In Control – The Kempston HVAC & Process Control Team

Kempston Controls has an enviable reputation amongst it peers for the provision of high-quality products from world leading brands at the best possible prices, all with expedited delivery.

Controlling the Process

To add yet more strings to our bow the newly created HVAC & Process Control Team brings decades of relevant industrial expertise to help provide you with technical product solutions for your next installation or retrofitting project.

Knowing What Works

With Kempston Controls extensive HVAC and control product offering this experienced team knows what works and backed with competitive pricing, exceptional stock levels and exemplary service they have the foundation to help serve you better.

Continually updated and trained by leading manufacturers in the latest design and product innovations, the Process Control Team can source top brand products along with the best value alternatives to suit your needs and pricing requirements.

Extensive HVAC Product Knowledge

The HVAC & Process Controls Team are here to help you choose the right product from a vast range of stocked items including:

  • Sensors
  • Metering
  • Valves and actuators
  • Level Detection devices
  • Pressure Sensors and Switches
  • Thermostats
  • Heating Controls
  • Flow Devices

Supplied from a breadth of leading manufacturers including – ABB, BURKERT, Danfoss, Danfoss Heating, Endress & Hauser, Gems, Honeywell, Honeywell FEMA, Schneider Process, SICK and Siemens.

Process control and HVAC

This dedicated team can provide Service and Facilities Management companies with commercial spares as well as Building Controls and BMS peripheral equipment to System Integrators and Mechanical Contractors.

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Meet the HVAC and Process Control Team!

Sandeep Sarpal

Sandeep became involved in the HVAC industry back in 2008, when he joined a leading manufacturer of gas valves, pressure switches, flow sensors, valve actuators, building controls and other control products. Rising rapidly through the ranks from Technical Sales to Sales Manager and Product Champion, he joined Kempston Controls in 2020 as a Commercial Manager of the Process Division.

Paul Earl

Paul’s career began a few decades ago with a 4-year Electronics Apprenticeship which then led to 20 years of service in various roles in the electronics and radio & satellite communications industry.  A change of pace led to Paul working as an electrician for a small local building company for a while and then on to Danfoss, joining their heating technical support team for a number of years. Paul has been with Kempton Controls since 2018 working within the technical team.

Luciano Piccini

With an Electrical Engineering BSc degree, Luciano has been engaged with the industrial sector his whole career in a variety of roles and functions: Account, Regional, National and Product, Project, Plant & Production Manager and Sales and Marketing Consultant roles. Providing technical and commercial support for a range of products including Process industries field instrumentation; Control (DCS/PLC), Scada, F&G, ESD, EMS systems; Analytical systems, VSDs, Power Houses (Engineered packaged solutions). At the beginning of his career Luciano was involved with electronic components, ERP systems and embedded electronic system design (HW+SW).

Comprehensive Support
All of this backed up with comprehensive technical support before during and after the installation process to help you easily integrate your chosen HVAC & Process Control hardware into your system and for any upgrades you might need! Call them today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411, email them at or use the enquiry from to discuss your requirements.

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Thermal Solutions Team

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Thermal Solutions – the Team with the Answers to your Thermal Installation Issues

Kempston Controls, one of the United Kingdom’s leading supplier of Industrial Automation and Control Products, has expanded its dedicated customer service technical teams even further!

Say hello to the new Thermal Solutions team!
This new team consists of highly skilled engineers with decades of Industrial Process Heating and Thermal Control installation experience behind them. Versatile, they provide problem-solving solutions, system integration for all manner of industrial and commercial applications. Innovative burner system solutions and product sourcing for obsolete products are just some of the services on offer. This team has done it all and was conceived to help Industrial and Commercial customers source the perfect heating and cooling products for their latest or existing installation.

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Ideal Thermal Solutions

The Thermal Solution team has all the answers to your Thermal Product conundrums. They can perform site surveys to identify what products are needed and to help you improve the efficiency and operation of your existing or pending installations. But that’s not all; this team can also help with equipment configuration, set-up and programming and can even coordinate the site installation of the new hardware.

• Site Survey to identify & supply critical burner spares.
• Identification of obsolete / non-compliant hardware.
• Selection/Configuration & programming of new hardware
• Identify opportunities for heat recovery and efficiency improvements
• Supply replacement burners to meet the required regulations (e.g. EN746-2 / NFPA-86)
• Coordinate the site installation of new hardware

They can help you choose the right Burner from all the leading brands including Eclipse, Maxon, Hauck and more. What components are the best for your installation based upon your application and criteria? They can specify isolation valves, filters, shut-off valves, pressure switches and more. A team to rely on, the Thermal Solutions team can also provide customers with a fully prepared fuel and air control scheme, complete with a cross-referenced parts list and quotation.

• Burner selection for all applications (Eclipse / Maxon / Hauck / Kromschröder)
• Component selection based on application & operating criteria (Isolation Valves, Filters, Pressure Regulators, Safety Shut-off valves, Control Valves, Pressure Switches)
• Preparation of a Fuel & Air control scheme with cross-referenced parts list & quotation.
• Selection of the latest Flame Monitoring & Burner Control Units (Kromschröder/Honeywell/Siemens/Karl Dungs)
• Selection of heat recovery equipment: Recuperators / Air-Air Heat Exchangers / Self-Recuperative Burners

Outstanding Brand Access
With Kempston Controls comprehensive product portfolio providing the Thermal Solutions team with access to just about every possible product combination from all the World’s leading brands, they can source it all.

Brands Include:

Comprehensive Support
All of this backed up with comprehensive technical support before during and after the installation process to help you easily integrate your chosen Thermal Control hardware into your system and for any upgrades you might need!

Kempston Controls is here to support you every step of the way through your Thermal Solution installation, from inception to installation. Give us a call on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 or email the team directly at today! We look forward to hearing from you!


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Vulcan to the sky

Avro Vulcan & Kempston Controls Take To The Sky

At the start of the year, Kempston Controls partnered with Eaton to provide the Vulcan to the Sky Trust with a donation of rare fuses which are essential to keep Vulcan XH558 airworthy. The Bussmann 059-0125 and 011-9127 fuses are used in the flying control motor circuits and are susceptible to fatigue due to the cycling of the motors driving the hydraulic pumps that drive the flying control surfaces.

About the Vulcan To The Sky Trust

Vulcan To The Sky Trust is a charitable organisation who in 2005 began to restore the retired Vulcan XH558 delta-winged bomber, and in 2007, after more than 14 years of being grounded, completed three successful test flights. In 2008, after another successful test flight, the Civil Aviation Authority granted permission for Vulcan XH558 to perform at the RAF Waddington Air show.

In early 2015 the trust announced that the current 2015 flying season would be it’s last. Although the goal was to keep the Vulcan flying for a few more years, at the start of 2015 the ‘technical authorities’ (BAE Systems, Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group and Rolls-Royce) legally required to support the airworthiness of the Vulcan announced the withdrawal of their support – XH558 was forced to cease flying in October 2015. Although the aircraft was safe to fly, the structure and systems were then more than 10% beyond the flying hours of any other Vulcan and the knowledge base of Vulcan-era technologies within the technical authorities was deemed to have fallen too far to support the aircraft.

Since grounding Vulcan XH558 the Trust has established an education programme which works closely with schools, colleges and other organisations. While still being kept airworthy and capable of accelerating dramatically along the runway, the Vulcan XH558 is being used to inspire and educate new generations of young people.

Vulcan LandingAbout the Avro Vulcan XH558

Vulcan XH558 is a jet-powered delta-winged strategic nuclear bomber operated, when in service, by the Royal Air Force during the Cold War. An iconic example of British engineering with XH558 being the last Vulcan in service until 1984 when it was retired. With an impressive list of technical achievements including being the first successful large delta wing aircraft, leading directly to Concorde and the Space Shuttle, XH588 could deliver performance and agility so close to a jet fighter’s that it was given a fighter-style control column.

The XH558 first flew in 1960, and was one of the few Vulcan models converted for a maritime reconnaissance role in 1973, and then as an air-to-air refuelling tanker in 1982. In 1984, once withdrawn, it continued with the RAF’s Vulcan Display Flight, performing until 1992.

In 1993 it was sold to C Walton Ltd who used it for ground-based displays at their Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire until 1999. Through a combination of public donations and lottery funding, it was restored to fully functional condition by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, who returned it to flight on 18 October 2007.

To learn more about Avro Vulcan XH558 & their current project, Operation Safeguard to build a hanger and exhibition hall, head to their website:

Kempston Controls is a leading distributor of electrical process control and automation products and electronic components with a world-leading reputation for stock, service, competitive pricing and next-day delivery. Our diverse product portfolio includes; proximity and motion sensors, humidity and temperature sensor data loggers, fuses, light curtains, electrical connectors, actuators, safety relays, panel meters, emergency stops and much more.

Welcome Matthew & Mike

Welcome Matthew and Mike!

Kempston Controls are pleased to announce that Matthew Law & Mike Evans are joining our Thermal Division as Combustion Solution Engineers. Welcome to the team!

Both bring a wealth of knowledge and we’re looking forward to welcoming and integrating them into our team and providing our customers with another exceptional service.

We caught up with both Matthew & Mike to learn more about them:

Matthew Law:

I worked for Kromschroder for 21 years starting off as an apprentice where I trained in the assembly of pipe trains for customers. From there I moved into AutoCAD design where I designed the pipe trains I was building. After this I started to get more involved in technical support of the components in the UK, where I would support customers on the selection of components, any issues they had and alternative options. Then I moved into external sales where I managed customer accounts and finally worked as a senior technical sales engineer where I was designing burner systems for customers.

My strengths are:

  • Kromschroder components: the full range from basic gas valves through to complex burner controllers.
  • Working with customers on alternative options if parts are discontinued. This can also be alternatives from other suppliers
  • System integration: working with customers on how the components they are using impact the system they have, safety and operational wise.
  • Customer care: liaising with customers to support with component selection, spare parts and installation requirements. Furthermore, programming of burner controllers and alternative system controls that could help improve the efficiency of kilns, furnaces etc.
  • I am very familiar with EN746-2 which is the standard for thermal processing equipment and covers the safety requirements for fuel handling that are part of industrial furnaces.
  • I am a very approachable person and love the challenge of a difficult requirement or question where I have to really think in order to come up with a solution.

Mike Evans:

I’m looking forward to working with the dynamic & diverse team at Kempston Controls. I bring more than 30 years of experience from the industrial process heating industry and a passion for problem-solving. My previous roles have included Sales Account Management, Project Management and Combustion Systems Engineer at Eclipse Combustion Ltd. I worked more recently as a Burner Solution Engineer at Elster Metering Ltd (part of Honeywell Thermal Solutions).

At Eclipse and Honeywell we served all industries and worked closely with equipment supplied by Elster/Jeavons, Kromschroder, ASCO, Burkert, Karl Dungs, Siemens, Bryan Donkin & Honeywell to name but a few.

Welcome to the Kempston Controls family!

For all your industrial automation and process heating needs contact us today on 01933 411411, email or head to our website

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Cut-Resistant Gloves

Infographic: Cut-Resistant Gloves

Choosing the right cut-resistant gloves is a challenge for safety professionals who simply can’t afford to get it wrong.

Since new standards such as EN388:2016 in Europe and ANSI-105 2016 in North America have simplified classifications for cut-resistant levels, knowing the protection level is easier to understand. However, how can you be sure you’re using the right level of cut protection for your application?

That’s where we come in. Below you can find our handy infographic on Cut resistant gloves and how they can apply to your industry.

What’s more, here at Kempston Controls we have access to a range of reusable cut resistant gloves and can advise you on all manners of personal protective equipment.

View the Range of Reusable Gloves

Call our sales teams on 01933 411411 or email for more information.

Cut-resistant gloves

Here at Kempston Controls we have access to a range of reusable cut resistant gloves and can advise you on all manners of personal protective equipment.

View the Range of Reusable Gloves

Call our sales teams on 01933 411411 or email for more information.

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Honeywell Channel Partner of the Year in Northern Europe

Honeywell Channel Partner of the Year in Northern Europe

We are pleased to announce that Kempston Controls has been awarded the Honeywell Channel Partner of the Year award for Northern Europe for the second year in a row! Awarded for our commercial excellence and exceptional customer service, Honeywell also celebrated our distribution and integration of their industrial automation solutions.

“We are very proud to have received the prestigious Honeywell Thermal Solutions Channel Partner of the Year Award for Northern Europe for the second year running. Our success has come out of a close working partnership with Honeywell and a dedication to providing unsurpassed levels of service and support, combined with substantial investments in stock and training. We strive every day to be the best and have a philosophy of continuous improvement, looking to provide our customers with a faultless service. We are very much looking forward to the future and will continue our hard work and dedication to our Customers and Suppliers.”
Craig Barrowcliffe, Group Sales Director, Kempston Controls

Press Release from Honeywell


Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) this week unveiled its Channel Partner award winners, recognising the performance of its top Channel Partners in the APAC, Americas and EMEA regions. The winners were announced during Honeywell’s Global Virtual Channel Partner conference, which kicked off June 29 where Honeywell virtually hosted over 800 Channel Partner delegates from more than 80 countries across the world.

Honeywell awarded 38 Channel Partners for their commercial excellence and delivering exceptional customer service while distributing and integrating the company’s industrial automation solutions. Honourees surpassed their annual business goals by providing superior value to their customers.

“Our Channel Partners have delivered outstanding growth over the last three years which has far exceeded the market. This is all due to having great partners, great products and great execution,” said Lance Fuhr, executive sponsor Global Channels, HPS. “Our partners have taken advantage of our rapidly growing portfolio of channel ready products and remote software solutions. Customers are clamouring for remote connectivity and information from their assets, and Honeywell and our Channels Partners are in a great position to provide this for them.”

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Honeywell Channel Partner of the Year, Northern Europe – Kempston Controls Ltd.

About Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT)

Honeywell PMT develops process technologies, automation solutions, advanced materials and industrial software that are transforming industries around the world. PMT’s Advanced Materials businesses manufacture a wide variety of high-performance products including environmentally preferable materials used for the production of refrigerants, blowing agents, aerosols and solvents, pharmaceutical packaging, fine chemicals, additives and high strength-fibre for military, law enforcement and industrial use. Technologies developed by Honeywell UOP (, a leading provider in the oil and gas sector, form the foundation for most of the world’s refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. Honeywell Process Solutions ( is a pioneering provider of automation control, safety systems, field instrumentation, fuel delivery and burners, connected plant offerings, cybersecurity, tissue and packaging materials control systems, connected utility and metering solutions, and services for a wide range of industries.

About Honeywell

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

Established in the 1940s, Kempston Controls is a leading distributor of electrical process control and automation products and electronic components with a world-leading reputation for stock, service, competitive pricing and next-day delivery. Whatever your needs we hold a comprehensive range of products ready for immediate dispatch, call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or email us at to discuss your requirements.

Please be aware that we are now offering an Out of Hours Ordering Service (UK only) for a limited time, ensuring you can keep your manufacturing processes fully functional, you can access this service that’s available from 5 pm to 8 am and at weekends by calling +44 (0) 1933 656290.

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