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  1. Keeping Abreast of the Wiring Regulations 3rd Amendment

    The 5th January 2015 publication of the latest version of BS7671 will introduce the 3rd Amendment to the 17th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. The enforcement of the content within the latest edition of the Wiring Regulations will be required from July 2015, with new regulations for the design, installation and commissioning of electrical installations, plus inspection and testing. It is important for electricians to get up to speed with Amendment 3 and its changes, advises Carole Jameson, Training Centre Administration Manager at PASS Electrical Training. Continue reading →
  2. Thermal Imaging Reveals Floor Heating Defects

    In a radiant flooring system, heat is provided by hot-water tubes or electric wires installed below the floor. As invisible thermal radiation rises it warms flooring material, which radiates this captured heat in turn. In new buildings with solid floors, the heating pipe is normally embedded in the floor screed. Continue reading →
  3. Angle Grinder Mishap with Electrical Cable Flings Worker across Basement

    A Liverpool worker is ‘lucky to be alive’ after cutting through a live mains cable, having been told been told the electricity supply had been disconnected, Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard last week. Continue reading →
  4. Factory Sound Metering Helps Avoid Fines

    There is no need to risk fines for breaching noise at work regulations when the cost of compliance is so low. Earlier this month, a Keighley furnishings company was fined after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels on production machinery. Continue reading →
  5. UKAS Accreditation Is a Calibration Milestone

    Calibrating instruments, tools and meters ensures that they generate correct results, and calibration is best implemented by laboratories able to provide UKAS certified calibrations carried out in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards. Continue reading →
  6. Pressure Calibration Validates Gauge Accuracy

    Pressure calibrators may be handheld or bench instruments that contain pressure pumps and transducers internally or externally, and can measure and/or generate voltage, current and temperature. Continue reading →
  7. Process Loop Calibration Optimises Plant Stability

    The calibration of analogue signals from myriad sensors and transducers in a process plant is essential not only to ensure correct readings on instruments but also for the feedback signals required for stable process plant operation. Continue reading →
  8. Gas Detection from Past to Present

    Testing for gasses has come a long way since the days when Victorian miners would take a canary down a mineshaft as an early warning indicator of toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, methane or carbon dioxide. Continue reading →
  9. Mind That Electric Gate

    Electric gates must be adequately guarded to avoid injury or death and yesterday a Leicester contractor pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 18 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 after a child’s head was trapped in electric gate, and was fined £4,000 with costs. Continue reading →
  10. PASS awarded UKAS Accreditation for Calibration Laboratory

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has awarded the Calibration Laboratory at PASS Ltd, a ‘Schedule of Accreditation’ on a defined scope of electrical testers and measurement instruments. UKAS accreditation is granted to organisations who have demonstrated that they fully meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Continue reading →

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