The insulation of electric cables used outdoors is well known to be prone to rapid degradation by ultra-violet (UV) exposure, so it is important that a type recommended for outdoor use be used. What is less well-known is that, even indoor cables, if mounted near to lighting systems (such as luminaires), can suffer from UV damage. The British App...
The self-build sector continues to give rise to a multitude of expansive domestic dwellings and as fuel bills continue to rise, more and more home owners are taking the opportunity to install renewable heating technologies at the construction phase.
New flame proof Exd metallic cable glands have been added to the Kopex-Ex product range for hazardous areas. The glands can be used with armoured SWA, and SWB cable when connecting to junction boxes, enclosures and lighting.
Colin asks this question, which concerns insulation resistance (IR) testing and whether every luminaire needs disconnecting to avoid damage. It has been answered by the Electrical Contractors Association (Testing, Tools and Equipment):
Riley asks this question, which concerns whether smoke alarm cabling should be a particular colour, or not, according to regulations. It has been answered by Prysmian (Theme – Fire, Safety and Security):
Emergi-Lite provides its view on the current state of electrical installation training in the UK, and believes that more apprentices and better training are essential to avoid critical errors during the installation phase:
The main topic of this VoltiTECH is about electrical training today. A number of Voltimum Partners have contributed to this, including the NICEIC, SELECT, Learning Lounge, JTL, Horstmann and the ECA. Read on....
Dimplex will be showcasing its innovative range of electric heating solutions to the industry at the autumn Elex events, which take place in Coventry this month and at Sandown Park on 6th and 7th November.