agricultural range.  

Agricultural
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Westminster Abbey Year of Engineering Service

It was a pleasure for us to attend a service at Westminster Abbey held in celebration of the Year of Engineering 2018.

 

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Make sure your HVAC frost coils are ready for winter

Don't wait until the freezing weather arrives - have your HVAC frost coils assessed now and enjoy a warm, comfortable winter.

HVAC Services
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Gibbons is the sugar industry expert for electrical and mechanical projects

With a complete package of energy-saving electrical and mechanical products and services, Gibbons is the go-to provider for sugar producers UK wide.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Free assessments and quotes for electric motor rewinds and repairs

Have your electric motor, servo motor, pump, gearbox or other equipment assessed for repair by our experts completely free of charge.

Rewinds & Repairs
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Gibbons becomes ABB authorised value provider for HVAC drives

Find out what our position as an authorised value provider for ABB HVAC drives means for building and facilities managers looking to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ).

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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BB101 sets IAQ targets for school buildings

What will the government's new BB101 indoor air quality (IAQ) guidelines mean for UK schools?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Electrician job in Essex: Gibbons seeks bright spark

If you're a qualified electrician and like the sound of working on a variety of projects across multiple industries, we may have the job for you.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Will a variable-speed drive save me money?

How do you know whether a variable-speed drive will save you money in your electric motor-driven process? Read this essential blog before you buy.

Variable-Speed Drives, Drive Hire
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Where are humidification systems used?

Humidification is an essential part of many buildings' HVAC system - including a few that may surprise you.

Humidification
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Why our bespoke electric motors are perfect for OEMs

Discover the full range of customisation options for your Gibbons electric motor.

Electric Motors
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Gibbons Agricultural to exhibit at Midlands Machinery Show

Read on for information on our debut appearance at the Midlands Machinery Show, where we'll show our grain pedestal fans and other post-harvest solutions in November.

Agricultural
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Autumn sale sees Gibbons grain fans from just £138

Read on for full details of our super autumn crop-cooling fan sale.

Agricultural
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Gibbons Agricultural offering 5-year warranty on crop fans

We're so confident in our grain store pedestal fans that we're now offering a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

Agricultural
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Help your HVAC system cope with the heat this summer

Be sure your HVAC equipment is up to the job of keeping you and your staff cool this summer.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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5 of the most common swimming pool pump problems

If your swimming pool pump has developed a fault, chances are it's one of these five issues. Click the link for a solution to your pool pump problem.

Pumps & Controls
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The savings and benefits of retrofitting a simple UVC light system into an AHU

Find out the multiple benefits of fitting ultraviolet-C (UVC) technology into your HVAC system.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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A new name for our agricultural division

We've decided to rebrand our newest division after phenomenal growth over the last 18 months.

Agricultural
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Gibbons joins elite group of Anglian Water equipment and service providers

Here's everything you need about the Anglian Water mechanical and electrical (M&E) framework after we were invited to join the scheme.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Automatic wireless grain cooling with the Plug&Cool Barn System

The Plug&Cool Barn System has arrived! Here's everything you need to know about our all-in-one automatic crop-cooling package. 

Agricultural
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Quiet-running swimming pool pumps for a UK heatwave

Whether you're a private swimming pool user or a retailer looking for pool pumps to supply during the UK heatwave, our quiet-running range is the smart choice.

Pumps & Controls
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10 ways UVC can improve your HVAC system

This blog highlights the amazing impact ultraviolet-C (UVC) light systems can have on the performance of a building's HVAC system.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Year of Engineering 2018 - Inspiring the next generation

We welcomed 23 Year 6 pupils from Tollesbury Primary School to our premises to learn about the varied and challenging world of engineering. Read on for everything you need to know about this hugely successful event.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Cereals 2018: Gibbons shows off grain store fans, accessories and more

Enjoy our round-up of Cereals 2018, which saw us make our debut appearance at the arable industry's leading technical event.

Agricultural
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Cereals 2018: Complete temperature and humidity control with our new grain store system

We've launched a brand new addition to our Agricultural Fans offering just in time for Cereals - read on for all the details of this time, money and energy-saving system.

Agricultural
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UVC light - reducing chiller energy in the summer heat

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions has recently helped facilities management for a large London office block to halve the energy consumption of its HVAC equipment. This technical blog explains how we did it.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Why 7.4 million jobs and the UK economy rely on manufacturing

The value of manufacturing to the UK economy cannot be underestimated. So how can we maximise energy efficiency and productivity in this sector?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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An Ultraviolet Solutions visit to CEREB and the future of energy in the built environment

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions' Colin Hardman was in good company as he enjoyed a guided tour of the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings at London South Bank University this week. 

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Avoid a costly mite infestation in your grain store this harvest

Read how farmers can avoid an unwanted mite invasion this harvest with essential crop-conditioning solutions from Gibbons Agricultural Fans.

Agricultural
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Coin centre on the money with Gibbons UVC system

Read how Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions UVC HVAC disinfection systems improved indoor air quality (IAQ) at several UK coin processing centres.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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We’re getting ready for Cereals 2018

Cereals 2018 is just a month away, so what's on offer at the Gibbons Agricultural Fans stand (1074)?

Agricultural
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47 UK towns and cities exceed air pollution limits – but why is it bad news for building occupants?

New World Health Organization figures on UK air pollution have raised questions about the quality of outside air, but why aren't we safe indoors?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The cost of carbon emissions to double in three years

How will industry react to the rising cost of pollution?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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New EU efficiency legislation targets smarter energy systems for buildings

How the drive towards zero-emissions buildings by 2050 can be achieved by improving the energy efficiency of HVAC systems.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Why you don’t need to put up with electric motor price increases

This time of year often sees electric motor manufacturers announce price increases and 2018 has been no different. So what should you do if you're looking for cheap electric motors?

Electric Motors
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Order your swimming pool pump in time for summer

As the mercury rises, there's no better time to order a new, more efficient swimming pool pump.

Pumps & Controls
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How the cement and concrete industry can cut energy use in half

With the cement industry urged to make substantial carbon emission reductions, we look at existing solutions to a long-term problem.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Evora Global welcomes Gibbons’ air-handling experts

Two of Gibbons' expert air-handling team were invited to London's Hop Exchange to present to Evora Global on energy saving for HVAC systems.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Ultraviolet Solutions
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How to enjoy the financial benefits of a high-performing building

Discover why improving building performance can significantly increase the rentable value of a property.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Why commercial landlords may need to take urgent action on their HVAC systems

Legislation has just come into effect which may create problems for commercial building landlords.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The non-chemical solution for clean, odour-free indoor soft play centre toilets

Improving and maintaining hygiene in soft play centre toilets is made easy with this chemical-free solution from Gibbons.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Easter shutdown 2018 at Gibbons

Details of our Easter Bank Holiday shutdown and emergency contact information.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Could THIS be growing on your air handling units?

Yes, that unpleasant-looking matter really could be growing within your air-handling equipment and contaminating the air stream. This blog reveals the chemical-free permanent solution to this widespread problem.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The ingenious tool that helps farmers save money on grain fans

Find out about the invaluable grain store fan calculator that helps farmers save money when ordering and operating their post-harvest crop-cooling fans.

Agricultural
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Year of Engineering 2018

Find out how Gibbons is supporting the Year of Engineering 2018 initiative.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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National Apprenticeship Week 2018: Why choose engineering?

As part of National Apprenticeship Week and the Year of Engineering 2018, we consider what makes engineering such an appealing career choice.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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National Apprenticeship Week 2018

As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, find out how we're promoting electrical and mechanical engineering careers to young people.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Award-winning Gibbons does the double

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome was the setting as Gibbons collected two prestigious local business awards.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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3 major benefits of UVC in public buildings

A recent flurry of national press articles on the potential for UVC light to be used to eradicate the flu virus got us thinking about other benefits of this chemical-free disifecting technology.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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How HVAC system improvements contribute to the Clean Growth Strategy

Discover how upgrading HVAC systems with the latest energy-efficient equipment can help the UK achieve carbon reduction targets.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The HVAC statistics to shock FMs

We've highlighted four shocking statistics about HVAC systems serving buildings such as offices, schools and hospitals that make worrying reading for facilities managers. 

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Sugar quotas are history - now producers can enjoy a sweet future

Sugar production quotas have been scrapped in the EU. So how will producers cope with increased demand as they ramp up production?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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Banish biofilm from your HVAC system

We reveal the dangers of biofilm for your HVAC system - and people within your building - and how to remove the substance.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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LAMMA '18 review

Find out how our debut appearance at the UK's largest agricultural show went with our LAMMA '18 review.

Agricultural
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Gibbons’ Plug&Dry™ accessories help farmers enhance their grain store fans

We're excited to launch a new range of time and energy-saving accessories for our grain store fans range, all designed to make farmers' lives easier.

Agricultural
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LAMMA 18: How farmers can have their entire electrical work covered with a single call

On the eve of LAMMA '18, here's how we help farmers with their electrical requirements.

Agricultural
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Gibbons prepares to showcase grain store fans at LAMMA

Read our LAMMA preview as we get ready for our debut appearance at the UK's largest agricultural event. We'll be showcasing our crop conditioning fans, electrical services for farm buildings and more on 17th and 18th January 2018.

Agricultural
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Gibbons team completes the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge

The Virgin Pulse Global Challenge has come to an end. So how did the Gibbons team get on as we walked, cycled and swam our way through the 100-day event versus seven other ABB drives authorised value providers?

Variable-Speed Drives, Drive Hire
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Gibbons Christmas closure 2017/18

Details of our office and workshop closure over the 2017/18 Christmas and New Year period, as well as how to contact us in an emergency.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Gibbons Drive Hire – 7 steps to get you up and running again

Find out how Gibbons Drive Hire can help you minimise expensive downtime in the event of a variable-speed drive failure.

Drive Hire
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How would you deal with burst frost coils this winter?

Would you know what to do if your HVAC system failed due to burst frost coils? Here's what you need to know.

HVAC Services
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How UVC beats the bugs to reduce employee absenteeism

Building, facilities and HR managers can see employee attendance and productivity improve with the use of ultraviolet-C (UVC) technology.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week 12 update

Here's our penultimate update from Gibbons' exertions during the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge - a 100-day fitness event that pits us against fellow ABB drives authorised value providers (AVPs).

Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions attends CIBSE Build2Perform conference

A visit to the Build2Perform event at Olympia London led to Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions joining an exclusive CIBSE HVAC group.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week ten update

As we enter the final month of the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, what are the chances of Funky Gibbons breaking into the ABB drives authorised value provider top four?

Variable-Speed Drives
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4 tips for a healthier, happier workplace

Here are four ways to promote wellness and improve the working environment for staff.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Your HVAC system: do you want the good news or the bad news first?

For building owners and facilities managers concerned about indoor air quality (IAQ) and occupant health and wellbeing, we have some good news and some bad news.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week eight update

How are the Funky Gibbons doing versus our fellow ABB drives authorised value providers as we enter the second half of the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge?

Variable-Speed Drives
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week seven update

We're at the halfway point of the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, which pits us against six fellow ABB drives authorised value providers. So are the Funky Gibbons stepping up to the plate?

Variable-Speed Drives
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Maldon District Council Chairman visits Gibbons Engineering Group

We were delighted to welcome Maldon District Council Chairman Councillor Henry Bass and colleagues to our site during his visit to Tollesbury.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs, Drive Hire
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week five update

Did the Funky Gibbons manage to beat their personal bests during week five of the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge? Have we made progress on the ABB Drives authorised value provider league table? Our latest blog reveals all.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How UVC technology could help the UK Green Building Council improve IAQ

As the UK Green Building Council includes health and wellbeing in its vision for a sustainable built environment, we explain a UVC solution that helps protect people in schools, offices, hospitals, hotels and other occupied spaces.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week four update

Enjoy the latest update on the Funky Gibbons' attempts to beat their rival ABB drives authorised value providers in the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week three update

Twenty-one days into the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, the Funky Gibbons have made excellent progress. Read on for all the info from the last seven days.

Variable-Speed Drives
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F-gas legislation set to be tightened - do you have a certified provider?

New F-gas regulations will be introduced from 2018, so it's vital that you ensure your HVAC provider is certified.

HVAC Services
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World Green Building Week: One in five London schools affected by air pollution

With staff and children at 20% of London's schools exposed to toxic air, what is the solution to Mayor Sadiq Khan's "national air quality health crisis?"

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week two update

Here's the weekly update from our 100-day Virgin Pulse Global Challenge - a competitive fitness test being tackled by a seven-strong Gibbons team.

Variable-Speed Drives
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UK government accused of flouting duty to protect citizens over IAQ

As an eminent UN official condemns the UK government for failing to protect citizens from air pollution, we look at a solution for improving indoor air quality (IAQ).

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge - week one update

With seven days of the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge completed, how are Gibbons and their ABB authorised value provider rivals performing?

Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons team steps up to the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge

Seven members of the Gibbons team are embarking on the 100-day Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, with plenty of pride at stake thanks to an ABB authorised value provider mini league.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How UVC technology helps facilities managers achieve WELL Building certification

The WELL Building Standard is being used by facilities managers in order to improve conditions within occupied spaces. Here's how ultraviolet-C (UVC) light technology helps FMs achieve the standard's requirements.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Tunnel fan refurbishment – photo special

When our client wanted road tunnel jet fans refurbished, they turned to the experience of Gibbons HVAC Services. Here are some great photos of another first-class job.

HVAC Services
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Indoor air quality: The five questions you should ask employees

Engaging with building occupants is an often-overlooked method of improving indoor air quality (IAQ).

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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A week's work experience at Gibbons

Two year 10 students from Thurstable School in Tiptree visited Gibbons Engineering Group for a week's work experience. How did they get on? 

Electric Motors, Rewinds & Repairs
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Up to 500 firms facing £50,000 ESOS fines

Misunderstanding ESOS energy-efficiency audit requirements may prove very costly for some UK businesses.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural
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Why indoor air quality is not a fad

Is the issue of indoor air quality (IAQ) in occupied spaces now beginning to receive the recognition and debate it deserves?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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National Clean Air Day: UK government under pressure to improve IAQ standards

Could the UK government be doing more to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and protect building occupants in offices, schools and hospitals?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The UVC system that improves the health and happiness of building occupants

With the health, comfort and happiness of building occupants being of increasing importance to business owners and managers, we look at an innovative solution to improving indoor air quality.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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How grain store fans help to control mites during harvest

Farmers can help to ensure harvest 2017 isn't spoiled by mites by using a centrifugal grain store fan.

Agricultural
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Maximise the value of your stored crops this harvest

As harvest time approaches, it's time to focus on making the most of your bulk-stored wheat, barley and oilseed rape. 

Agricultural
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3 ways farmers can cool and dry grain

With harvest time fast approaching, our latest Gibbons Agricultural Fans blog explores three methods for the ventilation of bulk stored grain.

Agricultural
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Farmers across East Anglia benefit from GIbbons Agricultural Fans

As we launch our new Agricultural Fans division, discover why our grain store fans have been invaluable to East Anglian farmers for two decades.

Agricultural
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Gibbons’ marketing team now complete

Introducing the newest member of our team as Rael Bearman takes up his role as Marketing Executive.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs
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Gibbons’ Andrew completes CDM health and safety course

Discover how CDM 2015 health and safety accreditation benefits Gibbons' clients, staff and visitors alike.

HVAC Services
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National Apprenticeship Week 2017: learning a trade at Gibbons

We celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2017 with a few questions for a young electrical engineer learning his trade with us.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building
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How commercial landlords can avoid a £160,000 energy fine

Failing to meet minimum energy-efficiency standards could leave commercial landlords facing a fine of up to £160,000 per property. Here's how Gibbons Engineering Group can help before new legislation takes effect in April 2018.

HVAC Services, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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How maltsters can help satisfy record demand for single malt Scotch whisky

A new record was set for single malt Scotch whisky exports in 2016 - meaning maltsters are under pressure to maintain their systems in order to continue meeting demand.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons Drive Hire – we'll have you up and running again in no time

We pull out all the stops to return your electric motor-driven process to operation after a variable-speed drive failure. Find out more on this invaluable service by reading our latest blog. 

Variable-Speed Drives
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How food and beverage manufacturers can offset post-Brexit labour cost rise

Operators in the competitive food and beverage sector could face even greater challenges once Britain leaves the EU. So how can the industry compensate for rising costs?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons’ stainless steel motors help food producers with HACCP procedures

Food producers looking to enhance the cleanliness of processes such as meat, seafood, poultry and dairy are turning to Gibbons' stainless steel motors.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What are the benefits of the WELL Building Standard for facilities managers?

Our latest blog asks whether facilities managers should go to the effort to achieve WELL Building Standard accreditation.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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West London hospital is England’s most environmentally unfriendly

As the country's most environmentally-unfriendly hospital is revealed, we look at energy-efficiency solutions including electric motors, ABB drives and UVC.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Ultraviolet Solutions
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How did the food and beverage sector cut CO2 emissions in half?

Major names in the food and beverage industry have contributed to an impressive CO2 emissions reduction of 46 per cent since 1990. But how has this been achieved?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What’s your plan of action if a variable-speed drive fails?

Avoid the financial repercussions of a variable-speed drive failure with the latest blog from Gibbons Drive Hire.

Variable-Speed Drives
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From dicing to distilling: stainless steel motors and drives for food and beverage applications

Discover the huge variety of food and beverage applications that can be improved with Gibbons' stainless steel motors and ABB variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Now’s the time for confident UK SMEs to invest

Could upgrading electric motor-driven systems be the key to long-term savings for your business?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural
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The A-Z of Gibbons: P is for…

We take a look back at the morning staff arrived at Gibbons HQ to find the car park flooded and the water level rising perilously close to the front door of our building!

Pumps & Controls
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Gibbons helping to fuel the whisky boom

As the worldwide thirst for Scotch whisky shows no signs of drying up, distilleries are under pressure to maintain productivity and energy efficiency. Here's where Gibbons Engineering Group can help.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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9,400 deaths a year in London linked to air pollution

A worrying statistic on the state of London's air quality, along with comments from Mayor Sadiq Khan, means innovative solutions are required to tackle the pollution problem.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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24-hour emergency drive hire to keep your process running

Gibbons Drive Hire provides round-the-clock support, getting you up and running again following a VSD failure. Find out more about this essential service by clicking the link.

Variable-Speed Drives
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IP69K ingress protection for the food and beverage industry

Ultra-hygienic applications such as food and beverage processing require specialist solutions, which is where our stainless steel electric motors come in.

Electric Motors
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CIBSE, KS17 and indoor air quality

Find out about CIBSE's KS17 publication on indoor air quality (IAQ) and what it means for employers and their staff alike.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The A-Z of Gibbons: O is for…

Here's everything you need to know about our electric motor customisation service and how it benefits original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Electric Motors
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The cost of work-related illnesses

Discover just how much sickness costs UK businesses each year and what  can be done to improve employee health and wellbeing.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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4 ways that energy efficiency gives your business a boost

Discover the multiple benefits of improving energy efficiency in your building, plant or process with our latest blog.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs
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Why ignoring staff health and wellbeing is false economy

Businesses underestimating the value of protecting their employees' health could be damaging productivity, according to our latest blog.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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£4,500 per minute: The cost of data losses

Find out why the performance of air-handling equipment in data centres has such an impact on revenue and customer confidence in our latest blog.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives
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How come Gibbons’ totally enclosed stainless steel motors don’t overheat?

How does a dust-tight electric motor with no cooling fan not overheat? Find out in the latest Gibbons blog.

Electric Motors
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56% of UK manufacturers expect to increase productivity in 2017

As more than half of British manufacturers express confidence in improving productivity over the next 12 months, we look at the solutions to help them achieve their targets.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Welcoming Natasha, the latest member of our team

Before our new Field Sales Representative Natasha Dyke got stuck into her new role, we had a quick with her about the job and her early impressions of the company.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions, Agricultural, Rewinds & Repairs
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London exceeds 2017 air pollution limit in 5 days

As London exceeds its annual air pollution limit less than a week into the New Year, we look at the effect that outdoor air pollution can have on indoor air quality and the health of building occupants.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Untapped potential: 50% of electric motors could use VSDs

Users of electric motor-driven processes could be missing out on significant energy savings if they do not have a variable-speed drive connected to their system. Read more about the benefits of VSDs in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and automotive industries alike.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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WELL and BRE agreement simplifies healthy building best practice

A new partnership aims to make it easier for health and wellbeing measures to be implemented in occupied spaces.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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How to minimise downtime after VSD failure

Reduce costly downtime in the event of a variable-speed drive breakdown with our invaluable service.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Latest EU MEPS phase takes effect: What next for you and your electric motors?

January 1st saw the implementation of the latest stage of the EU MEPS electric motor energy-efficiency legislation. Find out if you need to take action by clicking the link below.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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A Christmas message from Gibbons Engineering Group

With the festivities just round the corner, here's a Christmas message from Gibbons to all our clients.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Looking back on 2016

Enjoy our review of another exciting year here at Gibbons with a look back at all the new products and services, comings and goings and, of course, one flooded car park!

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The A-Z of Gibbons: N is for…

Another busy year and increasing demand has meant plenty of recruitment here at Gibbons; take a look at who joined us in 2016.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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IVF, IAQ and improved pregnancy rates

Here's why achieving the highest standard of IAQ in IVF facilities can significantly increase the chances of successful embryo development. 

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Brexit could see energy prices increase by 5-10% in 2017

As experts predict energy prices to rise during Brexit, there's plenty to consider for electric motor users.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Hands-on ABB drives training for Gibbons’ engineers

An invaluable training session saw our engineers and sales staff learn about the latest ABB drives.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Energy consumption costs four times more than a pump’s purchase price

Our latest blog reveals the true cost of owning an industrial pump.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Could Brexit actually help UK manufacturers?

Read why SMEs such as food and beverage producers may benefit from the UK's imminent departure from the EU.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Christmas and New Year shutdown dates 2016/17

With the festive season just around the corner, here are the details of our annual Christmas and New Year shutdown - including emergency contact details.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The A-Z of Gibbons: M is for…

Take a look at how we combine our expertise in electric motors and variable-speed drives to offer bespoke packaged solutions to our clients.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Investing in energy technology could boost UK economy by £2.5 billion

Here's why manufacturers should take the opportunity to make energy-efficiency improvements in their motor-driven process before the Brexit transition.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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EU MEPS: Latest phase less than a month away

With the next stage of the EU MEPS electric motor energy-efficiency legislation just a few weeks away, here's what OEMs and machine builders must consider in order to comply.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons’ Colin joins facilities managers at Doyle Club networking meeting

An enjoyable afternoon at the monthly Doyle Club networking event gave Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions' Colin Hardman the opportunity to discuss IAQ with like-minded professionals.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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EU energy efficiency plans to see usage fall 30% by 2030

Read how upgrading electric motor-driven applications and embracing innovative equipment could help your business make significant long-term energy savings.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The life-saving feature of the ABB ACH580 HVAC drive

The recently-launched ABB ACH580 variable-speed drive includes a safety feature that makes innovative use of a building's HVAC fans.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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CIBSE conference focuses on indoor air quality

A CIBSE event hosting over 500 speakers, visitors and exhibitors saw the indoor air quality (IAQ) issue feature prominently.  

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Brexit concern sparks £23 billion investment in UK economy

With a substantial investment fund planned to help boost UK productivity during the Brexit transition - we ask what this money should be spent on.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Energy efficiency behind UK economy’s £1.7 billion improvement

A £1.7 billion boost to the UK economy via productivity improvements is a step in the right direction, but could you be doing more to make your application more energy efficient?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Matthew Gibbons clocks up 25 years

As Director Matthew Gibbons reaches 25 years' service, we speak to him about his quarter of a century in the family business.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Gibbons visits EMEX 2016

A trip to the EMEX exhibition at ExCeL London gave Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions' Colin Hardman the opportunity to discuss the challenges of energy efficiency with visitors and exhibitors.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Energy-efficient motors could remove need for 200 coal-fired power plants worldwide

As many as 200 coal-fired power stations would not need to be built if electric motor users upgraded their equipment to more energy-efficient models.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Automation could help UK food and beverage sector boost productivity by 13.7%

Improving automation in the UK food and beverage industry could see the sector lift productivity by more than an eighth. Our latest blog examines some of the solutions available to operators in this demanding and challenging industry.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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The benefits of high-performance HVAC for building designers and commercial landlords

We look at how the quality of a commercial building's HVAC system can have an impact on the landlord's ability to attract and retain tenants.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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A warm welcome to our new engineer Ben Frost

News of our expanding motor rewinds and repairs team as we respond to growing demand.

Electric Motors
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HFC consumption and production to be phased down from 2019

An ambitious new agreement aiming to reduce global warming includes the phasing down of HFC use and production. 

HVAC Services
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EU on course to reach 2020 climate change targets

As the EU remains well on track to achieving 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets, we look at some of the energy-saving industrial equipment that has contributed to this success. 

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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71% of UK manufacturers and engineers want to offset costs via productivity gains

Read why concerns over production costs following Brexit should make manufacturers and engineers consider new technology.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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The A-Z of Gibbons - L is for…

We're proud to supply high-performance pumps from one of the world's leading manufacturers.

Pumps & Controls
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Are washdowns damaging your electric motors?

Gibbons has a solution to problems posed by high-pressure washdowns in the food and beverage industry.

Electric Motors
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The A-Z of Gibbons - K is for…

We look back at a variable-speed drive installation for a leading malt producer that presented a few challenges.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Energy-efficient motor use could cut global electricity consumption by 7%

Energy savings from upgrading old, inefficient electric motors and related equipment could be worth $375 billion worldwide. Find out how your business can get its share.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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300 million children exposed to highest levels of air pollution

The effect of air pollution on children worldwide has been highlighted by a UNICEF study - so how can we protect young people from poor indoor air quality?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Come and work with us: exciting sales and marketing roles available in Essex

If you have the skills, passion and commitment for one of our Essex-based sales and marketing vacancies, we'd love to hear from you.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Are toilet fragrances doing more harm than good in your business?

Why chemical-free UVC systems offer a healthy, low-maintenance alternative to consumable air fresheners.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Helping you make the most of your ABB drives

Here's how an authorised value provider (AVP) such as Gibbons can help you achieve maximum performance from your ABB drives.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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The health and productivity benefits of green building design

Considering indoor air quality (IAQ) improvement as part of building design and maintenance is vital for protecting the health and wellbeing of building occupants.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Pump flow control: traditional vs modern

We compare long-established pump flow control techniques with a modern equivalent. Which will be most efficient?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Are unpleasant odours in your staff toilets affecting morale?

Facilities managers are coming under pressure from staff complaining about unpleasant washroom odours; but there is now ultraviolet-C (UVC) light technology available that provides a chemical-free solution.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The A-Z of Gibbons: J is for…

We take a look back at the day when a Jacuzzi pump was brought to our workshop for repair - 21 years after we'd supplied it!

Pumps & Controls
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A WELL-rated environment improves health of 92% of workers

Employee health, wellbeing and productivity can be significantly improved with pioneering solutions such as our CoilCare® system.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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What are chilled beam HVAC systems?

Our latest HVAC blog looks at the advantages of chilled beam systems for cooling and ventilating occupied spaces such as offices, shops and hotel rooms.

HVAC Services
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Gibbons offering F-gas-certified HVAC engineering

Find out about our latest accreditation as we explain F-gas certification and what it means for users of our HVAC products and services.

HVAC Services
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Winter is coming: will your HVAC frost coils stand the cold?

As we brace ourselves for the cold months, is your HVAC equipment ready for winter?

HVAC Services
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How does a variable-speed drive control electric motor speed?

Variable-speed drives can help electric motor users reduce energy consumption by up to 60 per cent. But how exactly do drives work?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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The stainless steel motors for when only the highest standard of hygiene will do

Sometimes only the very highest level of cleanliness is acceptable - we've got a motor for that.

Electric Motors
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The A-Z of Gibbons: I is for…

EU electric motor energy-efficiency legislation is the focus of our latest blog. Do you need to upgrade to IE3 motors or order a variable-speed drive?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Energy-efficiency improvements could save NHS £400 million a year

We look at how NHS energy spending could be significantly reduced with the right equipment and expertise.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Did you know about the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund?

SMEs have been offered help to identify areas of their business for making energy-efficiency improvements, with up to £10,000 available for eligible companies. Here's how the money may be best spent.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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UK productivity at highest rate since 2008 - now to maintain it

As UK productivity finally returns to pre-financial crisis levels, we look at how the manufacturing sector can improve its performance.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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More than 1,800 organisations investigated for missing ESOS deadline

Failure to report ESOS compliance could cost over 1,800 organisations upwards of £50,000 in penalties. 

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Indoor air pollution linked to Alzheimer’s disease

After a connection between polluted air and Alzheimer's disease is made, we look at how UVC-light technology can help facilities managers provide building occupants with clean, healthy air.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Gibbons is recruiting! Sales and marketing positions available in Essex

As our electrical and mechanical engineering business continues to thrive, we're looking for outstanding applicants to fill Field Sales and Marketing Executive vacancies. 

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Do you know what’s in the air you and your staff breathe at work?

Prepare to be surprised by the number of pollutants that can enter your building via the HVAC system.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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5 benefits of Gibbons’ stainless steel electric motors

Here are five reasons that operators in demanding industrial applications love our recently-launched stainless steel motors.

Electric Motors
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The A-Z of Gibbons: H is for…

Our new HVAC Industrial Fans division is the focus of our latest A-Z blog; find out more about our product offering by clicking the link.

HVAC Services
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92% of population affected by air pollution

With one in nine deaths worldwide caused by air pollution, the need for indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions has never been greater. Here's how Gibbons is helping to tackle the issue.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Goodbye and good luck, Claire!

Today marks the end of an era as Business Administration Manager Claire Scott leaves the company after 13 years' dedicated service.

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Gibbons improves indoor air quality in one of Dubai’s largest shopping malls

Read how Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions swapped the grey skies of Essex for the 35-degree heat of Dubai to help protect the health of staff and visitors within the 80,000 m² Wafi Mall. 

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Where can the CoilCare® HVAC disinfection system be used?

CoilCare® is proven to destroy bacteria, germs and viruses on HVAC system cooling coil surfaces. In our latest blog we look at the types of building CoilCare can be installed in.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Why Gibbons stainless steel motors solve hygiene issues in food and beverage production

Read how Gibbons helps food and beverage producers to maintain demanding hygiene standards.

Electric Motors
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Why biofilm could be the number one hazard in your workplace

Is an unhealthy HVAC system putting the health of your staff at risk? Read the latest Gibbons blog for more on this important topic.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Employee illness costs businesses £554 per employee annually

When you consider the financial cost of illness-related employee absenteeism, can you afford not to take action on poor indoor air quality?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The A-Z of Gibbons: G is for…

From speed variators to worm gear motors, gearboxes for industrial applications are the focus of our latest A-Z blog.

Electric Motors, Transmission Systems
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Investment in manufacturing automation could add £60 billion to UK economy

A Barclays study has found that the UK economy could significantly benefit from investment in automation. But where exactly should money be spent?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Scotland outperforms UK in energy efficiency – but there’s still room for improvement

The response from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to Scotland's energy-efficiency performance proves that there's always room for improvement when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons hits the greens again for children's charity golf day

Four Gibbons golfers spent a sun-kissed day at an Interserve charity event to support a unique UK children's charity.

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Forget the heatwave - are your HVAC frost coils ready for winter?

While Britain basks in an early-autumn heatwave, we explain why there's no better time to winter-proof your HVAC system.

HVAC Services
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The A-Z of Gibbons: F is for…

Here we reveal one of our longest-running and most popular services.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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What is direct online (DOL) electric motor starting?

Find out the basics of DOL motor starting with the latest Gibbons blog.

Electric Motors
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The A-Z of Gibbons: E is for…

What does the ESOS energy-efficiency scheme mean for large UK businesses?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Why are humidifiers used in wine cellars?

Find out why accurate humidity is so important for wine storage.

Humidification
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The A-Z of Gibbons: D is for…

The dreaded unplanned downtime can be avoided, but if it's already too late then we have a solution for that too.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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General-purpose ABB drives from Gibbons

Read about the ABB variable-speed drive that's suitable for multiple applications in the latest blog from authorised value provider Gibbons.

Variable-Speed Drives
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The A-Z of Gibbons: C is for…

The third in our series of blogs looking at Gibbons' products and services examines our innovative CoilCare® HVAC disinfection system.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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To rewind or not to rewind?

Use this quick guide to help you decide whether to repair or replace a failed electric motor.

Electric Motors
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The A-Z of Gibbons: B is for…

The second part of our alphabetical look at the vast Gibbons offering focuses on Bonfiglioli transmission systems.

Transmission Systems
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Why you shouldn’t run a pump dry

Here are three reasons why allowing a pump to run dry isn't such a good idea.

Pumps & Controls
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Bonfiglioli and Sumitomo gearboxes in East Anglia

Industrial gearbox customers in Essex and Suffolk can order through a trusted, reliable and professional provider.

Transmission Systems
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BSRIA produces indoor air quality guide

Could this new IAQ guide from the BSRIA help to improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of building occupants?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The complete package for the food and beverage industry

Discover how Gibbons helps its clients in the demanding food and beverage industry.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The A-Z of Gibbons: A is for…

The first in a new series looks at Gibbons' position as an authorised value provider for ABB drives and a supplier of ABB electric motors.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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BESA calls for healthy HVAC systems in UK offices

BESA believes it's time for building managers to take action on indoor air quality.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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79% of Edinburgh office workers affected by poor IAQ

As more than three quarters of Edinburgh's office staff admit they're concerned about the effect of indoor air pollution; what's the solution?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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OEMs benefit from Gibbons’ customised motors

Electric motors painted in the colour of your choice, plus other bespoke modifications ideal for OEMs.

Electric Motors
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Why an electric motor’s purchase price is the tip of the iceberg

Discover why seeing your electric motor as an investment and considering its lifecycle costs will see you better off in the long term.

Electric Motors
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Is retrofitting the solution to energy-efficiency challenges?

As an Energy Institute survey reveals that retrofitting is the preferred choice for efficiency gains, we explain our role in this invaluable service.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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A quick guide to submersible pump care

Understand the basics of submersible pump maintenance with these handy tips.

Pumps & Controls
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What are the main components of a swimming pool pump?

We take a quick look at the main components of a swimming pool pump and the role they play in ensuring users enjoy clean, safe water.

Pumps & Controls
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How to make your pumps more efficient

Get more from your pump system with this quick guide to improving energy efficiency.

Pumps & Controls, Variable-Speed Drives
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10% of UK electricity consumption down to cooling

With air conditioning accounting for a tenth of the UK's energy use, we look at how non-domestic building managers can reduce their electricity consumption.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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The tiny change that could offset a building’s energy costs

We look at how a slight increase in employee productivity can have a considerable effect on outgoings.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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How much energy will the 2016 Rio Olympics consume?

As the 34th Summer Olympic Games get underway in Rio de Janeiro, we examine the environmental impact of the event.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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Why is my HVAC system not running properly?

Troubleshoot an underperforming HVAC system with this quick guide.

HVAC Services
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Where to get a variable-speed drive at short notice

Replacing a failed variable-speed drive is a matter of urgency, especially if your process runs 24 hours a day. Here's what you should do in a VSD emergency.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Climate change: How will hospitals, schools and offices cope in the future?

As a new report forecasts the effects of climate change on schools, offices and other shared spaces, how can the health and wellbeing of building occupants be protected in the future?

HVAC Services
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Healthy, efficient school building HVAC systems for the new term

Read how schools can ensure their HVAC systems are safe and efficient in time for the new term.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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What is the minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES)?

We look at MEES and what these energy-efficiency regulations mean for commercial landlords.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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London businesses spend £4 billion a year on energy

As businesses in the capital struggle to remain competitive in the face of rising energy prices and old, poorly-insulated buildings, we look at how efficiency can be increased.

HVAC Services
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The real cost of running an industrial pump

There's more to the cost of a pump than what's on the price tag...

Pumps & Controls
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What is sick building syndrome?

We examine the symptoms and causes of sick building syndrome (SBS) along with some possible solutions.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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UK ranked the world’s 5th most energy-efficient country

How can UK businesses become more energy efficient?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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70% of Energy Institute members want greater investment in efficiency

A recent EI poll has revealed a desire for more investment in energy-efficiency measures.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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ESOS energy assessment scheme: What’s next?

When is the deadline for phase two of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme? Does Brexit make ESOS redundant? Answers to these and other questions in our latest blog.

Electric Motors
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Just one in 20 businesses acting on ESOS recommendations

Our latest blog questions why just five per cent of eligible businesses have made energy-efficiency improvements following an ESOS audit.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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How to maintain staff productivity during a heatwave

Warm, humid weather makes for tough working conditions and unhappy staff if your building doesn't have air conditioning. We look at the impact a comfortable working environment can have on your bottom line.

HVAC Services
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Has your swimming pool pump failed?

If you need to replace a swimming pool pump in a hurry, you can rely on Gibbons.

Pumps & Controls
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EU MEPS: 5-step plan for compliance

Prepare for the next stage of the EU MEPS legislation for electric motors with this handy guide.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons expands HVAC Services team

We introduce the latest addition to our thriving HVAC Services division as demand increases in the busy London market.

HVAC Services
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How the ABB ACH580 HVAC drive controls water and air flow

Discover some of the features of the new ABB ACH580 HVAC variable-speed drive in the latest Gibbons blog.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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ABB launches ACH580 HVAC drive

As ABB presents the ACH580 - the latest addition to its VSD range - we examine some of the benefits of this state-of-the-art HVAC drive.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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ABB ACS800 variable-speed drive re-classified

Users of ABB's ACS800 variable-speed drive should read this important update as the equipment enters a new phase of its lifecycle.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How do I work out what electric motor frame size I need?

Find out how to calculate electric motor frame sizes with our handy guide.

Electric Motors
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3 handy tips for industrial gearbox maintenance

Protect your industrial transmission system with these essential gearbox maintenance tips.

Transmission Systems
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Electric motors: what about the cost of NOT running?

Do you factor in the cost of downtime when ordering an electric motor?

Electric Motors
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Call for kitchen extract ventilation regulations to be tightened

More stringent legislation relating to commercial kitchen extract systems aims to protect catering staff from airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs). So how do owners and operators comply?

HVAC Services
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86 London secondary schools exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution

Is enough being done to protect children and staff in UK schools? A new report on London's secondary schools would suggest not.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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How does the Wimbledon Centre Court roof work?

The Wimbledon Championships are now in full swing, and as engineers we've always been impressed by Centre Court's retractable roof. Here we take a look at how this 3,000-tonne structure operates.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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90% of electric motors are not connected to variable-speed drives

With the benefits of variable-speed drives widely known, why are just one in 10 motors equipped with one?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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UK commits to new carbon emissions target

As the UK continues to exceed targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, we look at how the increased efficiency of industrial processes has contributed. 

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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7 reasons to carry out an energy audit on your pumping system

Find out whether a pump system energy audit would benefit your process with our handy guide.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Gibbons’ pumps to the rescue – at our own premises!

When the Gibbons office was at threat of flooding, we delved into our stock of submersible pumps to avert disaster.

Pumps & Controls
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Happy National Women in Engineering Day!

To mark National Women in Engineering Day 2016, we examine some of the reasons for the lack of females in the profession.

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Video: ABB’s remote condition monitoring for drives explained

ABB has produced a short video detailing its remote condition monitoring service for variable-speed drives. Take a look for yourself.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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UK manufacturers challenged to increase exports to £1 trillion by 2020

Manufacturers should invest in energy-efficient equipment in order to meet the UK Government's ambitious new export target.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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High-performance swimming pool pumps for a long, hot summer

HydroPro Orange swimming pool pumps are our quietest-running yet. Here's what else makes them so popular.

Pumps & Controls
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Should I rewind a failed electric motor?

Our latest blog helps you decide whether to rewind or replace a failed electric motor.

Electric Motors
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UK public funding for energy efficiency rose by £90 million in two years

As a new study reveals an increase in public funding for energy-efficiency measures, we look at areas where the money may be invested.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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Manufacturers can benefit from free guide to energy efficiency

A free energy-efficiency guide aims to help manufacturers meet relevant legislation while reducing their costs and carbon emissions.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Healthcare acquired infections and the need for cleaner air in hospitals

As the extent of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) in Europe is revealed, we look at a pioneering air disinfection treatment.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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ABB ACS880 – the all-compatible drive

Discover how the ABB ACS880 offers electric motor speed control solutions to users across a wide range of industries.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What's wrong with my swimming pool pump?

We explain some of the most common reasons for swimming pool pump failure in our latest blog.

Pumps & Controls
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Carbon emissions have stopped growing, but energy efficiency must not

While a BP report reveals that carbon emissions stopped growing in 2015, we explain why energy efficiency must be considered at all times.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Will the BB101 update improve ventilation in schools?

As the BB101 standard for air quality in schools is revised, we look at how some of its recommendations may be implemented.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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18-month payback on energy-efficiency measures possible for SMEs

Our latest blog explains why government legislation shouldn't be the only reason for SMEs implementing energy-efficiency improvements.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Fears that Brexit could lead to increase in energy prices

Suppliers and consumers are equally concerned that Britain leaving the EU could trigger an increase in energy costs.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The health benefits of improving indoor environmental and air quality

Indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) is a hot topic, and we've got some figures to prove its importance.

HVAC Services
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How to deal with an out-of-hours variable-speed drive breakdown

An overnight variable-speed drive failure can be as costly as it is inconvenient. Here's what to do to get your process running again.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How worried are you about your business’s energy spending?

Nearly half of all small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) decision makers are concerned that they are spending too much on energy. However, solutions are available.

HVAC Services
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Gibbons is recruiting – Marketing Executive required

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Executive to join our thriving engineering company in Essex. If you're a creative individual looking for a varied, challenging role then click to read more.

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Keeping the £200 billion UK manufacturing industry running

As new research reveals the value of the UK's manufacturing sector, we look at   some of the industry's driving forces.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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We mustn’t bury our head in the sand over indoor air quality

After it was revealed that negative findings in a London air quality study were withheld from the public, we look at why poor indoor air quality in schools must not be ignored.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Presenting our new ultraviolet air purification solution

As a new air and surface disinfection system is added to the Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions range, we explore some of the benefits of this innovative unit.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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How Gibbons helps the food and beverage industry

Here's a rundown of the many solutions Gibbons provides to the demanding food and beverage sector.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Get your grain store fans serviced in time for harvest

Harvest time is fast approaching, so farmers should have their grain store ventilation systems serviced sooner rather than later.

HVAC Services
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No job too big for Gibbons!

Our workshop is currently housing a rather large piece of humidification equipment. Read more about the project here.

Humidification
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Gibbons welcomes Anglian Water engineering apprentice

We had a chat to a young Anglian Water apprentice after he spent two days learning from our engineers at our Essex workshop.

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How does UVC light clean an air handling unit?

Ultraviolet C (UVC) light is an effective, low-maintenance disinfectant of air handling equipment, but how exactly does it work?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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7 reasons to choose Gibbons for electric motor rewinds

When you experience an electric motor failure, you want a fast response and reliable service. Here are seven reasons for using Gibbons' motor rewinds service.

Electric Motors
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Hay fever costing UK businesses £324 million each year

As the cost of hay fever and other allergic conditions to British businesses is revealed, we look at three solutions to the indoor air quality (IAQ) issue.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Why are humidifiers so important in occupied spaces?

As the debate over indoor air quality (IAQ) rages on, we look at the perils of overlooking humidification systems.

HVAC Services, Humidification
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Process industry has massive energy-efficiency potential

A comprehensive study predicts that the process industry will thrive in both productivity and energy efficiency by 2050. So what's behind this forecast improvement?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Consultants can’t keep up with variable-speed drive technology

Read how the rate at which variable-speed drive technology is progressing makes it hard for those specifying equipment.

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5 reasons to choose Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions

Twelve months on from the launch of Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions, we look at five benefits of our revolutionary clean-air systems.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Gibbons HVAC services help you prepare for a long hot summer

Make sure your staff are comfortable and productive this summer while your competitors feel the heat.

HVAC Services
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Did your swimming pool pump survive the winter?

Inspecting your swimming pool pump after its winter shutdown can reveal a few problems. Here's how Gibbons can help if your pool pump fell foul to the winter conditions.

Pumps & Controls
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5 benefits of using soft starters with motor-driven processes

A soft starter could be just the solution for your electric motor-powered application. Here we look at five benefits of these invaluable devices.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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5 reasons to choose Gibbons Drive Hire

Here are five of the many reasons you need Gibbons Drive Hire when your VSD fails.

Variable-Speed Drives
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UK businesses missing out on millions in energy savings

As UK companies are advised to act on ESOS audit recommendations, we look at where significant savings can be made.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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5 reasons for hiring a variable-speed drive

If you've never considered hiring a variable-speed drive before, here are five occasions when it may be the best choice.

Variable-Speed Drives
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ABB announces remote condition-monitoring service for variable-speed drives

ABB used its appearance at Hannover Messe 2016 to announce an innovative new service designed to optimise energy efficiency and maintenance scheduling.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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UK rated second-worst EU country for energy efficiency

As the UK's energy-efficiency efforts come under the microscope, we explain why policy and decision makers are missing a trick.

HVAC Services
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How to minimise downtime following a variable-speed drive failure

When a variable-speed drive failure occurs, how do you ensure that your process is up and running again as soon as possible?

Variable-Speed Drives
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RE:FIT London cuts energy bills by £6 million a year

As RE:FIT London helps to reduce energy consumption in the capital's non-domestic buildings, did you know that Gibbons is a specialist provider of HVAC retrofitting?

HVAC Services
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Gibbons Drive Hire – here’s how it works

We explain the full Gibbons Drive Hire service in our latest blog.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Introducing Gibbons Drive Hire - our latest new division

Announcing Gibbons Drive Hire - the latest exciting addition to the Gibbons portfolio.

Variable-Speed Drives
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£7 million fund to help small businesses become more energy efficient

Small and medium-sized business in England, Scotland and Wales may benefit from a £7 million Carbon Trust fund designed to help pay for the implementation of energy-efficiency measures.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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6 steps to a perfect electric motor installation

Once your electric motor order has arrived, there are a number of things you must do to ensure a smooth installation. 

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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What is an ABB ACS310 variable-speed drive used for?

Find out about some of the functions of the ABB ACS310 variable-speed drive with our latest blog.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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ABB drives enhanced by extended fieldbus options

ABB has widened the fieldbus options for two of its variable-speed drives. Here's how the changes will improve safety and usability for VSD users.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How severe conditions can affect variable-speed drives

We look at the challenges faced by variable-speed drives operating in extreme conditions.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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ESOS: Final chance for non-compliant companies

Companies that have so far failed to confirm ESOS energy audit compliance have just two weeks to do so before facing severe fines.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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ESOS energy-reduction measures could save companies £360,000 each

A new Carbon Trust report has revealed that energy savings resulting from ESOS energy audit recommendations could far exceed estimates. Here's how these savings can be realised.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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5 reasons to register your ABB drive

Have you recently purchased an ABB variable-speed drive to control a motor-powered application? If so then we've got five very good reasons for registering it with the manufacturer.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Restaurant fire highlights importance of kitchen extract ducting cleaning

A restaurant fire traced to the kitchen's extract ductwork should act as a warning to proprietors who neglect routine maintenance.

HVAC Services
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New ATEX directive for explosive atmospheres set to commence

Changes to ATEX legislation for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres is about to come into effect. So what does this mean for electric motor users?

Electric Motors
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Could presenteeism be as harmful to your business as absenteeism?

Productivity losses in the workplace are often attributed to absenteeism, but what about presenteeism - when employees attend work despite being ill?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Meet the team – Carl Brennand

Gibbons' Copywriter talks about his role, what stresses him out and his favourite place in the world.

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Landlords should act now to meet upcoming energy-efficiency regulations

Major energy-efficiency legislation that will affect commercial property landlords is set to come into effect in less than two years. Here's why we recommend that compliance is achieved sooner rather than later.

HVAC Services
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What are the causes of intermittent pump operation?

We reveal some of the reasons behind one of the most common pump problems - sporadic operation.

Pumps & Controls
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Is poor indoor air quality harming children’s ability to learn?

Our latest blog examines the links between indoor air quality (IAQ) and children's capacity for learning.

HVAC Services
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Why is humidity important in the printing industry?

Our latest blog reveals why consistent humidity levels are vital in the increasingly-competitive printing industry.

Humidification
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Global electric motors market expected to reach £100 billion by 2022

With the worldwide electric motors market forecast to grow significantly in the next six years, we look at some of the reasons behind the predicted increase.

Electric Motors, Variable-Speed Drives
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Easter shutdown

Find out when we'll be closed over the Bank Holiday weekend.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Budget 2016: Government criticised for lack of energy-efficiency measures

The British Government has been criticised for a lack of focus on energy efficiency measures in the 2016 Budget. Regardless of state legislation, here's how you can make your electric motor-driven process more energy efficient.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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How much will my electric motor cost to run?

We've got a quick and easy calculation to help you see the long-term cost of running an electric motor.

Electric Motors
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How to drain a swimming pool

If you're planning to empty a swimming pool, here's what you'll need.

Pumps & Controls
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Budget 2016: CRC energy-efficiency scheme to be scrapped

Chancellor George Osborne has announced the abolition of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CLL) energy-efficiency scheme - and it's only good news for some.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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How do variable-speed drives benefit HVAC cooling towers?

The latest Gibbons blog explains why using variable-speed drives in HVAC cooling towers can make a significant difference to energy consumption and equipment wear.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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A quick word with an apprentice engineer

As National Apprenticeship Week is celebrated across the UK, we thought we'd mark it by having a chat with our latest engineering apprentice in the Gibbons motor rewinds workshop. 

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£1 billion energy-efficiency fund to help commercial real estate owners

Owners of commercial buildings are in line for substantial loans to enable them to implement energy-efficiency measures. So how should they spend the money?

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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Are smelly, unhygienic indoor play centre toilets harming visitors and business?

As the indoor play centre sector becomes increasingly competitive, we look at the effect unpleasant odours and contaminants on surfaces and in the air can have on business.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Industrial gearboxes efficiency figures out by up to 25%

As a new study finds that some industrial gearboxes are unable to achieve the efficiency levels their manufacturers claim possible, we look at why you need a transmissions supplier you can trust.

Transmission Systems
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The sky’s the limit when it comes to airport energy savings

The huge number of electric motor-powered devices within an airport means that energy efficiency is essential. But how do airports manage energy consumption during off-peak periods?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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How does rewinding an electric motor affect its efficiency?

Are you better off rewinding or replacing a failed electric motor? Our latest blog enters the long-running debate.

Electric Motors
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Energy use in modern buildings 3.5 times higher than expected

Energy consumption in modern non-domestic UK buildings has greatly exceeded predictions. So what's the solution?

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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Productivity rising for most UK manufacturers – let’s keep it that way

As new figures reveal productivity within the UK manufacturing sector to be on the up, we explain how this pattern can be sustained.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Commercial kitchens facing energy-efficiency challenge

Building Regulations amendments may mean changes for the high energy-using UK catering industry.

HVAC Services
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Why wouldn't you install a variable-speed drive?

What good reason could there be for turning down the substantial energy savings offered by a variable-speed drive?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How confident are you of your equipment’s energy efficiency?

As new research reveals the number of people who are unconvinced by the energy-saving capacity of equipment such as electric motors, variable-speed drives and HVAC systems, we explain how Gibbons gives its clients all the information they need.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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5 differences between centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps

Make pump selection easier with our quick guide to some of the differences between centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps.

Variable-Speed Drives, Pumps & Controls
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The magic ratio for long-term energy savings

Here are the figures to remember when considering a building's lifetime costs.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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Indoor air pollution accounts for 99,000 European deaths per year

Concerns over the quality of indoor air around Europe have been raised following the alarming results of a health survey.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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3 reasons why we love engineering

Just three of the many reasons why we love the world of engineering.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Are scented air handling systems bad for your health?

With concerns being raised over the effect of airborne frgarances such as those from scented candles and body sprays, we look at some innovative solutions.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Problem of non-compliant pumps entering the UK to be addressed

The battle against eliminating pumps that do not comply with European energy-efficiency legislation has gathered pace, with a new arrangement put in place by two key bodies.

Pumps & Controls
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Which one device accounts for two-thirds of your electricity bill?

There is one single piece of equipment which, in many industrial processes, is responsible for over 66 per cent of energy consumption. But that's not the end of the story...

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Why manufacturers must boost maintenance budgets

Maintenance is often one of the first areas in which businesses cut investment - here's why it's actually money well spent.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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5 golden rules of centrifugal pump maintenance

Ensure your centrifugal pumps remain reliable and efficient with these five invaluable tips.

Pumps & Controls
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European heating and cooling strategy welcomed by EPEE

A groundbreaking European heating and cooling initiative aims to significantly reduce energy consumption across the continent. So how can your building be part of this?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Is your HVAC system making indoor air quality worse?

If you rely on your HVAC system for clean, healthy air then are you sure your air handling units are free of contaminants?

Ultraviolet Solutions
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English universities to save £210 million with energy-efficiency scheme

Universities across England are realising significant energy savings thanks to a scheme that provides repayable grants. But how should this money be spent?

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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IE3 motors one year on: Have you upgraded yet?

It's just over a year since the most recent revision of the EU MEPS for electric motors came into effect. SO what's changed for motor users?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Meet the new guy: Gibbons extends its internal sales team once more

Read all about the latest addition to the Gibbons Engineering Group's internal sales department as we prepare for a busy 2016.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The 7 reasons for electric motor failure

As an IEEE report reveals the seven most common reasons for electric motor failure, we take a look at some facts and figures.

Electric Motors
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Food and beverage sector energy consumption to fall 18% by 2050

Food and drink production in the EU is set to use 18 per cent less energy in the next 34 years - so what's behind the impressive prediction?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Improved indoor air quality doubles cognitive function test scores

A recent survey has emphasised the importance of clean air on building occupants.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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UK CO2 emissions down 29% since 1990

We look at some of the reasons for the impressive reduction in the UK's CO2 emissions during the last 25 years.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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How to maintain your variable-speed drive’s efficiency

Read this quick maintenance guide on how to properly care for your variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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70% of companies on the way to ESOS compliance

The deadline for ESOS compliance may have passed, but there's always time for energy-efficiency improvements.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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How to avoid Groundhog Day with electric motor problems

As the USA celebrates Groundhog Day, we ask whether you experienced deja vu with electric motor problems.

Electric Motors
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How to overcome the ‘economic hangover’ in 2016

It's been reported that the UK manufacturing industry is experiencing an 'economic hangover' - so what's the remedy?

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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How UK leisure centres could save £70 million each year

Leisure centres across Britain stand to save £70 million annually by implementing energy-efficiency improvements. FInd out more in the latest blog from Gibbons Variable-Speed Drives.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Impending ESOS deadline prompts rash of compliance notifications

The deadline for reporting ESOS energy audit completion is upon us, with many companies leaving it late to comply.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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What is Fleming’s left-hand rule for electric motors?

Discover a simple memory aid for working out the direction of motion in an electric motor, which originated in the late 19th century.

Electric Motors
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UK businesses making energy-efficiency improvements at record rate

The rate at which British firms are implementing energy-efficiency changes reached an all-time high according to the latest figures. So why aren't electric motor and variable-speed drive installations on the up?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons extends its range of humidification systems

Discover the latest addition to the Gibbons product range as we reveal an environmentally-friendly, odourless humidification solution.

Humidification
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Government guide helps businesses make the most of ESOS audits

Not sure what to do after your ESOS energy-efficiency audit? The government has produced a handy free guide to implementing energy-reduction measures for you.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Global electric motors market to top £100 billion by 2022

As a new report anticipates that the international electric motors market will break the £100 billion mark within six years, we look at five reasons for this projection.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Extended ESOS deadline fast approaching

There's just over a week remaining for qualifying organisations to complete a mandatory ESOS energy audit. Do you need to take action?

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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What is LPCB certification and how does it affect pump specifiers?

We take a closer look at LPCB certification and what it means for the pump industry.

Pumps & Controls
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Why are data centres so energy intensive?

The latest Gibbons blog reveals the different ways that data centres use energy and how this consumption may be reduced.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives
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When should you have HVAC ductwork cleaned?

We present five telltale signs that your HVAC ductwork needs cleaning.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Data centre owners lacking energy-efficiency objectives

We look at why data centre managers may not be prioritising energy efficiency.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives
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How to re-grease an electric motor

Make electric motor maintenance run smoothly with this handy six-step guide to re-greasing.

Electric Motors
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Variable-speed drives – why you WILL make your money back

Read how ABB has created a clever calculator to demonstrate the power of its variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons help Colchester Institute gear up for the new term

Read how we were able to assist future engineers learning at Colchester Institute's Engineer Training Centre.

Transmission Systems
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Dos and don’ts of electric motor care

Ensure you get the best possible performance from your electric motors with these 10 handy tips on everything from storage to shafts.

Electric Motors
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Gibbons celebrates two years as an ABB Authorized Value Provider

How has our position as an Authorized Value Provider (AVP) helped our ABB drives customers since 2014?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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ABB calculator demonstrates energy savings for fan and pump applications

Discover more about the clever ABB calculator that lets you see for yourself the energy savings you could be making in your pump or fan application.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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New year, but same old HVAC problems?

Did you have HVAC problems that were too easy to ignore during the mild December weather? With low temperatures forecast for January, you shouldn't put HVAC repair off any longer.

HVAC Services
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EU MEPS: Next phase less than a year away

There are less than 12 months until new European electric motor energy-efficiency legislation takes effect, so it may be time to start planning.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Merry Christmas from Gibbons Engineering Group

A festive message from Gibbons as we prepare for our annual Christmas and New Year shutdown.

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Looking back on 2015: Part two

Including swimming pool pumps, charity golf and a massive variable-speed drive, here's part two of our 2015 review.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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What’s the difference between predictive and preventative maintenance?

This handy blog examines the contrast between predictive and preventative maintenance.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Looking back on 2015: Part one

From awards to America, enjoy the first of a two-part review of the last 12 months at Gibbons.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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6 electric motor storage tips

Make sure your electric motors are ready to go when you need them with half a dozen handy storage tips.

Electric Motors
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Why the cost of running an electric motor is as important as a car’s mpg

This fact-filled blog reveals how a car's fuel economy compares to the cost of running an electric motor-powered application.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Should I have an energy appraisal carried out?

If you're wondering whether an energy appraisal would apply to your electric motor-driven application, read our handy blog.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The 4 most common service needs for ABB drives users

Service requirements for ABB drives vary from user to user and we examine the four most common in our latest blog. 

Variable-Speed Drives
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UK economy could reap £49 for every £1 invested in automation

As a Barclays report finds that investing in automation and robotics could greatly benefit the UK economy, we look at one of the ways this may be achieved.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Christmas and New Year shutdown dates

We announce details of our festive shutdown as we prepare to welcome in 2016.

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SMEs lagging behind in energy efficiency

As a report reveals that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not carrying out energy-efficiency improvements, we look at why this is the case and what can be done.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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What happens when a pump runs dry?

A dry-running pump can lead to equipment failure and expensive unwanted downtime. Read our guide to discover why.

Pumps & Controls
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5 causes of pump shaft displacement

Shaft displacement can have a serious effect on a pump's energy efficiency and longevity. This guide for pump users looks at five common causes of shaft displacement.

Pumps & Controls
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How to know if a variable-speed drive is suitable for your application

There are many factors to consider when ordering a variable-speed drive. We look at five of them in our latest blog.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Are there any AHU exemptions in the ErP Directive?

As the 1st January deadline for ErP Directive Lot 6 compliance grows ever nearer, we look at the exemptions for air handling unit (AHU) users.

HVAC Services
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ABB produces its 10 millionth variable-speed drive

As ABB reaches an historic milestone, we look at why variable-speed drives are such a vital component in electric motor-driven processes.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Are your AHUs ready for new EU legislation?

New regulations pertaining to AHUs installed within the EU take effect from January 1st 2016. Will your HVAC system meet the requirements?

HVAC Services
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4 ways to control pump flow

The pump user has several different options when it comes to flow control, some more efficient than others. We look at four of them in our latest blog.

Variable-Speed Drives, Pumps & Controls
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How to solve centrifugal pump discharge problems

Here's a quick guide to overcoming centrifugal pump discharge issues.

Pumps & Controls
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Engineers (and clients) benefit from ABB drives training

Gibbons' engineers have been learning about the latest ABB drives innovations. Here's how they (and our customers) benefit from the course. 

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How often should you check electric motor shaft alignment?

Accurate shaft alignment is essential in any electric motor-driven process. But how often do checks need to be carried out?

Electric Motors
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Protect your pumps this winter

It feels like winter has well and truly arrived, which means you should ensure your water pumps are ready for the freezing weather.

Pumps & Controls
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AirCare®: Practising what we preach!

We're so confident in the quality of our products that we've installed our latest equipment in our own building!

Ultraviolet Solutions
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The importance of indoor air quality in schools and beyond

A LinkedIn discussion on indoor air quality (IAQ) within schools involving our HVAC Services manager Andrew Knight inspired us to examine the subject further.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Ultraviolet Solutions
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From cooling to heating, your HVAC system’s as important as ever

As winter approaches, can you be confident of your HVAC system's reliability?

HVAC Services
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3 great reasons to install a variable-speed drive

We've chosen just three of the many reasons to add a variable-speed drive to an electric motor-driven application.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Electric motor-driven systems: Facts and figures

These interesting statistics highlight the extent of global electric motor usage and why energy-saving opportunities aren't being taken.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Flooding hits UK: Do you need a water pump?

After a weekend that saw parts of northern England and Wales experience flooding, and with more severe rainfall forecast, could a submersible water pump help you?

Pumps & Controls
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Why don’t data centre managers prioritise energy efficiency?

As a survey reveals that energy efficiency is not the most pressing concern for data centre managers, we examine why this is the case.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives
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ESOS lifeline for non-compliant companies

The Environment Agency has given companies not complying with its ESOS energy audit requirements an additional 55 days to notify them of action.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Video: What is ABB’s synchronous reluctance motor-drive package?

ABB's innovative synchronous reluctance motor-drive package is explained in full via this excellent video.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What’s the most common reason for electric motor failure?

We examine the main reasons for electric motor failure and why you must act fast when your equipment breaks down.

Electric Motors
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What is a self-priming pump?

This blog examines how self-priming pumps work and what makes them different from normal centrifugal pumps.

Pumps & Controls
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Europe’s biggest sources of carbon emissions revealed

As new statistics highlight where energy is consumed in Europe, we look at a key area for improving efficiency.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Young people encouraged to become engineers by UK public

A survey has revealed that 86 per cent of the UK public would encourage young people to pursue a career in engineering. Read more in our latest blog.

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EC planning stricter electric motor efficiency regulations

An EC proposal outlined at the recent EEMODS conference could affect users of electric motors and variable-speed drives across Europe. Read this blog for some fascinating facts and statistics. 

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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The energy-saving potential of variable-speed drives

Read on for some statistics that highlight the substantial savings achievable when adding variable-speed drives to electric motor-driven applications.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons attend MAGB AGM and annual luncheon

Our experience in the malting industry meant we were delighted to be invited to the Maltsters' Association of Great Britain (MAGB) AGM and annual luncheon this week.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Transmission Systems
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Gibbons welcomes the latest member of our team

Gibbons continues to grow apace, and as our operations expand we need to recruit more staff in order to satisfy demand. Read about our latest appointment here.

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Are your HVAC frost coils ready for winter?

As winter approaches, now's the ideal time to get your HVAC frost coils checked. Read our latest blog for more information.

HVAC Services
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What is the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)?

We explain how the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) operates and the challenges faced by qualifying companies.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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UK universities set to miss targets for reducing carbon emissions

As universities across Britain are predicted to fail to reach carbon emissions reduction targets, we look at a proven energy-efficiency solution that can be applied across campus.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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Global cooling energy consumption will outstrip heating demand by 2060

Worldwide demand for air conditioning will have serious consequences in the future, according to a report from the Guardian. Read more about the rise of indoor air cooling and the challenges it presents for building managers.

HVAC Services
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What are the safe stop methods in EN 61800-5-2?

This blog takes a quick look at the safe stop methods defined in variable-speed drive systems standard EN 61800-5-2. 

Variable-Speed Drives
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Poor indoor air quality may mean 80% more asthma sufferers by 2050

The number of Britons suffering from asthma is set to rise by 80 per cent unless changes to legislation are made, according to a new study. Here's how Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions can help.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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How to select the right pump for your application

Before placing a water pump order, there's some crucial information you should be armed with. Here's what you need to know. 

Pumps & Controls
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Where can I order single-phase and three-phase induction motors for next-day delivery?

If you're in need of an electric motor, even if it's at very short notice, Gibbons will pull out all the stops to help.

Electric Motors
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How to extend the life of electric motor bearings

Get the most out of your electric motor bearings with these handy tips.

Electric Motors
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How Gibbons can help restaurateurs reduce energy consumption

As research finds that restaurant owners could improve profits by almost 5 per cent with energy-efficiency improvements, we reveal how Gibbons can help them achieve this.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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What does IEEE 45 mean for marine electric motors?

The marine environment is among the most challenging of conditions in which to use electro-mechanical equipment. This blog examines the IEEE 45 standard which sets requirements for protecting motors at sea.

Electric Motors
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Gibbons apprentice completes first electric motor rewind

Read how a Gibbons engineering apprentice reached a significant landmark by completing his first electric motor rewind.

Electric Motors
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How to make AHUs more efficient and reduce chiller loads

Read about a groundbreaking system for improving the energy efficiency of air handling units (AHUs) and reducing the load on chillers.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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Submersible dirty water pumps for floodwater and more

As we enter the notoriously wet autumn period, it's worth being aware of possible solutions to floodwater problems. Here we examine one of our most popular submersible pumps.

Pumps & Controls
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What is retrofitting?

We explain the reasons for retrofitting and the benefits that can be achieved by businesses across multiple sectors.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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870 million tonnes of CO² emissions saved in 2014 from energy efficiency

The International Energy Agency has highlighted the scale of recent energy savings among developed countries. We look at some of the reasons for the change.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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Another legionella outbreak – how safe is your HVAC system?

Following another HVAC-related outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in New York, we examine a proven prevention system.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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New ABB SynRM drive and motor package

We've been learning all about the new ABB SynRM drive and motor package. Here's what we discovered.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Big businesses paying for 5 power stations’ worth of unnecessary electricity every year

As the extent of the money wasted by businesses on electricity is revealed, we look at a proven solution.

Variable-Speed Drives, Pumps & Controls
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Clean and dirty water pumps for multiple applications

This quick blog reveals some of the benefits of our clean and dirty water pumps.

Pumps & Controls
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Are you looking for Bonfiglioli gearboxes in Essex and Suffolk?

Here's what we can offer as an approved Bonfiglioli gearbox provider.

Transmission Systems
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UK productivity increases at fastest rate in four years

As reports show that UK productivity is on the up, we look at some of the reasons for the rise.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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3 key differences between variable-speed drives and soft starters

This blog examines three important differences between two electric motor-control devices - variable-speed drives and soft starters.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What is a single-phase induction motor?

We explain what makes the single-phase induction motor unique, along with a few common applications.

Electric Motors
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What is the WELL Building Standard?

The WELL Building Standard could have a major impact on design and construction of occupied spaces such as offices, hotels and healthcare facilities. Our latest blog takes a closer look at the standard and its implications for project and facilities managers.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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3 ways to extend the life of your industrial gearbox

Extend the service life of your industrial gearbox whilst improving efficiency with these three quick tips.

Transmission Systems
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What is the Climate Change Levy (CCL)?

We examine the Climate Change Levy (CCL) and explain which sectors are liable along with the rates payable.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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What is a centrifugal pump?

We examine the many uses and advantages of centrifugal pumps in our latest blog.

Pumps & Controls
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ESOS energy audits: Only 1% of companies have complied

Only 150 organisations have had an ESOS energy audit carried out ahead of the December 5 deadline. Read about the implications for 14,000 UK businesses.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How to select the ideal variable-speed drive for your application

Variable-speed drive selection requires users to be armed with various pieces of information about their application. This guide helps you make the right choice and ensure your equipment is reliable and energy efficient.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Productivity in British manufacturing at risk due to inadequate maintenance

A recent survey on maintenance practices within UK industry reveals some alarming facts and potential repercussions.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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New mounting features available for ABB drives

Read how ABB has made mounting arrangements cheaper and more convenient for users of its variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Why energy-efficient HVAC systems can increase the value of shopping centres

Read why British shopping centre landlords could enjoy long-term benefits from an energy-efficient HVAC system.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons sponsor Interserve charity golf day

A team of four Gibbons golfers hit the greens at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire in aid of children's charity Together for Short Lives. Read on for more details about the event and the great work done by the charity.

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How variable-speed drives help protect data

Our latest blog reveals how variable-speed drives can take the pressure off data centre managers.

Variable-Speed Drives, HVAC Services
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Improving efficiency, productivity and profitability in the food and beverage sector

We look at solutions to help the food and beverage sector improve energy efficiency and productivity in processes such as mixing, conveying and pumping.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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The danger of moisture to electric motors

Read why electric motor users must beware of the significant threat posed by moisture.

Electric Motors
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When should I upgrade my ABB drives?

If you're unsure when to upgrade your ABB drives installed base, follow our quick guide and plan ahead.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Do you need AHU leakage testing carried out?

If you're looking for an AHU leakage testing provider, read how Gibbons can offer a comprehensive service.

HVAC Services
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Video: Gibbons improve indoor air quality with BioZone’s innovative ultraviolet HVAC cleaning solution

This informative video from BioZone Scientific International reveals the numerous benefits of CoilCare®, an innovative disinfection system for HVAC equipment.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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ESOS: Why stop at the audit?

ESOS energy audits are compulsory for many large businesses, but we believe they're missing a trick if they don't implement the savings identified.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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How to reduce your pump’s lifecycle costs

Following on from our exploration of pump lifecycle costs and the benefits of variable-speed drives, this blog looks at more ways to save money on pump applications.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Why you should consider the lifecycle cost of pumps

Did you know that the purchase price of a commercial or industrial water pump is a drop in the ocean compared to the long-term running cost? We explain why in our latest blog.

Variable-Speed Drives, Pumps & Controls
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How to decipher a single-phase electric motor nameplate

We reveal what all those letters, numbers and symbols on an electric motor nameplate mean to suppliers and end users.

Electric Motors
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Get the full package of humidification services with Gibbons

Discover exactly what the Gibbons Humidification team can offer, from pre-purchase to retrofitting.

Humidification
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4 ways to start an electric motor

We reveal four of the most common starting methods for electric motors.

Electric Motors, Variable-Speed Drives
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5 more advantages of variable-speed drives

Variable-speed drives aren't only used to save energy - here are five other benefits of the motor speed control devices.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How can you avoid legionella?

Following an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in New York, we examine the effects of the disorder and what building managers can do to protect people from it.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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The real cost of running an electric motor

Here's why you shouldn't focus on the purchase price when ordering an electric motor.

Electric Motors
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Why do electric motors fail?

Electric motor rewinds have been at the heart of our business for almost half a century, so there isn't much we don't know about the reasons for motor failure. We reveal five of the most common here.

Electric Motors
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5 handy submersible pump maintenance tips

Whatever you use your submersible pump for, our five maintenance tips will help you keep it running smoothly.

Pumps & Controls
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Energy efficiency could save the UK hotel industry £38 million

We reveal how Britain's hotel sector could make substantial savings by installing energy-efficient equipment.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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How do variable-speed drives improve productivity?

Variable-speed drives aren't only used to save energy in electric motor-driven applications such as pumps, fans and conveyors - they also significantly improve productivity. Here's how they do it.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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A greener future for the cement and concrete industry

We examine an energy-efficiency solution to help the cement and concrete industry as it strives towards sustainability.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Introducing our stunning new swimming pool pumps!

We unveil the latest addition to our range with this superb quiet-running HydroPro swimming pool pump.

Pumps & Controls
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5 facts about variable-speed drives

We reveal five things you may not know about variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Air quality report makes worrying reading for building managers

As a recent study on air quality reveals concerning statistics, we look at a flexible solution for building managers.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Business Energy Challenge 2015: Get ahead of the game with Gibbons

London Mayor Boris Johnson's Business Energy Challenge gives companies in the capital the chance to win awards for energy saving. Here's how Gibbons can help.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems, Ultraviolet Solutions
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3 ways to improve the efficiency of your pump system

Our latest blog highlights three ways pump users can get the most out of their equipment.

Pumps & Controls
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5 things that affect HVAC system performance

An efficient, high-performing HVAC system within an occupied space can be affected by many factors. Here are five of them.

HVAC Services
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7 stages of life-cycle services for ABB drives

Discover the comprehensive range of life-cycle services we provide for ABB drives, from pre-purchase through to replacement.

Variable-Speed Drives
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School's out - but is the HVAC system ready for next term?

As children and teachers enjoy their summer break, we reveal why schools' dormant HVAC systems may pose a hidden threat.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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3 things to consider when selecting a pump for salt water applications

Take a look at a few tips on pump selection for demanding salt water environments.

Pumps & Controls
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3 ways to improve electric motor alignment

Improve the energy efficiency and productivity of your electric motors with this quick guide to shaft alignment.

Electric Motors
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How can we be certain about indoor air quality?

A new device for monitoring the level of pollution in outdoor air should make us question the cleanliness of HVAC systems in occupied spaces.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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What is ASHRAE 62.1?

Here's what you need to know about the long-established ASHRAE 62.1 standard.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions featured in Cleanroom Technology magazine

Read about Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions' inclusion in a leading publication for the cleanroom industry.

Ultraviolet Solutions
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3 problems caused by oversized electric motors

Here are a few reasons you should avoid oversizing electric motors.

Electric Motors
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Why humidification systems are essential in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Discover why the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry relies on environmental control from humidification systems.

Humidification
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5 energy-saving opportunities for electric motor users

We explore five ways electric motor users can reduce energy consumption in processes such as fan, pump and conveyor applications.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Why using a variable-speed drive is like driving a car

We draw comparisons between variable-speed drives and cars, looking at efficiency, wear and tear and running costs.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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When should you buy premium-efficiency electric motors?

Here are five occasions when it's wise to order premium-efficiency electric motors.

Electric Motors
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How variable-speed drives benefit the food and beverage industry

Discover why the competitive and demanding food and beverage industry relies heavily on variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons’ Charli overcomes injury to complete Race for Life

An injury just five days before she was due to run the Colchester Race for Life didn't stop our Marketing Assistant Charli May from taking part and raising money for Cancer Research.

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ABB’s 6-step plan for meeting the CRC energy-efficiency scheme

ABB has devised a handy six-step plan to help companies comply with the CRC energy-efficiency scheme (previously known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment).

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How much of a building’s cost goes on energy, maintenance and refurbishment?

You may be surprised at just how much energy, maintenance and refurbishment account for a building's long-term costs.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons prepare to install their largest-ever variable-speed drive

We've just taken delivery of a very large ABB variable-speed drive for a project in Inverness. Here's how we've been preparing for the job.

Variable-Speed Drives
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ABB extends its explosive atmosphere motors range

Read about ABB's new electric motor designed for use in explosive atmospheres, and how it offers protection in such volatile environments.

Electric Motors
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Just 57 companies have reported ESOS energy audit compliance

Only a fraction of qualifying companies have notified the Environment Agency of compliance with the legal requirements of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Here's why the repercussions for auditors and businesses could be serious.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What’s the difference between variable-speed drives, variable-frequency drives and inverters?

Variable-speed drives are referred to by a number of names, so we try to clear up some of the confusion.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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5 reasons for PLC failure

Here are five reasons for PLC failure along with possible solutions.

Panel Building
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What is the ABB MotiFlex e180?

Read all about the benefits of the ABB MotiFlex e180 servo drive, new for 2015.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How UK manufacturers are planning to improve productivity

British manufacturers are preparing to focus on increasing productivity over the next two years. Here's why variable-speed drives can help them.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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BS EN 13779 – the standard for indoor air quality (IAQ)

For commercial air conditioning suppliers and building managers, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an increasingly-important consideration. Here we look at BS EN 13779 which defines the requirements for air-handling systems in non-residential properties.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Gibbons' Zach wins apprenticeship award

A popular Gibbons engineering apprentice has received an award from Colchester Institute.

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A variable-speed drive for every application

Here's how anyone can benefit from the energy-saving potential of variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Don’t let staff wilt in the summer heat - call Gibbons HVAC Services

On what is predicted to be Britain's hottest day for almost a decade, we reveal why it's essential to keep cool in the workplace.

HVAC Services
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How to cut industrial energy bills by up to 60%

Electric-motor driven process such as pumps, fans and conveyors account for over half of all industrial electricity usage. Here's the solution.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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The Wimbledon Centre Court roof in numbers

As Wimbledon gets under way, we look at some facts and figures relating to the impressive Centre Court roof.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How pumps help supply Glastonbury Festival

As the Glastonbury Festival begins, discover why visitors have a lot to thank the humble pump for.

Pumps & Controls
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What is an ABB HVAC drive?

Discover the ABB variable-speed drive that's purpose-built for the particular requirements of the HVAC industry.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons nominated for customer satisfaction award

Our outstanding customer service has been recognised by Anglian Water, who have selected us as a finalist for a special award.

Variable-Speed Drives
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National Women in Engineering Day: Why the shortage of females?

On a day when the achievements of female engineers are celebrated and girls are encouraged to develop a career in the profession, we ask why there aren't more women in engineering.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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European energy-efficiency laws to be tightened

As EU energy-efficiency rules are set to become more stringent in 2016, we take a closer look at what this means for UK organisations.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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What is an ABB machinery drive?

We reveal everything you need to know about the ABB machinery drive, including some of the benefits of this invaluable device.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What is UVGI?

Discover everything you need to know about UVGI including its many applications and benefits.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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What are NEMA ratings?

We explore NEMA ratings for electronic equipment and list their equivalent IP codes.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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How to achieve AC electric motor speed control

Electric motors are indispensable when it comes to industrial processes, but they're limited to their design speed. Read on for the solution...

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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UK water industry legislation: What is WIMES?

Find out all you need to know about the WIMES legislation for electric motors, including essential compliance criteria.

Electric Motors
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ABB motor range solves water industry specification problems

ABB's new electric motors are specifically designed for the water and wastewater industry - helping end users and OEMs satisfy the latest legislation.

Electric Motors
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Employee wellbeing becoming a priority for FM professionals

A new survey has revealed that the health of building occupants is being influenced by the facilities management (FM) profession. Read how Gibbons' innovative air handling unit (AHU) disinfection system offers a perfect solution to indoor air quality (IAQ) problems.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Smaller manufacturers yet to solve the productivity puzzle

Discover how a great deal of small to medium-sized companies are playing catch-up to meet productivity targets.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Electric motor breakdown: What should I do?

Minimise downtime in the event of an electric motor breakdown with our quick guide.

Electric Motors
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Make sure your grain store fans are ready for harvest

Attention all farmers! Harvest time may not be upon us just yet, but it's well worth getting prepared by ensuring your grain store fans are in good shape.

HVAC Services
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ESOS: Just six months left to have your energy audit

The ESOS energy audit deadline is just six months away. Here's everything you need to know about this compulsory EU measure.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How to use the ABB energy toolkit app

Enjoy this quick guide to using ABB's handy energy toolkit app and discover the savings you could achieve with a variable-speed drive.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How often should electric motor bearings be lubricated?

We reveal how frequently you should grease electric motor bearings.

Electric Motors
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What is an end suction pump?

We explain how an end suction pump works, along with its benefits and applications.

Pumps & Controls
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Latest ABB drives figures highlight record-breaking energy savings

Read how ABB's long tradition of breaking its own drives energy-saving records continues.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What is a split-phase motor?

Read our blog for a description of a split-phase motor, along with its common uses and advantages.

Electric Motors
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Why we should worry more about indoor air quality than outdoor pollution

Discover why the air you breathe indoors may be much more harmful than you think.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Did you know about our handy domestic and commercial submersible pumps?

Discover our popular submersible pumps for domestic and commercial applications.

Pumps & Controls
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How variable-speed drives benefit the food and beverage industries

Discover why variable-speed drives are an invaluable aid to electric motor-driven applications in the food and beverage industries.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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UK employment is growing - are you in the job market?

We have several new positions to fill here at our Essex workshop and office complex, so read on for more information.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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What is safe torque off (STO)?

This blog reveals why safe torque off (STO) is one of the most important variable-speed drive safety features.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Do you know what's growing in your air handling units?

Prepare to be shocked as we reveal the consequences of neglecting air handling unit (AHU) cleaning.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Where can I buy Bonfiglioli gearboxes in Essex and Suffolk?

Are you based in Essex or Suffolk and looking for Bonfiglioli gearboxes? If so, you'll want to read this.

Transmission Systems
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Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions: Beware of biofilm in your AHUs!

Discover what biofilm is and the dangers it can pose to building occupants and air handling units.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Why does my pump work intermittently?

If your pump is operating intermittently, read this quick blog to discover why.

Pumps & Controls
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What is the CRC energy efficiency scheme?

Find out everything you need to know about the government's CRC energy efficiency scheme with our latest blog.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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3 tips for effective gearbox maintenance

Ensure your transmission system doesn't let you down with these three quick tips for gearbox maintenance.

Transmission Systems
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Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions delivers the benefits of UVC to your HVAC system

Discover five benefits of the Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions HVAC disinfection system.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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5 jobs in Essex for sales, engineering and marketing personnel

As our business continues to grow, we need to increase our workforce in order to meet demand. These are the five new positions available at our Essex base, so take a look and see if there are any you'd be suitable for.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions: What is UVC?

Since Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions launched earlier this week, we've had lots of clients asking "What is UVC?" We set out to answer that question in our latest blog.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions: 5 steps to healthier, more efficient HVAC

Following the recent announcement of our newest division, we reveal the five stages of a Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions installation.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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Gibbons teams up with BioZone to provide cleaner indoor air and energy-efficient HVAC

A newly-launched partnership sees us supply a powerful ultraviolet disinfection solution for air handling units, benefitting building managers and staff across a huge range of sectors. Read more about this exciting new venture.

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions
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What is a star delta motor?

Star delta is one of several electric motor starting methods. Read more about star delta motors in our latest blog.

Electric Motors
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5 things to remember when installing a pump

This handy guide reveals five of the most important things to consider before carrying out a pump installation.

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Top marks for Gibbons!

Read how Gibbons passed a recent audit with flying colours.

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Beware the danger of dust to electric motors

Discover why you shouldn't ignore the threat that dust can pose to an electric motor.

Electric Motors
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Electric motor maintenance: 3 tips for cleaning and lubrication

Get the most from your electric motor with these three quick maintenance tips.

Electric Motors
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Video: The app that helps you get the most out of your ABB drive

ABB's free Drivebase app connects users with their drives like never before - take a minute to watch this video and discover how.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Why it's crucial that your pump is correctly sized

Here's why you must be certain you've got the right pump for the job.

Pumps & Controls
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3 things to consider when installing a variable-speed drive

Carrying out a variable-speed drive installation properly can help you avoid issues later on. Here are the three main things to be in mind when fitting a drive.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Earth Day 2015: Who is responsible for energy efficiency in your business?

As Earth Day is celebrated around the globe, we ask who should be accountable for energy efficiency in business?

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Why has my pump lost suction?

If your pump turns on but there's no suction, you need our quick guide which covers some of the most common causes.

Pumps & Controls
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The first place you should look to save energy in your business

We reveal the one place you should begin an energy-efficiency initiative in your building or process.

Electric Motors
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Gibbons samples the latest technology at Hannover Messe 2015

Read how two members of the Gibbons team experienced the latest industrial and technological innovations at Hannover Messe 2015.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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What causes unusual swimming pool pump noise?

If your swimming pool pump is making strange noises, read our quick guide to help diagnose the problem.

Pumps & Controls
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5 things to consider when selecting a variable-speed drive

We've chosen five important questions you must ask when choosing a variable-speed drive, so take a minute to read our quick guide before placing your order.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons to attend Hannover Messe 2015

Read why we're sending two members of our team to this world-leading industrial fair.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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New pump standard aims to reduce energy consumption

A new ISO standard for pump systems is being developed - here's everything you need to know.

Pumps & Controls
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What is a synchronous motor?

Read a straightforward definition of a synchronous motor and discover why this machine is so efficient.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What are the European standards relating to variable-speed drives?

Here's a quick rundown of EU legislation relating directly to variable-speed drives (VDSs).

Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons copywriter wins ABB blogging award

A member of Gibbons' busy marketing team has been recognised with a blogging award from industry leaders ABB.

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Video: How to commission an ABB ACS580 drive

This smart yet straightforward instructional video from ABB offers a step-by-step guide to commissioning the new ACS580 drive.

Variable-Speed Drives
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New ABB drives figures highlight huge global energy savings

Take a look at some fascinating statistics which confirm the massive savings made by ABB drives across the world.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Gibbons attend ABB ACS580 variable-speed drive launch

Three members of the Gibbons team enjoyed the launch of the ABB ACS580 at a recent conference in Coventry. Here's a taste of what they discovered about this general-purpose drive.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Gibbons are heading stateside!

Read how our next big humidification project was almost thwarted due to a long-running labour dispute at a US port.

Humidification
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Why now's a good time to get your HVAC system serviced

Discover why now's the perfect time for an AHU service with our latest HVAC blog.

HVAC Services
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Do you need swimming pool pump repairs?

If you've discovered you're in need of swimming pool pump repairs in time for the summer, here's how Gibbons can help.

Pumps & Controls
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3 top tips for saving money and energy with electric motors

There's huge potential for saving energy and money in electric motor-driven applications and we've got three of them for you in our latest blog.

Electric Motors
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How to calculate an electric motor's operating cost

Here's a simple calculation to help you balance the up-front price of an electric motor against its long-term running costs. Prepare to be surprised...

Electric Motors
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How to empty a swimming pool

If you're unsure how to empty a swimming pool, read this blog for a quick, simple and cost-effective solution.

Pumps & Controls
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Electric motor rewinds and 11 other things we repair

Our electric motor rewinds workshop is as busy as ever, but you might be surprised to learnt that there are many other items we repair.

Electric Motors
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5 ways Gibbons eclipse the competition

If the eclipse did nothing for you then read our latest blog to discover how we put our competitors in the shade.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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Electric motor failure: What are my options?

An electric motor failure can present the user with all manner of problems, not least the decision of what action to take. Our latest blog weighs up the options.

Electric Motors
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Where are variable-speed drives used?

Prepare to be surprised by the range of motor-driven applications in which energy-saving variable-speed drives can be used.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Do I need a submersible pump?

If you're not sure whether you need a submersible pump, take a look at just five of the many reasons to order one of these handy machines.

Pumps & Controls
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Red Nose Day cake feast raises money for Comic Relief

Read how the Gibbons team did their bit for charity with a day of Comic Relief fundraising.

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What are ISO 14694 and ISO 14695?

HVAC users will want to read our summary on international standards ISO 14694 and ISO 14695.

HVAC Services
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How a HVAC plant upgrade or retrofit can increase productivity and cut downtime

Read why upgrading HVAC plant in order to enhance productivity and reduce downtime is a cost-effective solution to ageing equipment.

HVAC Services
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Gibbons’ swimming pool pumps: UK next-day delivery available

Our latest blog explains how Gibbons serve their swimming pool pump customers in the UK - and beyond.

Pumps & Controls
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4 reasons you must consider the liquid type when ordering a pump

If you're ordering a water pump, your supplier needs as much detail as possible about the application, including the type of liquid to be moved. Here are four things to consider when buying a pump.

Pumps & Controls
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5 tips for regular pump maintenance

Regular pump maintenance is essential if you want to get the most from your equipment. We've got five handy tips to get you started.

Pumps & Controls
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Don’t take risks with humidification maintenance

Here's why you should commission a professional to carry out maintenance on your humidification equipment.

Humidification
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Are you having swimming pool pump problems?

If you've been experiencing swimming pool pump problems and are unsure whether to opt for repair or replacement, why not let Gibbons handle it?

Pumps & Controls
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5 reasons to keep electric motors properly lubricated

Discover five reasons why regular greasing helps your electric motor to perform consistently and efficiently.

Electric Motors
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Gibbons launches ABB drives LinkedIn community

We've created an ABB drives LinkedIn group to bring together VSD suppliers, installers and users from across the globe. Here's everything you need to know about this invaluable new online community.

Variable-Speed Drives
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ABB motors – quick reference guide to motor types

We've put together a handy at-a-glance guide to identifying ABB motor types. Click 'Read More' for the full list.

Electric Motors
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Future electric motor regulations

Discover upcoming electric motor efficiency legislation with our quick guide, which covers everything from IE4 to EN 50598-2.

Electric Motors
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Do Gibbons stock IE3 electric motors?

The deadline for upgrading to IE3 electric motors has long since passed - so where can you get the new machines?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Why good health is just one reason to improve wellbeing at work

Read our latest HVAC Services blog and discover why the wellbeing of office staff affects a company's bottom line even more than energy efficiency.

HVAC Services
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Gibbons’ Variable-Speed Drives division wins ABB award

We were delighted to be presented with an ABB drives award this week. Read on to find out exactly why we received this prestigious accolade.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What is a macerator pump?

We stock pumps to take on all manner of applications, and today we're looking at the benefits of macerator pumps.

Pumps & Controls
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Gibbons Electric Motors: UK suppliers with a global reach

When it comes to electric motors, UK users need to trust their supplier to have the equipment to them as soon as possible. Gibbons understand this and we apply it to our overseas customers too.

Electric Motors
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Which sectors rely most heavily on electric motors?

Discover which industries are most dependent on electric motors in our latest blog.

Electric Motors
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Control of humidifiers

Humidifier control is vital to ensure reliable operation and consistent conditions. Gibbons Humidification Managing Director Steve Rix has some invaluable technical advice.

Humidification
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How to carry out a basic electric motor inspection

When an electric motor fails, there are some quick checks you can make in order to help diagnose the problem. Read our tips for a basic electric motor inspection.

Electric Motors
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Custom electric motors from Gibbons

We've expanded our extensive offering and are now supplying custom electric motors, with bespoke colours and nameplate information available. Find out more.

Electric Motors
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Control range of adiabatic humidifiers

Discover why maintaining the ideal level of humidification within an office, theatre or manufacturing space is made easy by the Gibbons adiabatic humidification system.

Humidification
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What is EN 50598?

If you're a user of electric motors and variable-speed drives, this blog covers everything you need to know about the EN 50598 efficiency standard for power drive systems.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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When do variable-speed drives need replacing?

Knowing when to replace a variable-speed drive can be tricky, especially if it's operating normally. Here are a few points to bear in mind when it comes to changing your VSD.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What are the ATEX regulations for explosive atmospheres?

Since 2003, it has been mandatory for machinery used in explosive atmospheres to comply with ATEX regulations. But what is ATEX, and how does it affect manufacturers of equipment such as electric motors?

Electric Motors
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5 reasons marine electric motors must be kept shipshape

We've chosen five reasons you should take extra care of an electric motor used in a marine environment.

Electric Motors
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The app that puts energy saving in the palm of your hand

Read about the app that gives you instant information on exactly how much money and CO2 you could save by using a variable-speed drive in an electric motor-driven application.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What is induction motor slip?

Induction motor slip is a vital consideration when placing an order. Learn more about slip in our handy blog.

Electric Motors
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What services do control panel manufacturers provide?

Discover the range of services offered by control panel manufacturers, from installation to maintenance.

Panel Building
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Why is my electric motor vibrating?

If you have an electric motor vibrating and can't diagnose the fault, take a look at our blog for the most common causes.

Electric Motors
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My electric motor hums but won't start

If your electric motor hums but won't start, then fear not as we diagnose this common problem.

Electric Motors
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10 key pump industry terms you need to know

Discover 10 essential pump industry terms you'll need when placing an order.

Pumps & Controls
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Are you looking for an electric motor rewinding company?

Electric motor rewinding isn't a commonly-offered service, yet it's a cost-effective solution when larger motors fail. Find out more about Gibbons' motor rewinds in our latest blog.

Electric Motors
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What's the best general-purpose variable-speed drive?

Discover our recommendation for the best all-round general-purpose variable-speed drive. 

Variable-Speed Drives
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ABB low-voltage motors: the complete range

We've supplied ABB motors for many years, helping our customers find solutions to even the most demanding and unusual applications. Here's the ABB low-voltage motor range in full.

Electric Motors
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The dangers of dirty ductwork in commercial kitchens

Find out why a poorly-maintained commercial kitchen HVAC system can present more than just a health risk.

HVAC Services
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What is the simplest ABB variable-speed drive?

Find out everything you need to know about the simplest and most user-friendly ABB variable-speed drive on the market.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Farewell Eileen!

Gibbons' Finance Director Eileen Lewis is retiring after 30 years' dedicated service. Before leaving, Eileen reminisced about her time here and revealed some of her plans for retirement.

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What are the differences between ESOS and CRC?

ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, the mandatory UK energy-efficiency schemes, fine companies up to £50,000 for non-compliance.. Here are the key differences between the two.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Where can I buy Lowara pumps in the UK?

If you're looking to buy Lowara pumps, including DIWA, DOMO, DOC and JET models, from a reputable UK supplier then read on...

Pumps & Controls
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Video: Why ABB ACQ810 drives are ideal for water and wastewater processes

Discover why the ABB ACQ810 variable-speed drive is the perfect addition to motor-driven water and wastewater processes.

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Do Gibbons stock 3-phase motors?

We're often asked whether we stock 3-phase motors at our Essex warehouse, so here's the definitive answer.

Electric Motors
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Diagnose electric motor faults with our troubleshooting guide

When an electric motor fault occurs, it can have serious consequences on conveyor, fan, pump and other applications. Get up and running in no time with our diagnostics guide.

Electric Motors
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Upgrade frost coils and protect your HVAC system this winter

As the UK braces itself for a spell of wintry weather, it's a good time to consider upgrading your HVAC frost coils as part of an air handling unit (AHU) overhaul. 

HVAC Services
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5 built-in variable-speed drive safety features

Variable-speed drives don't only offer increased productivity and energy efficiency - they also carry invaluable safety features. Read on as we reveal five common safety functions for variable-speed drives.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Reduce downtime with ABB’s electric motor failure prevention guide

ABB have released an unmissable free e-book for electric motor users, which highlights the most common causes of motor failure. Read more here.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Variable-speed drives enhance productivity as well as energy efficiency

The use of variable-speed drives for saving energy in fan, pump and conveyor applications is well documented. Here we look at another benefit of VSDs - enhanced productivity.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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R-22 refrigerant now banned in the UK

The use of R-22 refrigerant, a greenhouse gas harmful to the environment, is now banned in the EU. This HVAC Services blog reveals what the law means for those with air-conditioning equipment.

HVAC Services
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What should I do with my IE2 electric motors?

There's still some confusion over the new European electric motor IE2/IE3 efficiency regulations, so we've tried to clear things up.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Looking back on 2014

We take a quick look back at the highlights of another successful 12 months for Gibbons Group with our review of 2014.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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IE3 electric motor efficiency regulations: What’s next?

The deadline for the latest stage of the EU MEPS electric motor efficiency legislation has passed, but what happens in the next phase?

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Merry Christmas from Gibbons

As we prepare to take a festive break, here's a seasonal message and a reminder of our emergency contact details.

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Why the ABB ACS880 keypad makes life easier for you

Our customers love the state-of-the-art keypad on ABB's ACS880 variable-speed drive. Here are some of the highlights of the intuitive device.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What's the difference between variable-speed drives and soft starters?

Many of our customers ask what the difference is between variable-speed drives and soft starters, so we've answered the question in this handy blog.

Variable-Speed Drives
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EU MEPS electric motor legislation FAQs - part 2

We answer some more common questions relating to the EU MEPS electric motor legislation due to come into force on 1 January 2015.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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How to look after your submersible sump pump this winter

It's important to take good care of your submersible sump pumps throughout the year, but it's especially vital during winter. Here are a few top tips for sump pump care.

Pumps & Controls
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5 Christmas presents for your ABB drives

We've got five festive tips for looking after your ABB drives during the winter months.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Meet the team - Charlotte May

We grabbed five minutes with our super-skilled Marketing Assistant Charlotte May to talk social media, Photoshop and drumstick catching!

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Christmas shutdown dates

Find out when we'll be closed this Christmas with our festive shutdown dates.

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Video: How ABB's Authorised Value Provider network benefits you

Watch this great video from ABB demonstrating how their Authorised Value Provider (AVP) network - of which Gibbons is a founder member for variable-speed drives - benefits you, the customer.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How to select the right HVAC drive

When choosing the right HVAC drive, there's plenty to consider. Pick up some handy tips with our quick guide to variable-speed drives for HVAC systems.

HVAC Services
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5 reasons for variable-speed drive failure

Whether you call them variable-speed drives, variable-frequency drives, VDSs or inverters, like any electrical equipment, they fail from time to time. Here are five reasons why.

Variable-Speed Drives
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It’s time to service your industrial or commercial air-conditioning system

Don't forget about your air-cooling system during the cold winter months - you need it in full working order ready for when the warm weather returns.

HVAC Services
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5 reasons to replace old variable-speed drives

Wherever possible, we'll try to repair a variable-speed drive before we replace it. However there are times when buying new ABB drives is the best option - here are five of them.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Who benefits from variable-speed drives?

Variable-speed drives are invaluable devices in a wide range of industries, but who exactly do they benefit? Read on to find out.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Electric motor problems: What is soft foot?

Electric motor soft foot is a common problem - but what are the causes, and how can the issue be avoided? As always, Gibbons is on hand with the answers.

Electric Motors
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Taking the risk out of HVAC refurbishment

Discover why expert refurbishment of HVAC equipment such as air handling units, fans, electric motors and pumps is a safe option.

HVAC Services
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5 examples of bespoke humidification

We've installed humidification systems across Europe and know that no two projects are ever the same. Here are five examples of bespoke humidification.

Humidification
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New EPC rules mean your commercial property could be unlettable by 2018

Discover why commercial landlords have less than five years to bring their buildings up to new energy-efficiency standards, or risk being unable to let them. 

HVAC Services, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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EU MEPS: Why you may not have to replace your electric motors

The new EU MEPS electric motor legislation is upon us, so it's important to know whether your IE2 motors will need to be replaced.

Electric Motors, Variable-Speed Drives
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5 benefits of variable-speed drives you may not know about

Variable-speed drives offer substantial energy savings in electric motor-driven applications - but did you know about the numerous other benefits? We look at five of them here.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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How to avoid burst frost coils this winter

A HVAC problem at this time of year is the last thing you want as the cold weather starts to bite. Here's a quick guide to avoiding burst frost coils this winter.

HVAC Services
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What are the benefits of a chilled beam HVAC system?

A chilled beam system could be saving you money when it comes to HVAC costs in commercial and industrial buildings. Find out more here.

HVAC Services
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How to avoid pump damage this winter

As winter approaches, you should consider protecting your pumps to see them through the cold months. Here are a couple of the most common threats to pumps during winter.

Pumps & Controls
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New UN initiative for energy-efficient appliances launched

A UN energy-efficiency initiative aims to reduce global electricity consumption by 10%, with a focus on appliances such as electric motors, variable-speed drives and HVAC systems.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What is swarf and how does it damage electric motors?

Of everything that can damage an electric motor, swarf is one of the less obvious. But what is swarf, and why can it be harmful to an electric motor?

Electric Motors
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Video: See for yourself how ABB drives improve energy efficiency

This video from ABB neatly demonstrates the power of variable-speed drives, so if you're looking to save money in an electric motor-driven application then it's a must-see.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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HVAC users should act now before the R-22 refrigerant ban takes effect

If you're an air-conditioning user, ensure you're prepared for the R-22 refrigerant ban on January 1 2015 with this guide from our HVAC services division.

HVAC Services
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5 tips for running a greener business

Enhance the productivity and profitability of your organisation with our five tips for a greener business - especially useful if your company uses electric motors, variable-speed drives and HVAC systems.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?

Display energy certificates (DECs) have been introduced in order to promote energy efficiency in public buildings. We answer some frequently asked questions about these certificates.

HVAC Services
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3 ways to reduce your business's energy usage

The economy may be improving, but don't take your eye off the ball when it comes to energy consumption. We've got three handy tips to help your business reduce its energy usage and save money.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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EU MEPS electric motor legislation FAQs

We answer a few frequently asked questions relating to the new EU MEPS electric motor legislation due to be introduced from 1 January 2015.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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5 common pump problems and their causes

A pump fault isn't just inconvenient - it can cause expensive and inconvenient downtime. Read our guide to the five most common pump problems.

Pumps & Controls
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Two very good reasons to invest in energy-efficient equipment now

If you own or use a commercial building then we've got a couple of urgent energy-saving incentives for you.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Why you must act now on carbon reduction

European Union and UK legislation means you must reduce your carbon output in order to protect your company's profitability.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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5 quick and easy ways to save money in commercial buildings

You don't have to make big changes to save money and increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings; small adjustments can be very effective. Here are our 5 top tips.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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5 ways to avoid being caught out by the IE3 change

The new European standard for electric motors is just two months away, so follow our five tips and make sure you're ready for IE3.

Electric Motors
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5 energy-saving tips for businesses

Improve the energy efficiency of your business and enhance profitability with our five top tips which include advice on electric motors and variable-speed drives.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Combat climate change

Identify potential savings in your business with this six-step energy-efficiency plan which focuses on electric motors and variable-speed drives.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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Gibbons welcomes more new recruits!

As Gibbons continues to grow, we're recruiting new staff in all areas of the business. Here we welcome our latest new starters.

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5 essential HVAC maintenance tips

Businesses rely heavily on HVAC systems, but if not properly maintained they can be expensive, inefficient and unhealthy. We've got five top tips for successful HVAC maintenance.

HVAC Services
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HVAC smells: What causes unpleasant air-conditioning odour?

Discover the source of strong, unpleasant odours blowing out of your building's air-conditioning system with our essential guide to HVAC smells.

HVAC Services
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IE3 electric motor efficiency rules - what are the exceptions?

As the deadline for European electric motor energy-efficiency legislation draws nearer, we look at the exceptions to the IE3 rules. 

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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MEI: Are you ready for the new EU pump legislation?

We explain MEI, part of the European Commission's Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP) which aims to keep only the most efficient pumps on the market. Here's everything you need to know, whether you're a pump supplier or user.

Pumps & Controls
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Why are my HVAC coils corroded?

HVAC coil corrosion can be a hidden problem which only becomes apparent once it's too late. Find out how Gibbons can help.

HVAC Services
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HVAC system sizing: make the right choices

HVAC sizing is a crucial part of the design stage as poor decisions can lead to low efficiency, high running costs and discomfort for building occupants. Get HVAC sizing right with our guide.

HVAC Services
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3 energy-efficiency incentives you need to know about

The government's drive to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 means businesses using high volumes of energy have been challenged to significantly cut their consumption. Here are three energy-saving incentives you should know about.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls
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UVC technology increases indoor air quality and HVAC system life

Continuing our focus on indoor air quality, we look at the increasing use of ultraviolet (UVC) technology within air handling units.

HVAC Services
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HVAC checklist: 5 ways you can improve your building's indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is an important issue and one of the reasons you should regularly check your HVAC equipment. Take a look at these five quick tips for a healthy HVAC system.

HVAC Services, Humidification
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Control panel cabinets: 5 things to consider

Here are five points you'll want to consider when arranging a control panel cabinet installation.

Panel Building
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HVAC fan belts: tighten up your system's energy efficiency

Proper maintenance of HVAC fan belts is essential for sustaining a reliable, energy-efficient system. Whether your building is a hospital, hotel, museum, bank or office, you'll want to read this.

HVAC Services
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Meet the team - Andrew Knight

HVAC Services Manager Andrew Knight took a few minutes out of his busy day to chat to us about fans, inverters and his new kayak.

HVAC Services
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10 ways to increase pump efficiency

Pump efficiency can be influenced by many factors and if you're not careful you could be spending far more than you need to on running costs. Get the most from your pumps by following our ten top tips for an energy-efficient system.

Variable-Speed Drives, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls
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Why are my HVAC system evaporator coils frozen?

One of the most common HVAC system faults is frozen evaporator coils, and we know it gives many users a real headache. So we've decided to diagnose those frustrating HVAC coil faults and reveal how to avoid them.

HVAC Services
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8 fascinating facts about HVAC

Most of us take heating, ventilation and air conditioning for granted, but you'd be surprised at how interesting this equipment can be. Here are eight fascinating facts about HVAC!

HVAC Services
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Why you must select an experienced HVAC services provider

Using a 'jack of all trades' for your HVAC project can mean short-term gain but long-term pain. Here's why you should choose an experienced HVAC services provider.

HVAC Services
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What is causing my air con leak?

If you've ever wondered "what is causing my air con leak?" then let Gibbons HVAC Services diagnose the problem. Read on for five reason for air con leaks.

HVAC Services
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Do you need to replace an R-22 refrigerant air-conditioning system?

Legislation coming into force on 1 January 2015 means that it will be illegal to use R-22 refrigerant when servicing or repairing air-conditioning equipment in the UK. This blog tells you everything you need to know about the upcoming changes and what action you must take by New Year's Day.

HVAC Services
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Milk producer ventilates roof void to increase safety

When Arla Foods' management needed to improve ventilation in an enclosed roof area, Gibbons HVAC Services division was brought in to provide a packaged solution.

HVAC Services
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Jacuzzi pump in for repair - 21 years after we supplied it!

We're well known for offering lifecycle services for our products, and this was never more fitting than when a jacuzzi pump we supplied 21 years ago came back in for repair!

Pumps & Controls
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Noisy HVAC fans? Problem solved

Have you got noisy fans in your HVAC system? If so, ignoring those unusual noises could lead to a costly breakdown. Here's how Gibbons can help fix noisy fan issues.

HVAC Services
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5 top tips to protect your HVAC system through winter

Now's a great time to think about putting in a protection plan for your HVAC system to see it safely through the winter. We've got five great tips to get you started.

HVAC Services
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5 ways you can save money with electric motors

Electric motors are responsible for 65% of all electricity used in industry, so there's huge potential for significant energy saving. Here are five ways you can save money on motor-driven applications.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Do you need to save money on crop storage? Gibbons Humidification can help

Effective crop storage can be costly if you don't have energy-efficient humidification in place. Discover how our adiabatic system can provide a cost-effective solution.

Humidification
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ESOS: Have you booked an energy audit yet?

Energy-efficiency audits are set to become a legal requirement for large UK organisations under recent EU legislation. There are substantial penalties for non-compliance, so read our blog and disocver if you need to take action.

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Could you be doing more to tackle legionella?

The consequences of Legionnaire's disease include long-term health problems and even death. So what can be done to tackle this serious issue in the workplace?

HVAC Services, Humidification
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Variable-speed drives help the NHS save money

Discover how ABB can help the NHS cut its costs significantly by using variable-speed drives in hospotals and other healthcare buildings.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives
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Humidification services: how to get the most from your equipment

Read how Gibbons complements its sales of humidification products by providing a comprehensive range of services, including installation, maintenance and technical support.

Humidification
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How do humidifiers help eliminate static electricity?

Static electricity may not be the first hazard you think of in the processing industry, but it causes issues which have safety and financial implications. Read how humidifiers provide a solution to the build up of static.

Humidification
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Gibbons reduces running costs at Cardinal Place development in London

The Cardinal Place site in Westminster, London has installed a Gibbons rotary humidification system, much to the delight of the developers. 

Humidification
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Meet the team - Steve Rix

Steve Rix is Managing Director of Gibbons' thriving humidification systems division, and he took five minutes out of his busy day to chat about some of his favourite things.

Humidification
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Your afternoon tea tastes better thanks to humidification!

We all love a good cup of tea, but you might be surprised at just how much goes into that delicious brew, including a crucial humidification process. Read on to find out more...

Humidification
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Revealed: the real cost of electric motor ownership

Don't just consider the purchase price of an electric motor - there are other costs you must take into account to work out just how much you'll be paying in the long term.

Electric Motors
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What starting methods are available for electric motors?

There are several ways of electric motor starting. Here we explore them, explaining the pros and cons as well as providing examples of where each method is used.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What is adiabatic humidification?

We explain adiabatic humidification and why it's a great option for replacing less energy-efficient steam humidifiers.

Humidification
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The 5 most common reasons for electric motor failure

We've carried out electric motor rewinds for 45 years, and today we'll look at five of the most common reasons for motor failure.

Electric Motors
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How humidifiers helped build your car

The production of cars and other vehicles relies partly on humidification systems. But what part do humidifiers play in automotive manufacturing?

Humidification
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Why are humidifiers used in medical equipment manufacturing?

The manufacture of medical equipment is carried out in a cleanroom environment, where humidification is vital. Here we explore the importance of humidifiers in medical device production.

Humidification
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Electric motors and drives: Shop around or get a complete system?

We examine whether it's best to shop around for individual electromechanical components such as electric motors and variable-speed drives, or if you should use a single provider offering a complete package.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems
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Video: ABB AC drives explained

ABB have put together a brilliant video explaining the technology and benefits of AC drives in a straightforward, jargon-free way. Take a look!

Variable-Speed Drives
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10 places humidification systems are used

Discover 10 places humidification systems are used in our latest blog.

Humidification
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Work with your electric motor supplier to be ready for IE3

The deadline for meeting the new European electric motor regulations is fast approaching. Here's why you shouldn't delay in getting your motors up to scratch.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Why data centre humidity must be controlled

Data centres house expensive machines holding valuable information, which is why humidification systems are vital for protecting them.

Humidification
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The importance of a workplace humidification system

Many UK workplaces fall short of recommended humidity levels, with detrimental effects on staff. This blog explores the extent of the problem and how a humidification system can help.

HVAC Services, Humidification
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Electric motor sales: IE1 still well ahead of IE3

Surprising new figures reveal that IE1-rated electric motors are outselling the more energy-efficient IE3 machines. So what's behind this trend and is it set to change?

Electric Motors
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5 benefits of using a submersible pump

Submersible pumps are one of our most popular products - find out why by reading this blog!

Pumps & Controls
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What are chopper pumps and grinder pumps?

Chopper pumps and grinder pumps play an important part in industries including meat processing, manure handling and abattoirs. Find out more about these submersible pumps in our latest blog.

Pumps & Controls
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Pond maintenance: When should I pump out my pond water?

Water replacement is an important part of any pond maintenance routine. Make sure you time the changing of your pond water perfectly by following this quick guide.

Pumps & Controls
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5 signs your pump is oversized

If you want your pump to work at optimum efficiency, it must be sized correctly. Avoid unnecessary wear and early failure of your pump by following this quick guide.

Pumps & Controls
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5 quick tips for looking after your submersible pump

Whatever you use your submersible pump for, be it emptying your pond or in sewage treatment, it's important to maintain it properly. Do just that with our handy guide to pump care.

Pumps & Controls
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What is pump cavitation?

Centrifugal pump cavitation is a common occurence and can cause significant damage. Our blog reveals the reasons for cavitation and what can be done to prevent it.

Pumps & Controls
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5 swimming pool pump problems and how to avoid them

A swimming pool pump is a vital piece of equipment, so it's important to know what to do if it isn't working as it should be. Our handy guide has five top tips for getting the most out of your pool pump.

Pumps & Controls
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UK economy in its best shape for six years - let's keep it that way

The UK economy has grown at its best rate since 2008, but our blog warns against complacency when it comes to energy efficiency and keeping costs down in the humidification, ABB drives, electric motors and HVAC sectors.

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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What are rare earth magnets?

Rare earth magnets might not actually be so elusive, but they've been used in electric motors for decades. Our latest blog explores the reasons why.

Electric Motors
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What are submersible pumps?

Submersible pumps are useful for many applications, both domestic and commerical, such as ponds, swimming pools and cellars. Find out more about these handy devices here.

Pumps & Controls
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How to achieve accurate speed and torque control from your drive

The direct torque control platform (DTC) used for ABB drives has been enhanced to offer even more accurate electric motor control. Our blog reveals more about the latest generation of this leading drives technology.

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors
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Help: I need a flood water pump!

Has the recent heavy rain left you with flood water to move urgently? Then get your hands on a Gibbons submersible pump, with next-day express delivery available.

Pumps & Controls
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What is a multistage centrifugal pump?

If you've ever wondered "what is a multistage pump?" then take a look at our latest blog explaining the purpose of this equipment and how it functions.

Pumps & Controls
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5 fascinating facts about pumps

We've got five interesting facts about pumps for you, so whether or not you're looking to buy water pumps, prepare to be surprised! 

Pumps & Controls
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Gibbons' quick guide to buying a pump

Ordering a pump isn't always straightforward, as there are many pump types and pump suppliers to choose from. Follow our quick guide and ensure you get the right pump for your application.

Pumps & Controls
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How does a centrifugal pump work?

Pumps are one of the most useful tools at work and in the home, but how exactly do they work? Today we explain how the common centrifugal pump works.

Pumps & Controls
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8 everyday places you'll find water pumps

We supply a wide range of pumps here, for domestic and industrial applications. But did you know just how many everyday places you'll find water pumps?

Pumps & Controls
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Gibbons jargon buster #16: What are wet-bulb and dry-bulb temperatures?

Gibbons' HVAC Services Manager Andrew Knight reveals what wet-bulb and dry-bulb temperatures are, having recently carried out testing work for clients E-co.

HVAC Services
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The ABB ACS550 AC drive explained

Discover the ABB ACS550 general-purpose AC drive and find out how it could be making your process more energy efficient and your life easier.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What is an ABB industrial drive?

ABB industrial drives make up part of Gibbons’ extensive portfolio of variable-speed drives and include the ACS800 and ACS880 models. Read on to find out a bit more about these invaluable devices.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How to save money with a Gibbons energy appraisal

We understand that increasing energy efficiency and cutting costs are fast becoming a priority in many industries using motor-driven processes. That’s why we offer an extensive energy appraisal that presents the energy-saving potential of selected applications to end users.

Variable-Speed Drives
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ABB micro drives explained

ABB micro drives make up part of Gibbons’ comprehensive range of variable-speed drives. Here we explain a bit more about these clever devices.

Variable-Speed Drives
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Meet the team - Layla Drewell

Layla Drewell joined the Gibbons team as Finance Manager in 2013. We took five minutes to quiz Layla about this busy role as well as discovering some of her favourite things.

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10 facts about variable-speed drives

Think you know everything about variable-speed drives? Our 10 fascinating facts may make you think again!

Variable-Speed Drives
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5 everyday places you'll find variable-speed drives

Variable-speed drives (VSDs) are best known for their use in industrial applications, but you may not know that VSDs can also be found in all kinds of everyday places. Here are five familiar situations where VSDs are used.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How load type affects variable-speed drive savings

There are several factors affecting the energy savings you’ll enjoy from a variable-speed drive, including the type of load being driven. Here we look at the three main types of load.

Variable-Speed Drives
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How to maintain a variable-speed drive

As with all electro-mechanical equipment, a variable-speed drive (VSD) needs to be looked after properly to ensure you get the best performance and longest service life from it. Here are five top tips for effective drives maintenance.

Variable-Speed Drives
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What's the difference between variable-speed drives and variable-frequency drives?

If you’re in the market for variable-speed drives, you’ll have noticed that they’re sometimes referred to as variable-frequency drives. So what’s the difference?

Variable-Speed Drives
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Is remote monitoring available for ABB drives?

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