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• • • 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING • • •


PROTECTION NO BREAK


POWER


CABLE MANAGEMENT


Unitrunk discusses a complex cable management installation at a new build warehouse and office scheme


SMART BUILDINGS & IOT


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The BCIA ponders the question of whether wellbeing needs to be regulated in reference to commercial building


FIRE & SECURITY 24


In the domestic smoke alarm sector, a new breed of multi sensors, which combine two traditional sensing elements, are rising in popularity


ENCLOSURES


Keeping cool and avoiding business disruption by implementing small changes for major improvements


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SAFETY IN ENGINEERING


How to improve PPE compliance and make sure workers wear it, and keep it on


16


SURGE & CIRCUIT PROTECTION


Improving surge protection for today’s microprocessor-based equipment


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DATA CENTRE MANAGEMENT


New technology facilitates more efficient data centres to support remote working and demand for cloud storage


ELECTRIC VEHICLES


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Steve Richmond of Jungheinrich UK, discusses the importance of embracing electric battery technology


STANDBY POWER IN SAFE HANDS


HAZARDOUS AREA EQUIPMENT


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Sun safety survey reveals the levels of UV exposure on open sites and the health and safety risks for outdoor workers


28 PUT YOUR


60 YEARS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MAGAZINE


This year marks the 60th anniverary of Electrical Engineering. For six decades, the magazine has showcased all aspects involved in the purchasing and specifying of electrical equipment, and continues to be the leading journal in this market sector


July/August 2020


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Shining a light on PAT testers ENCLOSURES SAFETY IN ENGINEERING LIGHTING & LIGHTING CONTROLS electricalengineeringmagazine.co.uk ENCLOSURES


The trend of miniturisation continues with the creation of PSUs that can deliver 250W when conduction-cooled


8 RAIL INDUSTRY


UK’s first battery powered train gets go- ahead with deal to design batteries to power passenger trains


e-newsletters and social media, has provided the market with technical articles, interviews, product overviews and case studies detailing the core issues at the coalface of the electrical engineering sector. To mark this special occasion, we have


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SAFETY IN ENGINEERING


Proper electrical protection is the key to safely removing the effects of dangerous overcurrent


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relaunched the magazine with a new design, new size and brand new website. Having outgrown the Connecting Industry portfolio of magazines, Electrical Engineering now stands proudly on its own. To mark this rather special occasion, we have made this issue a bumper


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020 marks the 60th anniversary of the magazine. For 60 years, the magazine, alongside its website, and more recently


edition containing every key topic we cover throughout the year. Inside you will find articles on diverse topics


ranging from Batteries and Chargers to Data Centre Management. We explore key issues affecting the market today, including the on- going pandemic and subsequent supply chain issues, whilst also identifying future trends and solutions. We examine how companies are getting staff back to work safely, and showcase the adjustments being made to ensure workers are all protected. We look at what’s new with Test &


Measurement devices, and how Lighting & Lighting Controls can make modern buildings


more energy efficient. We investigate the latest in Training and education courses, and see how Electric Vehicle technology is becoming more widespread. We also look specifically at the Rail Industry and pinpoint new innovation in Enclosures. On behalf of the Electrical Engineering team,


I would like to thank our advertisers and you, our readers, for supporting and reading the magazine over the years. I hope that you enjoy this special edition and continue to support us for many more years to come.


Stay safe, Niamh Marriott | Editor


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10 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING • JULY/AUGUST 2020


CABLING & CABLE MANAGEMENT


As 2019 marks 100 years of MK Electric, we caught


EV CHARGING


Electric car revolution set to create over 1 million new jobs, says


FIRE & SECURITY


State-of-the-art fire system installed in historic hotel to comply


electricalengineeringmagazine.co.uk


CABLES & CONNECTORS


What do installers need to consider when it comes to


DATA CENTRE MANAGEMENT


Lighting uses a small fraction energy in data


UPS & STANDBY POWER


To futureproof standby power needs, hospitals


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 Shining a light on PAT testers


A CENTURY OF SAFETY How Crabtree has stayed the


course and been successful in business for over 100 years


ENCLOSURES


The trend of miniturisation continues with the creation of PSUs that can deliver 250W when conduction-cooled


LIGHTING & LIGHTING CONTROLS


The latest in linear lighting and how it leads to energy saving efficiency


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TEST & MEASUREMENT


The autonomous vehicle infrastructure, cyber security and real-world testing is ready to hit the road


SMART BUILDINGS & IOT


29


How does software play a key role in securing networks from hackers and protecting data, asks COPA-DATA


12 RAIL INDUSTRY


UK’s first battery powered train gets go- ahead with deal to design batteries to power passenger trains


17


SAFETY IN ENGINEERING


Proper electrical protection is the key to safely removing the effects of dangerous overcurrent


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SMARTER CABLE MANAGEMENT


THE POWER REVOLUTION


Critical Power Supplies offers customers a money-saving


opportunity to upgrade their UPS solutions


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CABLES & CONNECTORS


What do installers need to consider when it comes to navigating the complex world of regulations?


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DATA CENTRE MANAGEMENT


Lighting uses a small fraction energy in data centres but its impact and cost savings go far beyond


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CABLING & CABLE MANAGEMENT


Reichelt champions patch cables for secure networks by showing the right patch for every t


UPS & STANDBY POWER


To futureproof standby power needs, hospitals often upgrade their standby generator systems


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ENERGY EFFICIENCY


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Renewable energy, battery storage and EV, what’s the next chapter for UK energy sector, k the ECA


UPS & STANDBY POWER


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Does moving to energy efficient modular UPS offer both environmental and economic benefits, ks Ri llo UPS


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