Energy Storage

Power to gas energy storage is a solution to the utilisation of the increasing clean electricity generated by wind farms and solar which are now often in excess of 50% of the utility electricity mix. During periods of excess electricity capacity power can be used to produce hydrogen gas through electrolysis for use in hydrogen vehicles or fuel cells.

“Power-to-Gas Energy Storage is joined up energy systems thinking – it exploits the virtues of an existing asset (the gas grid) to decarbonise both electricity and gas networks.”

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Engineers need an answer

It was very amusing to hear that engineers at the most prominent engineering consultancies are failing to find the answer. The incessant need to find answers is sometimes the engineers fruitless fuel especially in the area of thermal comfort. Thermal comfort is not an engineering problem as there is no real one answer. This is not to say that engineering systems that fail to meet standard industry environmental requirements are not to be questioned but it is relevant to say that not everyone can be pleased all of the time.  Thermal comfort has no answer as comfortable conditions are a matter of perception and personal opinion. Occupancy surveys can provide data which can be analysed  to determine the most agreeable conditions for a particular environment but this a statistical analysis where the majority criteria can be determined and selected. Environmental engineering systems for thermal comfort must be designed for flexibility whereby occupants are given the opportunity to provide regular feed back into the controls system. The set points of the system can then be regulated to meet the requirements of the majority. And for the few, well “they need to eat more or put on a jumper” as the young technician I remember would say.

Aerospace Condition Survey’s

Our most recent appointment is the condition survey and reporting on specialist HVAC and Electrical Critical Services serving Clean Rooms in the Aerospace Sector.

The reports included primarily verification of age, lifecycle status and condition of plant in line with CIBSE Guide M recommendations. In addition, estimate costs were provided for plant replacements as part of a 3 year capital expenditure plan.

During our survey observations were provided in regards to health and safety, planned, preventative and reactive maintenance and technical engineering.

Our technical observations included items such as HVAC system configuration, critical plant redundancy and suitability of plant as a critical service.

In the critical engineering environment there is always room for continuous improvement and our initial reports can be developed into on going consultancy appointments for design, integration, installation, maintenance and operation.

Contact John Fletcher, Rougemont Building Services to discuss your valued enquires.


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Design & Integration

At Rougemont Building Services we are driven by the desire to ensure that building services engineering designs are produced to a high standard and are well integrated.

For us integration means bringing your engineering designs to life, ensuring that they meet user requirements and are coordinated into the buildings function, look and feel.

Building engineering systems should be designed to ensure the comfort and safety of occupants and building users. This could be through the installation of heating, cooling and/ or ventilation systems for thermal and respiratory comfort or the provision of fire detection and alarm systems or emergency lighting to maximise health and safety measures.

For all systems good design and integration will ensure that systems are efficient, effective and remain a benefit to the building users throughout their life cycle.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your enquires regarding higher standards of engineering design and integration within your existing and new buildings.

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Dippy and the Whale

It was fascinating watching the anticipation on the faces of the Natural History Museum leading scientists last night on the TV programme Horizon, BBC2 as they hoisted the 4.5 tonne blue whale skeleton up to its new hanging position in the Main Hall.

For me, watching the programme brought back very fond memories of my five year term at the museum as a young Mechanical and Electrical engineer and a position which really set the foundations for my ongoing career.

During my time at the museum I was involved in many highly prestigious projects including the construction of the Darwin Centre, the Wolfson Welcome Wing and the reinstatement of Gallery 26, the annual location of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

It was an honour and privilege to work with the fascinating people of the museum and to have been able to manage and coordinate the vast array of mechanical and electrical services which support the many significant and historic buildings around the museum estate.

I recommend you check out the links below to discover the fascinating world that resides at The Natural History Museum.

The Natural History Museum.

Horizon Dippy and the Whale




Rougemont Building Services

Specialising in the design, integration, installation, maintenance and operation of specialist industrial, commercial and residential engineering services systems including district energy, CHP, fuel cells, refrigeration, chilled water, steam, high temperature hot water, low temperature hot water, domestic hot and cold water, oil and gas, ventilation, air conditioning, BMS controls and electrical engineering.

Contact: John Fletcher MCIBSE CEng – mobile 07720 800918.