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New Sterling Compact used in Dublin and Limerick temporary hospitals
Marshall-Tufflex’s new Sterling Compact trunking was recently used in the construction of two temporary medical facilities in Dublin and Limerick, both designed to help with the response to COVID-19 in the local areas. The Step-down and Self-isolation Centre at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin provided 325 beds in the converted conference centre for those who tested positive for COVID-19, as well as 1,000 beds in the hotel for people unable…
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Why business success depends on enabling humanity’s long-term resilience
By Olivier Blum, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric and Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network. The coronavirus crisis has been reminding us of one essential truth – we are vulnerable. For all its ingenuity, its resilience, its courage even, humanity has been humbled by a microorganism that has disrupted, even destroyed, many lives around the world. While we are still weathering the storm, we are also…
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Scolmore launches new podcast series for on-the-go Electricians
It’s now over a year since Scolmore Group launched its dedicated YouTube channel SGTV, and the mix of interviews, news and tutorials that are hosted has generated regular engagement and great reviews from electricians. Scolmore understand the time pressures that electricians face, now more than ever as they get back to working after the rigours of lockdown.  As a result we are now making some of the SGTV content available…
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AFDDs: your questions answered
As a leading supplier of AFDDs (Arc Fault Detection Devices) in the UK, Electrium has had many conversations with specifiers, designers, & installers about this new technology. Many people have asked the same questions e.g. Why use AFDDs? What does recommended mean? What does a dangerous arc fault look like? How do arc faults occur on ring circuits? Are AFDDs suitable for lightly loaded circuits? How do I know if…
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‘Buy a Fluke, Get a FREE Fluke!’ – Fluke’s biggest promotion ever
For purchases up to 15th December 2020, Fluke UK’s Industrial, Calibration and Networks divisions are joining forces to offer the biggest and strongest Fluke promotion ever via its authorised distributors – ‘Buy a Fluke, Get a FREE Fluke!’ Depending on the price level of the Fluke tool purchased (above £100) from whichever Fluke division, the customer can choose from four free Fluke products as shown at www.fluke.co.uk/freefluke. Following the Fluke…
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NAPIT Support New Initiative to Help Apprentices
NAPIT provides support for a new industry-led initiative, Apprentice 121, which helps apprentices find placements, complete their qualifications and find work after the impacts of COVID-19. This initiative, alongside Chancellor’s Rishi Sunak announcement of a £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to create jobs for young people aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, is extremely promising for recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. Set up by NAPIT member…
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A NAPIT expert answers your technical question
As part of our ongoing support for apprentices across the UK, we’ve teamed up with the technical experts from NAPIT to help answer your questions. his question recently came on from an apprentice named Josh. Question: I am stuck on this equation. Please can you help? Determine the power factor for a 2kw load that draws 15A from a 230 V supply. Answer: then W divided by VA            2000…