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Optical Sensors Help Create A Safer, Touch-free World Post-COVID World

Contactless sensors are proving their worth, as the coronavirus crisis focuses attention on the need to count numbers of people in spaces, even to measure the temperature of individual humans within their field of vision.

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Sensors And Relays: the eyes, ears and hands of a building automation system

Until now, energy efficiency measures have focused on the construction of the building, looking at for example the insulation and windows. The new Energy Performing Buildings Directive, adopted in 2018 and mandatory from 2020, marks a significant shift, increasing the focus on the control of energy use within buildings: smart buildings and building automation.

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Cable Fixings In The Rail Industry

bracket installersInvestment in the rail sector has grown rapidly over the last decade and much greater funding is expected going forward. Both UK and worldwide there is a growing ambition for modern, reliable and sustainable mass transit systems.

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Unintended Consequences Of Building Energy Efficiency

hrxd mvhrDavid Treharne, Senior Engineer at Domus Ventilation, looks at how improvements in the energy efficiency of dwellings has led to poor indoor air quality, and why mechanical ventilation is the way forward.

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Getting The Measure Of Power Monitoring

William DarbyUsing electrical power efficiently is fundamental to any business looking to reduce energy costs, improve operational efficiency, and meeting sustainability goals. Will Darby, managing director of metering, controls and automation specialist Carlo Gavazzi UK, highlights an innovative solution to measuring power consumption in a data centre.

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Choosing Wiring Accessories? Trust Your Instinct

Trade FCUChunky white wiring accessories are a thing of the past. But with so many providers offering various finishes and styles how does a range set itself apart from the rest?

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Achieving Affordable, Effective Ventilation

office domusNo one likes being in a room that’s dank, breathing in stale air, even for a short period of time. It’s not only unpleasant but it’s also unhealthy for the occupants and for the building itself.

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Requirements For Overvoltage Protection

Crabtree surgeWith the introduction of the 18th Edition the decision-making process for inclusion of overvoltage protection in electrical installations has changed. Here, Dave Enefer, Devices Product Manager at Crabtree, one of Electrium’s leading brands in electrical components, looks at the latest requirements for overvoltage protection.

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Stored Energy And Lock Out Tag Out Procedure

various lockoutsWhen machinery is shut down for maintenance or cleaning, energy within the system does not simply disappear. Stored energy can cause machinery to move unexpectedly, which can result in serious injury or fatality.

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In The Office Environment USB Integrated Sockets Are The Ideal Solution

mk usb socketBusy office spaces have very specific requirements when it comes to electrical accessories, but by understanding these needs, and how they can be addressed, electricians can tap into a lucrative new income stream for their business.

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