Features

An IR thermography camera is a useful tool for electrical inspection and data capture – but for an effective IR inspection, you need to be thinking ‘FORD’, says Andrew Baker, sales director north Europe, FLIR Systems Ltd.

As incidents of meter cheating continue to rise, Lloyd Birkhead, group managing director at Grosvenor Services Group – part of Echo Managed Services – outlines the dangers and why it is essential energy companies do more to safeguard the public (and their wallets).

Sick of late payments? Inna Kaushan, CEO and co-founder of Solna, explores how automated invoicing and credit scores can help electricians avoid awkward encounters, as well as mitigate any pain to their pockets.

Milan Sima, railway general manager at Saft, explains how the batteries on board new trains for the Chengdu Metro will keep the system running for over 11 million people. 

I confess I was always rather impressed by the Demand Response Association. Its public utterances were always pertinent, forceful and “took no prisoners.”

Rightly, the European Union has long touted the effectiveness of its mandatory A to G energy labelling scheme for electronic equipment. It is already saving the average British household over £100 a year on electricity bills.

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.