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  • PressBoost in January

    PressBoost in January

    January was another busy month here at PressBoost. Throughout the month we carried out a large amount of service work across the country, into Scotland and onto the Isle of Man. This represents the core of our business and something we pride ourselves on. Service and maintenance of pressurisation and booster sets is imperative to […]
  • Express Gifts

    Express Gifts

    The Project: We were recently contacted by Express Gifts to help deal with a long standing problem of pressure issues at one of their sites. We attended site to find that their current method of supplying water around the building was via storage tanks in the roof; feeding the building atmospherically. However, as has been […]
  • Twin Pump Horizontal Booster Set Replacement

    Twin Pump Horizontal Booster Set Replacement

    The Background: This booster set replacement was carried out in the centre of Manchester in November 2017. The existing booster set was down to a single pump, running constantly and barely delivering pressure. This was largely due to the dilapidated state of the set due to a lack of repairs when necessary over the years. […]
  • Replacement and repair of 6″ Pressure Regulating Valve

    Replacement and repair of 6″ Pressure Regulating Valve

    We are always looking at ways to provide more cost effective service for the customer. This job was carried out at a prestige site in Manchester, they had two 6″ pressure regulating valves that fed cold water to the entire building (20 plus floors), they were desperately in need of repair. Site could not afford […]
  • Importance of Pressure and Booster Unit Maintenance

    Importance of Pressure and Booster Unit Maintenance

    Our mission: Here at PressBoost our primary concern is to provide comprehensive quality service and repair to all makes and types of Pressurisation and Booster equipment. Servicing of Pressure and Booster equipment is absolutely pivotal to the longevity of your plant. The majority of manufacturers will only guarantee the gas charge of a pressure vessel […]
  • Control Panel Modifications

    Control Panel Modifications

    The job: One of the many aspects of works we carry out here at PressBoost is control modifications. All of our engineers are control specialists and highly experienced working in control panels. Recently at a site in Bury we replaced 4 x contactors and overloads feeding the supply and extract fans to the building. Two […]
  • RPZ Valve Servicing

    RPZ Valve Servicing

    The Legal Requirement: One of the most important services we offer at PressBoost is servicing of RPZ (backflow prevention) devices.  Quick filling loops which used to be installed to most pressurised heating systems are no longer satisfactory, as LTHW & CHW pressurised systems are now in the main classified as Fluid Category 4 and therefore […]
  • 3 x Pressurisation Unit Installations

    3 x Pressurisation Unit Installations

    The background: These jobs were carried out at 3 different hotels in Bournemouth. All 3 units were u/s and in need of replacement. As a result, PressBoost installed all 3 units in a 2 day trip, thus, by combining the 3 jobs into such a small time frame we managed to save on labour and travelling expenses […]
  • Fixed Speed to Variable Speed Booster Replacement

    Fixed Speed to Variable Speed Booster Replacement

    The Justification: Here at PressBoost something we take seriously is energy savings, the conversion from fixed speed to variable speed pumps typically results in 30-50% energy savings (one large hotel in Daresbury saw savings of 53%). The larger the motor, typically the larger the saving. Fixed speed pumps often run on timer and if the accumulator vessels […]
  • Wall Mounted Pressurisation Unit Replacement

    Wall Mounted Pressurisation Unit Replacement

    The Install: PressBoost carried out this installation recently replacing a U/S wall mounted Pressurisation Unit with a Lowara Mini Presfix. The existing wall mounted unit had 2 U/S piston pumps which were not suitable for the size of the system, the Mini Presfix benefits from having two peripheral turbine pumps. Additionally, the expansion vessel supporting the […]
  • PressBoost New Headquarters Renovation

    PressBoost New Headquarters Renovation

    Background: In August 2016 we managed to secure our new, larger premises that will be our home for the foreseeable future. We are still conveniently located in Prestwich, just off the M60 motorway. The building dates back to 1892, over the years it has been a Co-op building, a butchers and slaughterhouse (with a path connecting the cellar […]
  • Home Booster Replacement

    Home Booster Replacement

    The Installation: Here at PressBoost we offer service and maintenance to domestic booster units as well as commercial. Recently we replaced a home booster unit at a school in Liverpool. The existing Grundfos unit had obsolete controls and a failed control board, therefore, the only suitable alternative was replacement. We replaced the unit with a Lowara […]
  • Foot Load Sensor Pressurisation Unit Replacement

    Foot Load Sensor Pressurisation Unit Replacement

    The Install: PressBoost carried out this pressurisation unit replacement at a site in Salford. The existing foot load sensor pressurisation unit had numerous single points of failure and site had been inundated with problems with the equipment. Additionally, multiple parts were obsolete, as a result, the most cost effective and reliable solution was to replace the unit. […]
  • Fixed to Variable Speed Booster Unit Conversion

    Fixed to Variable Speed Booster Unit Conversion

    This installation was carried out at a site in Manchester City Centre. The existing unit was fixed speed and obsolete, furthermore, one of the two pumps had failed and as such the building was running on only one pump. This building has recently been renovated and is a grade two listed building with several high profile […]
  • The NEW PressBoost DIGICAB Pressurisation Unit

    The NEW PressBoost DIGICAB Pressurisation Unit

    PressBoost have recently designed and began installing our new DIGICAB pressurisation unit. Currently in our pressurisation unit range we already have the Autopress and Digipress, which are both wall mounted. The DIGICAB is a floor mounted equivalent of the Digipress. One recent install with the new DIGICAB was at a site in Leeds, the site had […]
  • Two pump variable speed booster unit replacement

    Two pump variable speed booster unit replacement

    This site in Wrexham required a replacement variable speed booster unit due to having a number of issues with their existing equipment. The No. 1 pump and inverter were U/S and required replacement, the customer asked PressBoost to quote for a replacement modern equivalent unit with a controller that is more user friendly. As a result PressBoost installed […]
  • Pressurisation Unit and Pressure vessels replacement

    Pressurisation Unit and Pressure vessels replacement

    This site in Liverpool had multiple problems with their heating system that were causing reliability issues. The control board on the existing LTHW pressure unit was faulty and obsolete while one of the pumps was U/S. Furthermore, both of the 500 litre vessels were U/S. PressBoost replaced both 500 Litre vessels and replaced the pressure unit with a […]
  • Leisure Centre Twin Pump Booster Unit Replacement

    Leisure Centre Twin Pump Booster Unit Replacement

    This site in Manchester had an array of problems with the existing twin pump fixed speed booster unit. Most controls were u/s, both pumps were in poor condition and are now obsolete. As you can see from the pictures below the unit was extremely dilapidated and ageing:                 […]
  • F&E conversion  to pressurised system

    F&E conversion to pressurised system

    This large hotel in Llandudno had an F&E tank in the roof feeding the heating system, however, they were having a number of issues with this method of operation, primarily they were struggling with poor flow which was causing severe disruption to the heating system. As a result PressBoost installed a Lowara Presfix Beta MKII (high output) pressurisation […]
  • Pressurisation Unit Covnersion

    Pressurisation Unit Covnersion

    This job was carried out at a site in Daresbury, Cheshire. The existing spill and fill pressurisation unit was extremely dilapidated and ageing state. Most controls were u/s, the pipework was consistently blocking and the tank was backed up with sludge. The multiplicity of issues led to reliability problems with the unit, something which was costing […]