Features

There has been great astonishment that one of the oil majors, Shell, has announced its intention to become the world’s biggest power company within 15 years. The multinational thinks electrification will grow rapidly, and is apparently eyeing double digit returns from “smart trading and the management of flexibility.”

There is still that fond belief around that we in the UK have far more influence upon our political masters than do those living under the yoke of a totalitarian government, like the Communists running China. Increasingly, I wonder whether this isn’t just a convenient myth.

Marian Petrescu, general manager at Voxility, examines practical ways to keep your data centre secure at rack level.

Mandeep Jandu, cloud, data centre and telecoms infrastructure specialist at The Rack and Cable Company UK Limited, outlines the role of the rack, as well as some key considerations when it comes to purchasing your equipment.

When transformers on a prestigious diamond mining vessel started experiencing the classic symptoms of harmonic noise related problems, CP Automation was on-hand to help.

Riello UPS data centre efficiency expert Chris Cutler weighs up whether operators should maintain an ageing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or take the plunge and invest in a completely new system. 

Peter Westwood, data centre director, SPIE UK, takes a look at energy efficiency within the data centre, and how addressing capacity planning challenges could be the key to a more environmentally sustainable, cost-effective facility. 

The growing sophistication of today’s electronic equipment calls for more stringent safety measures. Helen Johnson, technical sales director, Surge Protection Devices Ltd, discusses the levels of lighting and surge protection required in order to meet the new British and European Standard, BS EN 62305. 

Gary Parker, senior technical support engineer, ECA, takes a closer look at surge protection and the changes made to the 18th Edition.

David Hall, VP power systems UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric, explores why utilities need to be smarter when selecting switchgear and outlines the advantages of embracing the latest innovations generating change in the offshore wind sector.

Building engineers and consultants keen to achieve the best results for their clients are placing an emphasis on the integration of effective CO2 monitoring and measurement, says Priva UK & Ireland sales manager Gavin Holvey.

The new chairman of the UK’s principal climate science denier campaign group holds investments in a number of fossil fuel companies, including those building controversial oil and gas pipelines in Canada.