Stelrad makes the most of RIBA CPD accreditation

Leading radiator manufacturer – Stelrad – has had a hugely successful time following accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a CPD seminar provider.

The initial CPD seminar on offer to architects is based on explaining the technical differences between serial and parallel feed radiators and highlights how new serial feed technology helps reduce fuel costs and a property’s carbon footprint. The seminar takes attendees through the basics of radiator technology, explaining the mix of radiant and convection heat generated by them and highlighting the basis on which current radiators operate, using parallel feed technology which sees both front and back panels of a radiator heating up at the same time.

The seminar progresses into the concept of serial feed technology that is used in the new Stelrad Radical radiator range. This highlights how the Radical radiator from Stelrad sees the front panel heat up first and quickest and through the inclusion of factory fitted thermostatic valve controls, the heated water is allowed into the back panel only when a pre-determined temperature has been reached.

The seminar explains how vitally, the serial feed radiator has a measurably positive effect on the boiler as well. Because the water leaving the radiator is cooler than from a traditional parallel feed radiator, a condensing boiler will actually condense more efficiently, ensuring the maximum energy efficiency from the boiler as well.

The overall measureable effects of using a serial feed radiator has been independently assessed by KIWA as a 10.5% energy saving which is impressive by any standards.

Stelrad’s second CPD seminar highlights information about Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators. These radiators have been devised for use in buildings where the young, the elderly or the vulnerable may live, work or visit – and where burns from the potential surface temperature of a radiator – of up to 70°C – may cause damage to people.

The seminar is all about how to avoid and comply with legislation relating to these products and how to provide guidance on the use of Low Surface Temperature steel panel radiators for space heating with reference to a) Working principles, b) The requirement for safety in public, healthcare and education applications and c) Relevant regulations and standards. It’s also to raise awareness of LSTs – Low Surface Temperature radiators – for safe space heating in healthcare, schools, and other public buildings.

Stelrad’s Product Manager is Chris Harvey:

“We’re delighted to have received accreditation from RIBA to become a provider of regular CPD seminars for its members and have been able to deliver these seminars regularly since we were accredited. It’s an important step forward for us and we’ve enjoyed meeting RIBA members around the country and we plan to add addit

onal seminars to raise levels of understanding in the heating sector amongst architects up and down the country.”

To find out more about these CPD seminars, to arrange for them to be given at your offices, and to organise visits to theStelrad factory in Mexborough, please contact the CPD Co-ordinator, Stelrad Radiators by calling 01709 578950 or by emailing info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stelrad.com/" target="_blank">info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stelrad.com