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electrical digest December 2011 issue 2


Latest News:

HMRC Campaigns Electrician’s Tax Safe Plan (ETSP)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Campaigns involve a programme of work that address a series of specific areas of strategic risk for HMRC.

Reducing Cable Strikes a Radical New Approach from Develop and Cognisco

Underground service or “cable” strikes are one of the greatest challenge areas for the utility sector, resulting in a significant number of deaths and injuries per year and incurring millions of pounds in associated damages and compensation costs.

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Export Growth Leads to New Distributors for Powerstar  

Having recently reported another year of outstanding growth, Yorkshire (Rotherham) based company EMSc UK Ltd is pleased to announce it has expanded its international network by signing distribution agreements with companies in Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Malta.

Megger Makes Primary Injection Portable

While capable of delivering 900 A continuously and 5,000 A for short periods, the new Ingvar primary current injection test set from Megger is readily portable, making it ideal for on-site use, even in applications such as underground substations where access would be difficult or impossible for larger test sets.

Legrand Ladders In 3D ► Legrand Ladders In 3D

Legrand’s Swifts cable ladder and cable tray systems have been integrated into Intergraph’s market leading PDS and SmartPlant 3D engineering software systems.

ALMO Upgrades to AICO Smoke Alarms with Radiolink

Newark and Sherwood Homes has upgraded to using Aico’s RadioLINK technology to wirelessly interconnect Aico mains powered alarms within its housing stock.

LUXOMAT® The Class Room Specialist 

LUXOMAT® new remote control occupancy detector with two directional light meters for 2 lighting zones, e.g. for a window zone and interior zone, plus independent lighting control which is particularly suitable for use in classrooms with board lighting that can be operated separately.

FibroLaser III – a crucial component for fire safety in tunnels and industrial facilities 

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is introducing the next generation of its line type heat detection system FibroLaser. This completely redesigned fire safety solution offers even faster and more precise detection over a detection area of up to 2x 10 kilometers in length.

► Renewables Dragons Den: Call for entries now open

We are seeking innovative presentations on the future of renewable energy generation from companies, universities and research institutes etc. Following the success of the 'Dragons Den' sessions at nextgen 2011 in October, the Renewable Energy Association (REA), Nextgen Media Ltd and BDO are joining forces to launch the Renewables Dragons Den.


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