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ABB Power - Leading the Substation Automation Revolution
As the IEC 61850 standard for substation automation is implemented in substations across the UK, ABB has published a special edition of its newsletter on the latest practice, products and news about substation automation. As the “brains” of a substation, control and monitoring equipment is playing an increasingly prominent role in enabling real-time monitoring and control. IEC 61850-enabled control and automation equipment has...Read More
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Havells Provides Metering Solution at 100 Cheapside
Innovative switchgear manufacturer, Havells has recently supplied 18 of its unique MID approved Tri-Load metering boards to Skanska for their latest development in the City of London, 100 Cheapside. This ten storey speculative commercial and retail development is a joint venture between CarVal, Orion and The City of London, with Quadrant Estates acting as the Development Manager. The completion for the project is targeted for the second...Read More
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Legrand - Arteor’s Modular Chic Provides Customisable Style for citizenM
Wiring accessories specialist, Legrand, has helped to deliver the funky, contemporary look being pioneered by hotel chain citizenM at the ‘affordable luxury’ chain’s Bankside hotel in London. Billed as a ‘new breed’ of hotels with properties in London, Glasgow and Amsterdam, citizenM hotels feature trendy rooms with XL king-size beds, rain showers and Wi-Fi access. Designed for domestic guests and overseas travellers alike, citizenM...Read More
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Hitzinger - 400Hz and 28Vdc Load Banks
The Hitzinger 400Hz and 28vDC Load banks are specifically designed rugged units used for the testing and servicing 115/200V 400Hz and 28VDC Ground Power Units. As standard, both the 400Hz and 28vDC Load banks are supplied with a hard protective casing with wheels mounted directly on to the base of ease of transportation and flexibility. These load banks are available for both purchase and rental, please contact us by email...Read More
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AEI Cables - 200 Jobs Secured as Cable Leader is Acquired
Leading North East cable manufacturer AEI Cables has been acquired by a major Middle East-based company, securing the future of the business and 200 jobs. The deal is a huge shot-in-the-arm for Birtley-based AEI Cables, one of the oldest cable companies in the world, providing new resource and access to new markets. Under the terms of the agreement, AEI Cables will become part of the Ducab organisation and will continue to...Read More
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Andel Supports the Yorkshire Tour de France
“Faithful to their reputation abroad for eccentricity, the English have in fact kicked off their festivities to mark 100 days before the Grand Start of Le Tour!” and they couldn’t be more right about Andel. We have teamed up with Kirklees Council in sponsoring the Yorkshire Tour de France stage of this iconic event in Summer 2014, and will be in the thick of it from the start. Andel Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of Total Environmental Protection will...Read More
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Wieland’s - METALYNX2 Structured Wiring System goes Underground
Wieland Electric’s METALYNX2 structured wiring system is now suitable for underfloor applications. The new 6-pole circular system offers easy-to-install solutions for 32A, dual circuit and high integrity earthing requirements. It features a patented coding system for different applications and round connectors to minimise space requirements and facilitate installation through firewalls. Thanks to its innovative design, METALYNX2...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Flat Roof Leaks & Failures & how to Prevent them
Flat roofs have a reputation for being problematic and prone to leaks. SIG Design & Technology’s technical manager Steve Cleminson doesn’t agree and looks at the catalogue of problems revealed after a recent survey on a failing flat roof and how to easily prevent them. The horror story - We were contacted recently by one of our main contractor clients about a failing flat roof they were looking at, so we arranged a survey. Here’s what...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Architects Experience Design Freedom with Under Floor Air...
AET Flexible Space is the leading manufacturer of Under Floor Air Conditioning systems and has recently updated their CPD seminar programme to highlight the versatility of floor plenum systems and their application to commercial office environments. Suited to New Build and Refurbishment projects alike, such systems offer a number of benefits to Architects and Designers and the revamped CPD seminar programme is designed...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Teams up with MRV Endustriyel Sistemler at ISK Sodex Expo 2014
The biennial ISK Sodex expo was held this year in Istanbul from 7th to 10th May. The show is the largest in Eurasia with over 1300 exhibitors in 11 halls covering the air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating and installation markets. Fläkt Woods teamed up with MRV Endustriyel Sistemler, our primary agent in Turkey, to showcase 25 different FW products from 3 different factories in a 71m² stand set in the refrigeration hall. Due to our...Read More
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Wienerberger Porotherm - Building for the Future! Wienerberger Appoints New...
Wienerberger, the UK’s leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has announced the appointment of Jason Thorne as its new Porotherm Technical Manager for the central region. • Jason, who joined Wienerberger in May, has extensive knowledge of the construction industry, accumulated from his experience in both the UK and the United States • This experience has nurtured an understanding of site-based...Read More
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Panasonic - Call for Entries - Panasonic International Award Scheme Celebrating...
Panasonic, one of the market leading brands in the heating and cooling sector, is encouraging its customers to enter into the inaugural Panasonic Pro Awards. The new initiative aims to celebrate excellence in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of Panasonic heating and cooling systems. With just a few weeks' until the deadline (31st July), it’s time to start completing entry forms and taking photographs of your...Read More
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Airedale International - Engineering is in the Blood at Leeds-based Cooling Specialist
Following the significant expansion of its engineering department over the past year, Airedale International has recently promoted Robert Bedard to the position of Project Engineering Team Leader. Rob, who followed up a mechanical engineering degree with a doctorate in wave turbulence from the University of Hull, joined the Leeds manufacturer of specialist cooling systems as Project Engineer in February 2013 having completed a summer...Read More
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Catnic - A Lintel Hope
Our lintels have also been used to construct arches and bays in a residential development of six new luxury homes at Hope Park in Macclesfield. Main contractor Bedaro selected the standard and special lintels for its traditional brick and block construction method. The homes each have a fully filled 100mm cavity to deliver the required energy efficiency in the building envelope. Because the project is located in a conservation...Read More
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