For those who despair about the political machinations of Brexitland, here is a cautionary tale from South America, and the way in which the electricity market is run there.
Surprisingly, despite the dangers, high-voltage electrical engineering can often be one of the safest areas to work. While it might sound like a daunting way to spend your nine-to-five, John Smith, managing director at Smith Brothers, looks at some of the sector’s stringent health and safety regulations which protect workers – both on- and off-site.
The island of Ireland as a whole is heavily reliant on electricity from Great Britain. The Republic and the North have constituted one single energy market ever since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Effectively, a discrete energy island – save for just two underwater power links, both of which go to Great Britain.
From diesel to electric locomotives, the railway industry has seen numerous advancements since the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the dawn of steam-powered rail travel. Simone Bruckner, managing director of Cressall Resistors, discusses how braking resistors have helped revolutionise the railway industry.
TradeSparky outlines a range of handy smartphone tools available from the convenience of your very own pocket.
Paul Stead, head of sales and marketing at Saftronics Ltd, examines how the smart industry is affecting switchgear.