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We have moved!

We are delighted to announce that we have recently opened our new premises at Silverdale Enterprise Park in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. This exciting development sees a major expansion for the company – increasing warehouse capacity to 20,000 square feet allowing us to expand our stocks of buffer tanks, pre-insulted pipes and other heating components. Customers will benefit […]

Chilled water tanks – uses and technical information

At Mibec we supply a wide range of water storage and Buffer tank products. Although usually associated with heating applications, this short article describes how buffer tanks can be used in chilled water storage and cooling applications and describes some of the important technical details to look for when selecting a tank. Chilled Water (CHW) systems used […]

Pre-insulated pipe – Jointing Costs of Steel vs Polymer

Underground pre-insulated pipes are used in district heating schemes to connect the various buildings on the site to a centralised heat source. The pre-insulated pipes are designed to maintain the water temperature when in transit (avoiding heat losses to improve energy efficiency). When planning a district heating project the designer will often have a choice […]

Buffer tanks for CHP projects

At Mibec we supply a wide range of water storage and Buffer tank products; in this short article we take a closer look at the application of buffer tanks in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems (projects where the power generation unit produces both heat and electricity for one or more buildings). Buffer tanks form […]

Calorifiers – What are they, sizing and uses

At Mibec we supply a wide range of different tank products for hot water applications; in this short article we take a look at Calorifiers – specifically what are they, their sizing and uses. Calorifiers are basically water storage tanks fitted with a suitable heating coil in their lower half. This can then be connected […]

What is a District Heating network?

At Mibec we pride ourselves on being at the foremost of District Heating solutions and have a great range of products available to enable the customer to assemble systems to meet their needs. In this short article we investigate the key components of a District Heating network. District heating overview First of all, what is […]

How are HIUs used in flats and apartment projects?

Heat Interface Units (HIUs) are an ideal solution for use in multi-occupancy dwelling projects such as flats and apartment blocks. Projects such as these lend themselves well to the concept of communal heating (e.g. having a single central plant room supplying the entire building) as a collaborative strategy for saving all of the occupant’s money […]

History of District Heating

A District Heating project is where there is a single centralised heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water two or more separate buildings on the site via an underground pipe network. At the heart of the district heating philosophy is the concept of improving energy efficiency, reducing CO2 and saving on […]

District heating pipe layout patterns – what are the opinions and benefits?

A district heating network has a heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water to two or more separate buildings in a project. This central heat source (gas boiler or a renewable technology) will then be connected to the various buildings in the scheme via an underground pre-insulated pipe network. This is […]

Bespoke Sized Buffer Tanks

At Mibec we supply a wide range of water storage and Buffer tank products, in this short article we look at our new bespoke tanks manufacturing service. Often used in district heating projects in conjunction with a renewable heat source, a buffer vessel retains thermal energy for later use and can supplement the heat source […]