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Jan 2012 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Network infrastructure – don’t compromise on cable quality

Network infrastructure – don’t compromise on cable quality

Network infrastructure – don’t compromise on cable quality

The rapidly increasing use of light weight Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) cables across the UK and European markets is creating significant uncertainty, says Luca Rozzoni, who explains why, and what needs to be done to ensure that the right cable is used for specific applications. The wide spread of CCA cables across the UK and […]

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Jan 2012 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on The future for electrical and power installations

The future for electrical and power installations

The future for electrical and power installations

Modular wiring systems are growing in popularity among UK electrical contractors, specifiers and end-users, providing significant improvements over hard wired alternatives and reducing onsite installation times by up to 70%. Dave Lewis explains more about the technology and the benefits provided. Historically the UK’s approach to electrical installation relied on traditional hard wired system design. […]

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Nov 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cable management solutions a bigger commitment to Ireland

Cable management solutions a bigger commitment to Ireland

Cable management solutions a bigger commitment to Ireland

Legrand has recently underlined its commitment to Ireland by expanding its offering to include the full selection of products and solutions from its cable management division and power distribution brands Electrak and Zucchini. WireIN spoke to Peter Mulligan about the latest developments. Legrand had previously only sold wiring devices in Ireland and took the decision […]

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Sep 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Out with the old in with the new

Out with the old in with the new

Out with the old in with the new

PVC cable use is in decline, as shown by the withdrawal of the BS 6346 cable standard and the development of a new standard, BS 8573. Dr Jeremy Hodge tells us more. For some time there has been specifier demand for a low smoke halogen free non-armoured power cable for use within buildings, where the […]

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Sep 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on LV circuit protection gains intelligence

LV circuit protection gains intelligence

LV circuit protection gains intelligence

Low-voltage (LV) circuit protection devices are critical for the safety of people and equipment, but significant design and performance improvements in recent years have been relatively few. One clear trend, though, has been towards adding intelligence and connectivity to such devices, as James Hunt reports. Circuit protection devices protect cables and other electrical equipment from […]

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Jul 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Your top five electrical cable problems

Your top five electrical cable problems

Your top five electrical cable problems

How do you resolve a problem with an electrical cable install? Ask an expert. Dr Jeremy Hodge discusses electrical contractors’ top five problems and offers advice on how to prevent problems: 1) Cable damaged during installation – Armoured cables can be damaged during installation. The highest risk is during the pulling process, particularly over complex routes. The […]

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Jul 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Providing resilient cabling infrastructure for data centres

Providing resilient cabling infrastructure for data centres

Providing resilient cabling infrastructure for data centres

The advent of cloud computing has placed the data centre at the core of many businesses today. Mission-critical applications demand highly resilient solutions, including cabling infrastructure, explains Luca Rozzoni. The main purpose of a data centre is running applications that handle the core business and operational data of an organisation. The growth of the Internet, […]

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Jul 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Fibre for the future

Fibre for the future

Fibre for the future

Fibre optic cable continues to light the way to higher bandwidth and data speeds. The ratification of two new classes of fibre, the looming introduction of 40 & 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and the revisiting of low-bend sensitivity technology, means network owners and installers face a dizzying array of considerations when specifying fibre-optic physical infrastructure […]

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May 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Meeting electrical upgrade challenge

Meeting electrical upgrade challenge

Meeting electrical upgrade challenge

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Ireland is the third church to stand on the site since 1794. Upgrading the church’s electrical systems while retaining its character proved a challenge, but one that was successfully overcome, as Colin McDonnell reports. Upgrading the electrical systems of a splendid heritage building, such as Tullamore Church, without […]

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May 2011 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Today’s wiring accessories

Today’s wiring accessories

Today’s wiring accessories

In still difficult economic circumstances, customers for wiring accessories expect the same standards of excellence for less cost. Ron Thomas explains the need to adapt product ranges to meet the new demands of the current economic climate. The luxury market for wiring accessories remains largely uncompromised – if a five-star hotel requires luxury products, the […]

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