In The News
A Turkey voting for Christmas?
Let us get one thing straight about Hinkley Point C nuclear station. It does not follow that PM Theresa May’s approval to build means that we shall (in that immortal phrase ) definitely be cooking our Christmas turkeys with its power in 2025.
Launching this year’s industry conference season, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) will be having a major presence at the industry-leading UK Construction Week, being held at the NEC in Birmingham from 18 – 20 October.
ABB and Fluor have formed a global strategic partnership for the execution of large turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects for electrical substations. By combining ABB’s world-leading technology and its market leadership position in power transmission and distribution with Fluor’s expertise and experience in delivering large EPC projects, the partnership will help meet the evolving need of power grids across the globe for safe, reliable and state-of-the-art electrical substations.
Napit is inviting installers nationwide to join them as they continue on their tour of the country with Napit Expo… On the Road 2016. Providing technical knowledge, insight, facts and opinion on vital industry topics and the latest industry regulations and standards. The free roadshow has six events remaining starting on 26 October in Surrey, then onto Wrexham, Bristol, Chelmsford, Plymouth and Southampton throughout November. Discover all dates on the Napit Expo website www.napitexpo.co.uk.
Following a new report on future energy provision by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has voiced its full support for the report’s recommendation to boost the UK’s energy storage capacity and demand side response.
Delegates from over 150 countries meeting in Rwanda reached what was described as a “monumental” deal by agreeing an amendment to the Montreal protocol on the phase out of the use of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), the gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration.
The new generation of wienet v3 Industrial routers have been designed for use in harsh environmental conditions with temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +75 °C. The input voltage range from 10 DC to 60 V DC also enables a PoE (Power over Ethernet) option.
Varilight’s market leading V-Pro LED dimmers series has been enhanced with new high power versions available across the range. The new dimmers are designed to control up to 30 dimmable LEDs with a maximum load rating for LED of 300W.
Lighting and wiring accessories manufacturer, Scolmore Group, has added to its popular Inceptor range of integrated LED Downlights, with a non-fire-rated version that provides contractors with a high-quality, cost-saving LED solution for lighting projects.
As network operators and consumers become more and more aware of the importance of the security of supply in electrical power systems, they are becoming increasingly interested in the continuous measurement of power quality. In order to identify problems at an early stage and to be able to take appropriate preventative measures, the first step is to use a suitable measuring system to closely analyse the supply system or technical equipment over a longer time period. Depending on the specific facility and application, the requirements to be met by a suitable measuring system are very varied and include a wide range of different measurement functions.
Formerly Borri, Power Control (PCL) has received a glowing review for its electrical expertise and high performance UPS solutions from one of the world’s largest travel sites.
Due to continued business expansion, the global travel review company recently replaced its 60kVA, end of life unit with the purchase of two Borri B8000FXS 20kVA UPS units, which are now handling added capacity the company’s newest facility.
Testing underground – and undersea – high-voltage power cables is always a challenging task and has often involved the use of huge lorry-mounted test sets. As Damon Mount of Megger explains, however, recent developments mean that much smaller, easily transportable test sets can now provide results that are accurate, detailed and dependable.
DatacenterDynamics moves to new London venue to launch the ZettaStructure
- 01 November 2016 - 02 November 2016
- Old Billingsgate Market
- OLD BILLINGSGATE MARKET OLD BILLINGSGATE, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
The 24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, UK
- 12 June 2017 - 15 June 2017
- 12 - 15 June 2017
DataCentres Ireland is in its fifth year and combines both a dedicated exhibition and a adjacent multi-streamed conference, giving attendees access to the latest in information, best practice, products, services and solutions.
- 08 November 2016 - 09 November 2016