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  1. Seaward Apollo+ Is More Than Just a PAT Tester

    On the left of the image some hands are holding a Seaward Apollo+ PAT Tester, fire extinguishers are in the background. In the middle of the image a column of interconnected hexagons house images of (from top to bottom) an emergency exit, forklift, and a man with a ladder. On the right of the image, white text on a red background reads 'The Apollo will streamline your PPM safety checks and risk assessment processes... ...it's so much more than a PAT tester'. Underneath the text there is a Seaward logo. Seaward’s Apollo 500+ and Apollo 600+ are 5th Edition compliant, downloadable PAT testers. In addition to a comprehensive selection of electrical tests and practical, ergonomic features such as an extensive memory, full QWERTY keyboard, and colour HD display, these market-leading models also include safety checks and risk assessments for streamlining your Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) routines. Continue reading →
  2. Win a FREE Electric Van with Testo

    Test equipment manufacturer Testo has launched their new 2022 winter promotion! They are giving a lucky customer the opportunity to win a FREE Nissan Electric Van. Continue reading →
  3. Charity Uses Thermal Cameras to Reduce Property Owners’ Carbon Footprints

    A greyed image of a person holding a FLIR C5 Thermal Camera serves as the background. The text on top of the image reads 'New Blog Post Reducing the Carbon Footprint with the Help of a FLIR C5 Thermal Camera'. On the right side of the banner is a small colour image of the FLIR C5 with the Cambridge Carbon Trust logo underneath. Globally, heating domestic and commercial buildings ‘accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption and 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.'[1] Approximately 19% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to warming houses and workplaces, with more than three-quarters of these emissions coming from domestic dwellings.[2] Ensuring that buildings are suitably insulated and appropriately air-tight can reduce heat loss, thereby improving energy efficiency, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, and minimising property owners’ carbon footprints. Continue reading →
  4. FLUKE SAFETY WARNING! Important Safety Notice regarding Fluke 8x V Series Digital Multi-Meters

    Fluke Corporation has identified a potential safety issue affecting certain Fluke 83V, 87V and 88V Digital Multi-meters (‘Fluke 8x V series DMMs’). As a precautionary measure, Fluke has decided to alert customers to the potential safety issue, and request that users perform a simple check to verify the unit is not impacted by the safety issue. Continue reading →
  5. Merry Christmas: Turkey Time Is Here!

    Please note that this blog was originally published on the 18th December 2018. It was updated on the 10th December 2020 and the 9th December 2021. As Christmas Day draws ever closer, it is time to start thinking about Christmas dinner (I do little else from about the 25th November). Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and roast potatoes are staples of a traditional festive meal. Everybody (in my house at least) looks forward to turkey on Christmas Day but achieving the perfect roast is harder than it looks, let alone essential to preventing food poisoning (not something you want at Christmas).   Continue reading →
  6. SIGLENT get Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange

    Congratulations to our Partners at SIGLENT for becoming the 1st company in the general electronic test and measurement industry to list on the A-share market (Shanghai Stock Exchange). Read the Press Release: Continue reading →
  7. Should I PAT Test Christmas Lights?

    Please note that this blog was originally published on the 2nd October 2016. It was updated on the 2nd December 2021. Man stood in front of a Christmas tree holding tangled Christmas lights  and looking confused. This year, like last year, Christmas lights are sorely needed to brighten up our workplaces and homes (which, as we know, for many people have also doubled as offices). So, please don’t miss out on bringing festive cheer to your workspace for fear that your Christmas lights may be unsafe. Continue reading →
  8. Safe Isolation: Staying A.L.I.V.E

    It has been sixteen years since Michael Adamson, an experienced 26-year-old electrician, tragically died after cutting a cable marked “NOT IN USE”. The cable had been wired into a distribution board and was not safely isolated; Michael suffered a fatal electric shock. Over the years, leading bodies, such as the Electrical Safety Roundtable, have worked to develop procedures and protocols designed to prevent injuries and fatalities caused by a lack of safe isolation. Now, Martindale has developed an easy-to-follow and memorable safe isolation process: A.L.I.V.E.[1] Continue reading →
  9. Teledyne FLIR C-Series for Hot Works

    According to Home Office statistics, of the 1587 construction fires attended by fire crews in England between January 2015 and March 2019, 28% were caused by hot works or other heat sources.[1] Zurich advises that hot works account for 15% of the total costs associated with fires in industrial and commercial properties across the UK.[2] Between 2016 and 2018, Zurich received £250-million worth of claims pertaining to hot works.[3] Continue reading →
  10. Seeing Sound with the Fluke ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager

    On the right a man in a black t-shirt and protective glasses is using a Fluke ii900 to inspect electrical equipment. On the left is a yellow box. Inside it is black text that reads 'Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager. Join the webinar: Introduction to Fluke Acoustic Imagers ii900 & ii910. Nov 11, 2021 10:00AM GMT.' Predictive maintenance is essential for sustaining uptime, reducing repair costs, and maximising profits. Often these routines involve checking for leaks in air, gas, steam and vacuum systems, or partial discharge in power distribution systems and high-voltage equipment. Acoustic imaging provides a simpler, quicker, and safer method of spotting these problems at an earlier stage enabling easier, cheaper, and more convenient repair.[1] Continue reading →
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