Features

Alex Emms, operations director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, looks at how a UPS and generator can complement one another to form a complete standby power solution.

Selling surplus energy to a transmission system operator (TSO) is an important source of income for many operators of renewable energy systems. However, as Paul McClean of embedded monitoring system specialist eMS explains, this income can be usefully augmented – provided monitoring requirements are met – by delivering balancing services, such as fast/firm frequency response (FFR).

Elina Siokou, head of product integration at P2i, tells us her story and explains why jobs in typically male dominated environments aren’t all about manual labour.

There was much rejoicing at the Carbon Capture & Storage Association at the announcement in the latest Budget that the Government would be making £800 million available over the next five years.

Mark Coughlin, applications manager for reserve power at EnerSys, highlights the importance of choosing the right battery for your UPS.

It’s almost impossible to think of a business that doesn’t use electric motors. In industry, they power the manufacturing processes, and in virtually every commercial building they drive the systems that provide a comfortable working environment. Motors also use a lot of energy. According to the Carbon Trust, a 2.2 kW motor typically costs around £2,300 a year to run. This makes energy efficiency of motors a key concern for every business owner and manager, says Julian Grant of Chauvin Arnoux.

In the last twenty years, electrical installation testers used by contractors and electricians around the nation have changed completely. Despite the reservations of times gone by, Mark Johnson of Metrel UK Ltd explains why today, it’s beneficial to put all your eggs in one basket.

Mark Coughlin, applications manager for reserve power at EnerSys, highlights the importance of choosing the right battery for your UPS.

Riello UPS technical services manager Jason Yates explores the often unsung heroes of UPS systems – the batteries – and outlines the steps site operators should take to reduce the risk of premature failure.

John H. Waggoner, senior instructor at FLIR’s Infrared Training Centre, highlights why infrared thermal imaging devices make sense for electricians.