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KESS conference provides expert guidance on how to conform to latest switchgear safety regulations

The Keeping Electrical Switchgear Safe (KESS) conferences have been designed to share best practice across the industry with industrial and commercial owners as well as distribution network operators and switchgear equipment suppliers. EA Technology, technical authors of the Health & Safety Executive publication HSG 230 'Keeping Electrical Switchgear Safe', have announced it will be hosting an additional switchgear safety conference on 6th Decemb... [more]

ABB provides a complete modular packaged substation to Total Lindsey Oil Refinery

Total Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) was established in the 1960s on a site five miles from the Humber River estuary and was the first UK refinery to process North Sea Oil. It is currently the country’s third largest oil refinery, processing 10 millions tons of crude per year. LOR has embarked on a long-term replacement programme for its existing 11 kV and 3.3 kV switchgear. ABB is providing a complete modular packaged substation, including 26 pa... [more]

Zucchini MR busbar system and Electrak buscom used in a new BAE facility

Specified by NG Bailey, Legrand's Electrak buscom and Zucchini MR busbar systems from the company’s power distribution division are used for a new BAE production facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear. In addition, its Zucchini EdM medium voltage cast resin transformer was specified by utilities contractor, PN Daly. Paul Hoy, a project engineer at NG Bailey, said: “In the past we have dealt with Zucchini and Electrak separately and have always be... [more]

Superconducting Fault Current Limiters provide an almost instantaneous response to fault currents

In general, power networks are designed with a relatively low impedance between the generators that provide the source of electrical power and the users of the power, the system loads. The aim is to maintain a fixed, stable system voltage while the current varies to meet the changing loads. This approach has the main advantage that the individual loads are effectively independent of each other, so that network stability can be maintained as they ... [more]

8,000th delegate attends Develop Training's High Voltage Senior Authorised Person training course

The 8,000th delegate has attended Develop Training's High Voltage Senior Authorised Person training course, making it the most successful course run by the company. The AP15 course, which takes place over five days, attracts almost 500 people each year to training sessions in York and Swindon and demand for the training continues to grow. Develop’s training course has been developed following 18 years of experience training Authorised Perso... [more]

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