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Over 25% of all fires in Europe each year are caused by an electrical defect, according to the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection. Despite huge advances in safety measures such as smoke detectors, these accidents still result in 4,000 deaths, 70,000 hospital admissions and property damage rising as high as €126bn.

News this week has revealed energy regulator Ofgem has adjusted its safeguard tariff, controlling the maximum price of each unit of energy.

In one of its twice yearly adjustments, the regulator says the increase is justified, with £47 a year due to higher wholesale energy costs on a variable tariff with safeguard tariff rising to £1,136 in October for pre-paid fuel.

With the current 2018 record-breaking summer heatwave potentially stretching on into August, Bsria has created a seven steps to surviving in buildings, factory, office and workplace alike guide:

* Installation of external solar shading – technicalities, practicalities and location allowing. 

* Installing glazing that reduces solar gain – possibly 'green' foil that reflects high levels of radiant heat.

Rittal is supporting control and switchgear engineering as it transitions to Industry 4.0 and adopts its new VX25 large enclosure system.The new VX25 conversion assistant for parts lists provides free data and an intelligent selector and configurator, simplifying the transition from the TS 8 enclosure system to the new VX25 large enclosure system.

Control and switchgear manufacturers wanting to improve productivity, in line with Industry 4.0, need high-quality data to deliver the results they are looking for.

DataCentres Ireland, 20 - 21 November 2018, RDS, Dublin continues to attract the support of leading national and international associations and government bodies.


The High Performance+ Back-Lit panel from Integral LED provides 3500 Lumens at only 23W, running at an efficiency of 152lm/W. 

A large office installation could save you thousands of pounds per year on electricity costs compared to fluorescent units or less efficient LED panels.

Described by BSI as “a new benchmark in cable compliance” the BSI Kitemark for Cable Batch Verification is a new programme regulated and under the rigorous surveillance of the British Standards Institute.

Bender UK is penetrating the electric vehicle (EV) market further, with the addition of the Chargespot Berlin - a new and innovative smart commercial electric vehicle charge station.

The ENA recommendations for G59 give the required settings for generators to connect to the Grid, witnessed on-site by the Distribution Network Operator (DNO).

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