Features

Neil Baldwin, managing director at ESP, takes a look at the fire alarm systems market and how new two-wire technology could help save installers time and money.   

The use of digital twins is a design method already implemented by the likes of Google and Tesla when it comes to car design, but how can this technology be translated to the data centre? Jonathan Leppard, director at Future Facilities, takes a closer look. 

Paul Hetherington, CEO at Marshall-Tufflex, discusses the environmental benefits of selecting PVC-U cable management systems manufactured from recycled materials. 

Millions of surge protection units in the field are not providing adequate protection for today’s microprocessor-based equipment. As John Mitchell, global business development manager at CP Automation explains, surge protection devices (SPDs) must be brought up to speed.

In January, the WEEE regulations were updated to include new products. Ben Storer, senior technical advisor at Valpak, explains what this means for equipment producers.

As the number of high-rise dwellings and rural developments increases in the UK, the demand for electric boilers is also set to rise. To ready installers for this step-change in demand, Alan Clarke, technical support manager at Heatrae Sadia, provides his top tips to make a success of every electrical boiler installation.

The Current War changed the world – now today’s electricians can continue to change it for the better, says Alan Wilson, managing director of SELECT.

As electric vehicle (EV) battery capacity and motor efficiency continue to increase, the ability to charge the batteries within a reasonable timeframe is of the utmost importance. Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, outlines the problem.

Configuring, deploying, and maintaining the supporting infrastructure for IT equipment is tough enough. Doing all of this for multiple, geographically-dispersed sites without local trained staff makes it even harder. How can you ease the burden, speed things up, reduce errors, and keep a good handle on everything that’s going on at these distributed IT sites?

Next time you hear some loudmouth claiming that nuclear power is carbon free, just remember that, according to the International Energy Agency, overall emissions from new nuclear are 78 to 178 g-CO2/kWh.

The increasing use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies threatens a catastrophic escalation of climate change, a new study is warning. Scientists say the amount of electricity involved in ‘mining’ the cryptocurrency could boost global temperatures by more than two degrees by 2033.