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Aug 2017 Test Instruments | Comments Off

There’s an app for that

There’s an app for that

Smartphones have become an essential part of your toolkit and there’s an increasing number of apps available to assist you – whether on the job or with paperwork JIB Apprentice Function: Advice and guidance for JIB-registered apprentices Download: App Store/Google Play If you’re a JIB-registered apprentice, the JIB Apprentice App is the essential guide to ...

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Apr 2017 Test Instruments, Training | Comments Off

5 facts about PAT

5 facts about PAT

Steve Dunning, managing director of Martindale Electric, takes a look at what you need to implement an effective and affordable PAT testing schedule and how to ensure you’re properly trained for the job Over the years, it’s safe to say that portable appliance testing has been at the centre of much discussion, debate, controversy and ...

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May 2016 Cable & Wire, Test Instruments | Comments Off

Take the strain out of cable testing

Take the strain out of cable testing

When it comes to testing data cabling, there is a wide range of equipment available. But how do you know what to look for to ensure it will suit your needs? IDEAL Networks’ Tim Widdershoven explains the common challenges that come with cable testing and how to ensure you’ve got the right tool for the ...

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May 2016 Test Instruments | Comments Off

Bench measurement goes into the field

Bench measurement goes into the field

Technology megatrends are blurring the boundaries between field and laboratory-based measurements, says Dr Markus Herdin, senior manager product marketing at Rohde & Schwarz The growth of the Internet of Things has led to complex electronic devices with sophisticated communications interfaces often installed in remote locations. The same engineer is often called upon to look at ...

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Apr 2016 Test Instruments | Comments Off

Your perfect PAT match

Your perfect PAT match

If you only need to do portable appliance testing (PAT) occasionally, there’s a new breed of tester that’s just right for you, says Simon Wood of Megger If you’re an electrical contractor, it’s a fair bet that once in a while you get asked about PAT testing, even if this isn’t a service you normally ...

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Apr 2016 Test Instruments | Comments Off

PAT on the back

PAT on the back

Investment in portable appliance testing (PAT) technology has enabled an electrical safety testing company to build long-lasting relationships with key customers and respond to their changing workplace safety needs Hampshire-based Intersafe, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, provides essential portable appliance and periodic electrical testing services, as well as thermal imaging, for clients involved in ...

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Nov 2015 Test Instruments | Comments Off

Testing energy-saving installations for better performance

Testing energy-saving installations for better performance

Questions are being asked about the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of energy-saving design – can it be optimised for better results? Can it be monitored to for consistent performance? James Penlington-Kershaw, applications and training engineer for Severn College and Acutest, looks at the technical options. These days few people would disagree with the benefits of energy-saving ...

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Jul 2015 Test Instruments | Comments Off

Thermal imaging comes to the fore in the electrotechnical sector

Thermal imaging comes to the fore in the electrotechnical sector

A thermographic (infrared or thermal imaging) camera is a device that forms an image using infrared (IR) radiation instead of visible light. Its use is called thermography and instead of the 450 – 750 nanometer range of visible light, infrared cameras operate in wavelengths up to 14,000 nm (14 µm). FLIR is one of the most important ...

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Jul 2015 Test Instruments | Comments Off

Beware false economies with appliance safety testing

Beware false economies with appliance safety testing

Evidence shows that appliance safety testing can save lives, but is often seen as an unnecessary expense. Jim Wallace looks at the risks of cutting corners with appliance safety testing. Over the 25 years since the introduction of the Electricity At Work Regulations 1989, the evidence shows that that the periodic inspection and testing of ...

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Jul 2015 Test Instruments | Comments Off

These testing times…compliance testing in a regulated world

These testing times…compliance testing in a regulated world

With new technologies and stricter legislation around compliance testing and recording, electrical contractors are under pressure to study new regulations and educate themselves on topics such as inspection, test procedures and test instruments. Gavin Tallentire offers some insight on the best of the testing products on the market today. These certainly are testing times for ...

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