Electrical

  1. Martindale Answers Common PAT Testing Questions

    Martindale's logo sits on a black background at the top-left of the image. Beneath it, white text reads 'Martindale Outlines the Requirements for PAT Testing'. On the right, a Martindale PAT tester shows a PASS result. In recent blog posts, Martindale Electric’s Steve Dunning and Paul Wilson outline PAT testing and training requirements. In doing so, they have answered many common PAT testing FAQs. This blog summarises the information presented by Dunning and Wilson.[1]   Continue reading →
  2. Avoid These 9 Common PAT Testing Mistakes

    Even seasoned professionals with years of experience testing portable appliances are liable to make the occasional PAT testing mistake. Using Martindale’s guide to Basic PAT Testing Mistakes, we’ve compiled a list of nine common PAT testing mistakes to avoid.[1] Continue reading →
  3. Fluke Digital Multimeter Spring 22 Promotion!

    Buy a Fluke 114, 115, 116, or 117 Digital Multimeter and get a FREE 1AC VoltAlert. Starting on the 1st April 22, up to and including 31st May 22. Continue reading →
  4. Chauvin Arnoux Explain Energy Efficiency & the IET Wiring Regulations

    On the left side of image white text on a black background reads "Chauvin Arnoux Explain Energy Efficiency & the IET Wiring Regulations". On the right side of the image a Chauvin Arnoux PEL104 is monitoring an electrical installation. Julian Grant of Chauvin Arnoux published an article in the January 2022 issue of Professional Electrician & Installer explaining an emerging focus of the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations: energy efficiency. As energy prices rise and we continue to work towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, ensuring electrical installations are energy efficient is more important than ever.[1] Continue reading →
  5. Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Power Quality Faults

    On the left white text on a black background reads 'Info Guide: Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Power Quality Faults'. On the right, a man wearing a red helmet with a face shield, white balaclava, blue overalls, and white protective gloves is using a Fluke 1770-Series Power Logger hanging on a green metal door to inspect a system. Power quality problems aren’t always immediately recognisable. Without power quality monitoring, issues within electrical distribution systems and/or faults with equipment may be misdiagnosed as, for example, an old breaker that needs to be replaced. Misdiagnosis could lead to ineffective 'corrections', for instance, resetting the equipment or circuit. Spotting the signs of power quality issues early is essential to prevent further damage to systems or equipment. Once symptoms have been recognised, you can use a power quality analyser, such as Fluke’s 1770-Series Power Loggers, to monitor loads, voltage, current, harmonics, and unbalance or disturbance patterns.[1] Continue reading →
  6. Fluke’s Five Reasons to Monitor Power Consumption

    On the left, white text on a black background reads '5 Reasons to Monitor Power Consumption'. On the right hands wearing white work gloves are holding and operating a Fluke 1770-Series Power Logger. Monitoring power consumption equips you with the data needed to make important energy management decisions. Knowing your energy usage is critical to understanding the capacity of your existing electrical panel, troubleshooting circuit breaker trips, identifying energy costs, and uncovering energy waste. It can help you to maximise plant safety, decrease and verify bills while increasing energy efficiency, secure rebates and financial incentives, and locate and troubleshoot power quality issues.[1] Continue reading →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  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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