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Famous places you’ll find our systems

By | S&S Northern

Here at S&S Northern we have been designing, manufacturing and selling gas safety systems for over 20 years and in that time have seen our systems installed in some very famous places.

Some of the most recognisable places we’ve had our panels in include:

  • Abbey Road Studio
  • Claridges
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Legoland, Windsor
  • London Fire Brigade Stations
  • Old Trafford
  • The Olympic Village
  • Pizza Hut
  • Twickenham Stadium
  • Wetherspoon’s
  • Wembley Arena
  • Windsor Castle

We have sales reps who cover the whole of the United Kingdom as well as offices based in Manchester and just outside London. To take a look at our wide range of products click here or to contact us for more information click here or use the numbers below:

Northern office: +44 (0) 1257 470 983
Southern office: +44 (0) 1702 291 725

Product designer

Meet our Product Designer

By | S&S Northern

Ever wondered how our products go from an idea to a reality? Luckily, we design and manufacture all of our products on site, and have sat down with our Head of Design, Dariusz, to ask him some of your questions:

How long have you worked with S&S Northern?  I have worked with S&S Northern since 2004, so for 14 years.

What is a fun fact about you?  Something that not many people know about me is that I used to play professional handball for Poland.

How many products have you designed for S&S Northern? I have designed 56 products in total for S&S Northern – this number shocked me too!

What is your favourite thing about product design?  Definitely the challenge, I love problem solving and product design is like doing a puzzle.

Which S&S Northern panel are you most proud of? I am most proud of the CT1750 because it is one of the most complicated.

How long does it take to design a panel? On average, it takes around a month to design one product.

What is your design process? My design process starts with research in order to find out if what I want to do is possible, then once I know what to do I put everything together and test my theory. If it does not work I go back and correct it, if it does work I pass it on for manufacturing here on site.

What is the most challenging thing about designing products? The most challenging thing is keeping up with evolving technologies. It is so important to be up to date so we always stay ahead of our competition in this industry.

If you could have designed anything that exists today what would it be and why? This is a hard one! However, as I love coffee so much I would love to have designed a fancy coffee machine.

To find out more about our product range, please click here or contact us using the relevant number below:

Northern office: +44 (0) 1257 470 983
Southern office: +44 (0) 1702 291 725

Merlin 3000S

Introducing the Merlin 3000S

By | Industry News, Latest News, S&S Northern

The wait is over and we are pleased to reveal our brand new product, the Merlin 3000S. The Merlin 3000S is an energy saving system designed specifically for commercial kitchens. The system acts as an interlock between ventilation and the gas solenoid valve, while also varying the speed of the ventilation via 0-10VDC outputs.

Advantages of the Merlin 3000S include:

  • Full compliance with: BS6173:2009 / IGEM/UP19 / DW172 / CIBSE TM50
  • Control ventilation automatically based on real-time gas consumption and CO2 levels in the kitchen
  • Interlock with ventilation using either Fan Current Sensors or Air PD Switches
  • Optional Gas Proving function
  • Control ventilation automatically based on real-time gas consumption and CO2 levels in the kitchen
  • Optical and duct heat sensors to maintain optimum ventilation rate as per DW172
  • Ventilation rates reduced when gas usage and CO2 is low to reduce energy consumption
  • Minimised heat loss via extraction by reducing the fan speeds when gas usage and CO2 are minimal
  • Pulsed output gas meter can be linked with other building systems to monitor the kitchen
  • Reduces ventilation noise levels at times of low kitchen activity
  • Clear full colour TFT display for the user info and easy calibration
  • Takes responsibility for sufficient ventilation control away from kitchen staff
  • Maintains the air balance between supply and extract ventilation creating a negative pressure in the kitchen to control cooking odours
  • Will accept Methane, LPG and CO detectors
  • Can be linked to remote knock-off buttons, fire alarm and BMS
  • Covered by the S&S Northern 3 year warranty

To find out more about the Merlin 3000S please click here or contact us using the relevant number below:

Northern office: +44 (0) 1257 470 983
Southern office: +44 (0) 1702 291 725

S&S TO LAUNCH NEW PRODUCT AT HOTELYMPIA 2018

By | Industry News, Latest News, S&S Northern

 

We are pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at Hotelympia from 5th-11th March 2018 at the Excel, London. Come and find us on stand 1639 to see our market leading range of gas interlock systems and to discuss how we can help you meet the latest commercial kitchen regulations.

Also, be the first to get a sneak peek of our exciting new product, the Merlin 3000S. Featuring the latest technologies, the Merlin 3000S is an energy saving, vent on demand system designed specifically for commercial kitchens. The system acts as a traditional gas interlock, while also varying the speed of the ventilation via a 0-10VDC output based on the cooking load and kitchen environment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

S&S Northern are now providing CO2 protection to Scotland’s households

By | S&S Northern

S&S Northern has launched its new Merlin CO2 24hr AVG Monitor in line with the Scottish Technical Handbook October 2015. 

The Merlin CO2 24hr AVG by S&S Northern is a household carbon dioxide monitoring system specifically designed in line with the Scottish technical handbook. If the CO2 reaches alarm level the Merlin CO2 24hr AVG monitor will illuminate ‘High’ to indicate a visual and audible alarm to alert occupants to improve the ventilation in the room. The Merlin CO2 AVG Monitor will also record an average CO2 reading over the previous 24 hours in accordance with the set regulations along with an integrated mute button for the audible alarm.

The benefits of using the Merlin CO2 AVG Monitor include:
• Clear, easy to read LCD screen shows CO2 level and the average CO2 in the previous 24 hours
• Traffic light warning indication
• Integrated mute button
• 240VAC Mains powered
• Complies with the Scottish Technical Handbook October 2015 requirements for CO2 monitoring within domestic dwellings.
• 2 year Warranty, UK manufactured [/tab]

For further information on the Merlin CO2 AVG Monitor please do not hesitate to contact our office on ‘01257 470983’ or alternatively email ‘info@snsnorthern.com’.

Smoking barbecue causes Carbon Monoxide poisoning at Gordon Ramsay Restaurant

By | Industry News, Latest News, S&S Northern

Two people, believed to be staff members, at the chef’s London House brasserie had to be assessed for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning and adjoining flats were evacuated after a carbon monoxide alarm was activated.

Two fire engines and an ambulance were called to the scene, in Battersea, South-West London. Dr Deborah Turbitt from Public Health England warned of the dangers posed by burning charcoal.
‘It is extremely dangerous to have a lit or smoldering barbecue indoors or in an enclosed space. This is because barbecues emit carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas that you can’t taste, smell or see.’

This potentially life threatening incident could have been prevented by using one of our Carbon Monoxide Detectors, which will provide an audible and visual alarm if the levels rise to a dangerous level. Our Carbon Monoxide detectors will also close the gas solenoid valve preventing further use of gas in the building until the levels reach a safe level, therefore avoiding any additional safety hazards. When using our CT1750 with a Carbon Monoxide or CO2 detector, this has the facility  to automatically increase the speed of the fans if dangerous levels are detected, even if the panel is switched to the off position. For a full range of our gas safety systems please contact S&S Northern direct or visit our website http://snsnorthern.com/

CT1750

CT1750

Full details of the news coverage can be found on the following link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4699978/Gordon-Ramsay-restaurant-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-scare.html

The Only Way is Essex

By | S&S Northern

S&S Northern was established in 1995 in Chorley, Lancashire. The aim of S&S Northern was simple! To design and build quality gas safety products, matched with outstanding customer service and back up. Following 10 years of successful growth, we then opened our South East branch based in Southend on Sea, Essex in 2005 to meet the increased demand in the South East and London.

“Our vision was not to be a local company, but a national company. We know our customer service is what separates us from our competitor. Opening an Essex branch was pivotal to our growth and maintaining our exceptional customer service,” said Managing Director Steve McMahon.

James Lloyd and Alex Lloyd opened the office in April 2005 and still manage the branch today. They now employ an additional five staff members. Kate Lloyd (Admin) Margret Lloyd (Accounts) Dariusz Kamieniak (Technical) Dan Cahill (Sales) and David Wenn (Sales)

“Over recent years our growth has been incredible” Manager James Lloyd “Our commitment to provide a great service to all customers from consultant level to installations engineers has been the catalyst to our success”.

Manager Alex Lloyd “We feel nobody in our market can offer the same level of service, quality products and innovative features. We are grateful to all of our customers, without them we would not have the nationwide success we have today.”

The S&S Northern team now has coverage in Northern and Southern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland