The advantages of hardware-independent software Software for the smart factory

The term ‘SMART factory’ describes an industrial facility that leverages internet-connected technology to improve manufacturing processes. Central to the success of a SMART factory is the technology that makes data collection possible, the sensors embedded in industrial equipment and, importantly, the industrial software to collect and analyse the data to ensure that the correct decisions…

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Safety to dominate

With a little over a year to go, Bureau Veritas has pledged its full support to the not-too-distant arrival of the 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations – asserting it will place increased emphasis on the safety of people. Due to be published in July 2018, BS 7671 – IET Wiring Regulations 18th edition…

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Research suggests Brits are still unsure about smart homes

Research carried out by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. 76% of Brits have admitted to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable…

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ECS to embrace the 18th Edition

Plans are underway to incorporate the forthcoming 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations into the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to allow ECS cardholders to demonstrate their continuing professional development. The JIB National Board, which comprises representatives of the Electrical Contractors’ Association and Unite the Union, supported the move…

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Briefing note

MCP, a provider of industrial training offers an overview on the more significant amendments to the regulations due to be published on 1st July 2018. These major additions and amendments are likely to be included. 1. Protection against overvoltage and transient overvoltage. This means protection of installations of overvoltage from within as well as from external…

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Smith Brothers powers up the UK’s biggest battery

Power engineering specialist Smith Brothers has contributed its high voltage expertise to powering up the UK’s largest standalone battery storage site Acting as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for the 15MW Lockleaze Fast Frequency Response (FFR) facility in Bristol, the Elland-based firm was enlisted by contractor Metka-EGN to carry out the high voltage electrical connections…

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Brits fearful of smart home revolution

MoneySuperMarket reveals that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by a…

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