Airflow Developments has launched a major new rewards scheme for installers, electrical contractors and trade professionals who purchase a QuietAir fan in 2017. Inside every reward branded QuietAir box, participants can find a scratch card with a unique eight-digit code to register for points at www.airflow.com/promo. Points can be accrued and exchanged for e-gift vouchers for over 150 leading retailers. Also when participants redeem enough points during the year they will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a new Ford Transit Custom van worth over £18,000.
The Enclosure Company aim to provide a unique service to electrical engineers, project managers and facilities managers who are looking to lighten their demanding workload. Recognising that time is crucial, and the need for a service which eases the job of sourcing enclosures, our mission is to do the legwork for you, providing quality enclosures at competitive price points, sourced from all major manufacturers.
MW Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK’s leading vehicle leasing providers. Established in 2003 we have a wealth of industry knowledge and experience and a host of industry awards for the quality of service provided to our customers. We work with the UK’s leading vehicle funders to offer you the best car, van and pick-up leasing deals available. Business or private, MW Vehicle Contracts will provide you with low price vehicle leasing and high quality customer service.
~ Power line filter reduces electrical interference for farmers ~
Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the CNW 163, a power line filter designed to combat electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) in the agriculture industry. Power quality has become a prominent issue for agricultural engineers and farmers in recent years as the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags has become more popular alongside power line communication (PLC) lines used in automatic farming systems.
Fläkt Woods, a leading manufacturer of ventilation and air movement products, has helped a prestigious archives & records building reduce energy consumption across its buildings through upgrading from belt driven centrifugal fans to highly efficient plug fans.
The buildings archive, containing 1,000 years of history with records from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. Crucially, the site is visited by thousands of visitors each year, and as such, the quality of the air circulated within the buildings must achieve sufficient comfort and air quality levels, whilst cutting energy and carbon too.
~ Learners encouraged to practice electrical installation with specialist ~
Temporary power distribution specialist ide Systems recently invited 40 learners to undergo work experience at its Cannock and Burntwood site. Learners that were enrolled on any level of the electrical installation course at South Staffordshire College in September, 2016, have had the opportunity to put their taught knowledge into practice at the company, with learners ultimately assisting the assembly of electrical distribution panels.
The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is calling on the Government to release the uncensored report on the total system costs of renewable energy which was published last Friday in a version that deleted all quantitive cost estimates.
After an unexplained delay of a year since completion the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last Friday published a report by Frontier Economics on the total system costs of uncontrollably variable renewable generators, a topic of crucial importance in understanding the cost-effectiveness of current climate policies.
The energy saving benefit of upgrading office lighting to LED is widely known, but less emphasis has traditionally been placed on the effect modern lighting can have on staff health and wellbeing. The high-performance AXIS LED module has been designed with the key requirements of the office environment in mind, providing high quality, evenly distributed light and reducing the problem of glare by precise optical control of the light distribution.
Electrical Safety First has partnered with Beko Plc. UK to explore consumer attitudes around product registration. Research revealed that despite a number of high profile safety notices and product recalls* issued last year, nearly half of all consumers who purchased an electrical item in the last 12 months did not register their purchase[ii].
In 2016 alone, 61 recall notices were issued for electrical products in the UK[iii]. Registration is one of the main ways to contact consumers directly in case of a safety concern, such as a product recall. Without registering, millions of British consumers could be unwittingly putting themselves and their homes at risk if they continue to use a recalled product.
Veritas Recruitment Solutions has won a prestigious contract to support G&H Group, as the leading mechanical and electrical engineering company embarks on a major expansion and recruitment programme.
Veritas is responsible for identifying and recruiting a wide range of people to bolster G&H’s renowned Building Services team as the Leeds based company looks to grow its 120 strong workforce over the next 12 months. Positions the company is recruiting for include Mechanical and Electrical Supervisors, Mechanical Estimators, Fabrication Estimators and Electrical Contracts Managers.
Online electrical wholesaler TradeSparky is pleased to announce that it has plans in place to expand their product range even more.
The online retailer, which is becoming widely known in the industry as the UK’s fastest growing online electrical wholesaler, considers itself a “digital warehouse at your fingertips” with more than 20,000 products listed for both commercial and domestic projects. Over the next three months the plan is to expand further with the aim of having 25,000 products available on the site by the end of June.
NAPIT is delighted to announce a brand-new app, NAPIT Mobile, which is specifically designed for NAPIT members to certify their work on the move on mobile and tablet.
Similar to one of NAPIT’s other software applications, NAPIT Desktop for Windows, NAPIT Mobile has been created to offer the application as a mobile app.
The mobile app is packed with features allowing NAPIT members to create certificates with the tap of a button.
Some of the new features within the new NAPIT Mobile app enable users to draw their own signature directly into the app and email their certificates directly to their customers.
A new course has been launched to enhance the skills of those who work within the electrical sector, in response to the growing demand for multi-skilled electrical technicians.
Teesside-based electrical power training specialist, The Faraday Training Group has launched Up-Skilling, a new course which has been established to up-skill mechanical and non-electrical technicians to the point that they are electrically competent and have the skills required to install, maintain and operate low voltage electrical equipment.
Taking a truly value engineered approach can help deliver long-term benefits, not just short-term cost reduction, when specifying building technologies such as lighting controls and energy metering and monitoring. Ian Smith, Marketing and Support Services Manager from Hager explains more.
Value engineering in its widest sense concerns problem solving and identifying and eliminating unwanted costs, while improving functionality and quality. In essence, it aims to increase the value of product solutions and satisfy performance requirements at the lowest possible cost.
For a number of different reasons, electric motors can be placed into storage. However, issues can arise while it’s out of service, which could lead to increased costs and time loss in the future.
Periodic maintenance is equally as important as storage preparation. In this article, Houghton International — a global motor rewind specialist — explains the periodic maintenance you need to carry out while your electric motor is stored.
• Every month — Monitor your motor on a monthly basis for signs of moisture, oxidation or contaminants. If contaminants are found, the oil should be replaced.