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British Approvals Service for Cables BASEC: BASEC issues warning about arctic grade cables

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) is encouraging users to check the marking of any 'arctic grade' cable in use and if concerns are raised to contact the supplier. When purchasing new ‘arctic grade’ cable, users are encouraged to make sure that it has passed cold tests at –40 °C. BASEC has issued a warning about some arctic grade cable supplied into the UK market. This cable, usually coloured yellow or blue, is commonly used on construction sites and other outdoor applications... [more]

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services BBES: BBES wins education electrical services contracts in Liverpool and Carlisle

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has been awarded two education contracts in Liverpool and Carlisle. BBES has been awarded a £5 million contract by Kier, working for Cumbria County Council, to provide electrical, mechanical and plumbing services for the new Richard Rose Central Academy in Carlisle, which will accommodate around 1,500 students. Work is due to start imminently and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2011. The company has also been awarded a £4.7 million contract ... [more]

Borri: Borri B50 single phase UPS meets smaller backup needs for small CCTV systems, EPOS and IT applications

Borri has recently launched the Borri B50, a radical cost effective solution which is ideal for office and domestic use. The single phase UPS has been designed to meet smaller backup needs for applications such as small CCTV systems, EPOS and IT applications. The B50 ranges from 600VA to 1.5kVA, with 4 UPS in the series. Most desktop computers operate within this power range, making the B50 ideal to prevent your PC from suffering power failures. As the B50 is highly cost affective, many lik... [more]

British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association BEAMA: Steel electrical products producers need to prepare for turbulent times

Steel producers’ prices rpidly increased during the summer of 2008, reaching a high that October. The prices then dramatically trailed-off as the global trade crisis impacted and banking system uncertainties caused reining in of demand. Post first quarter 2009, the sizeable fall in steel prices ceased quickly. Demand has since been relatively static - at the 2007 levels before the volatile economic situation took hold. While the jury is still out concerning the present pattern of supply and d... [more]

BEST Services: BEST Services design and install structural lightning protection system at the highest building in England and Wales

BEST Services Ltd, lightning protection specialists and ATLAS (Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists) member, have designed and installed a structural lightning protection system to protect the highest building in England and Wales. This important multi-million pound, three year project involved the demolition of the existing café at the summit of Mt Snowdon and construction of the brand new Hafod Eryri Visitors Centre and Café, 3560ft above sea level. At design stage,... [more]

Borri: Borri joins the SAFE contractor accreditation scheme

Borri Ltd. is the latest company to join the SAFE contractor accreditation scheme, designed to help the Power Industry improve its safety record. The Italian based firm recently received the Accreditation in November 2009, which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors. Employing hundreds across the globe, Borri is principally involved in the power solutions market, and has been since 1932. The company specialises in manufacturing uninterruptible po... [more]

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