Tester Blog

  1. Teledyne Merges with FLIR

    On the 14th May 2021, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (Teledyne) completed its acquisition of FLIR Systems (FLIR) for an estimated $8.2 billion. FLIR will now trade under the name Teledyne FLIR.[1] Continue reading →
  2. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: TECC

    TECC, The Electrical Compliance Collective Ltd, is a specialist electrical contracting business using Seaward test equipment to standardise company-wide testing protocols with a view to facilitating a nationwide expansion. Continue reading →
  3. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: Oxfordshire City Council

    Oxfordshire City Council commissions ODS (Oxford Direct Services) to maintain council properties including 7000 residential homes, as well as parks and streets across the county. To fulfil such an important, varied, and large-scale contract, ODS employ a team of over 200 builders, plumbers, electricians, and other skilled tradesmen to conduct maintenance and repair work. Staff use company equipment, therefore, to ensure their safety ODS has implemented a preventive maintenance program. As part of this program, Seaward equipment, such as the Apollo 600+ with PATGuard 3 Software, is used to check the electrical safety of company equipment including drills, portable lighting, vacuum cleaners, heaters, compressors, and batteries.   Continue reading →
  4. Seaward Apollo 600+ Case Study: London Underground

    London Underground is one of the world’s largest underground passenger railway networks operating a system of 11 train lines, 270 stations, and 250 miles of track covering Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Essex. Serving over five million passengers a day, London Underground must ensure all its in-service items meet electrical safety requirements. They have been a long-time user of Seaward’s PAT testing equipment and currently employ 12 Seaward Apollo 600+ PAT Testers with PATGuard 3 Testing Software to verify tens of thousands of items across 500 sites. Continue reading →
  5. Mark-10 Case Study: Assessing Ripeness

    Mark-10 is a USA manufacturer of force and torque measurement instruments established in 1979. In recent years, Mark-10 created a bespoke ripeness-testing solution for an agricultural testing laboratory. The measurement system was designed to improve the accuracy and reliability of testing/ quantifying the ripeness of fruit/ vegetables. The solution has been very effective, enabling the lab to investigate correlations between ripeness and environmental/ agricultural conditions. Continue reading →
  6. Mark-10: Food & Beverage Package Testing

    Ensuring that food and drinks packaging/containers provide sufficient seal to preserve freshness while remaining easy to open is crucial to maintaining food safety and reducing waste. Mark-10 has developed an eclectic catalogue of products, including force gauges, torque testers, and test stands, specifically designed to assess the durability and accessibility of packaging. These instruments can be used to measure, amongst other things, the force required to open packets of crisps, the torque necessary to remove threaded bottle caps, and the pressure stacked cartons can withstand. Continue reading →
  7. 4 Things to Consider When Installing an EV Chargepoint

    The UK government announced a series of measures to end the country’s contribution to climate change by 2050 and achieve a greener transport future. These steps include phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars/vans by 2030 and ensuring that all new cars/vans are fully zero-emissions at the tailpipe from 2035. Plans are supported by over £1.8 billion of government funding intended to encourage the uptake of greener vehicles. Funding includes grants for purchasing zero or ultra-low emissions cars/vans, as well as grants for local authorities, businesses, and homeowners to install EV chargepoints. The UK government has pledged £1.3 billion to accelerate the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in homes and on streets across the UK, as well as on motorways in England.[1] However, installing an EV charger is not as simple as just connecting it to your electricity supply. There are many factors to consider and electrical parameters that need to be monitored. Investing in a portable energy logger, such as Chauvin Arnoux’s PEL103, provides an easy, ergonomic, and economic solution to evaluating your company’s capacity to support multiple EV chargepoints.[2] Continue reading →
  8. Eight Steps Businesses Should Take Towards Energy Efficiency

    It is estimated that most of the UK’s businesses are energy inefficient; recent studies show that some businesses are squandering 50% of their electrical energy usage. Not only is this bad for business as it drives overhead costs up and, therefore, profits down, it also results in unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions. The damaging economic impacts and positive environmental side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic mean it has never been more important to monitor energy usage. PELs (portable energy loggers), such as the Chauvin Arnoux PEL103, provide a compact, convenient, and clever solution to monitoring, optimising, and subsequently reducing energy consumption.[1] Continue reading →
  9. FREE FLIR Webinar Series

    Do you want to find out more about FLIR’s thermal cameras and how they can be used for condition monitoring applications? Or, how can you use FLIR’s Thermal Studio software to interpret thermal images and create great looking detailed reports? Continue reading →
  10. Introducing Portable Energy Loggers: What Are PELs & Do You Need One?

    Portable energy loggers, or PELs, are compact, comprehensive test instruments that measure, monitor, and record an array of electrical parameters. They can be used to troubleshoot electrical systems and, more importantly, identify sources of energy and/or power wastage contributing to inflated utility bills, as well as excessive and unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions.[1] Continue reading →
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