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Monthly Archives May 2013

Preview: Medium Voltage Cable Accessories – A Book By Derek Goulsbra Part 2

Preview: Medium Voltage Cable Accessories – A Book By Derek Goulsbra Part 2

Continuing on from our preview of the first chapter of Derek Goulsbra’s new book, available here in part one, this post previews the start of chapter 2 ‘Medium Voltage Cable Accessories: A Theoretical and Practical Appraisal. Chapter 2 – Electrical breakdown of air and solid dielectrics In order to understand accessories and how they perform […]

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Preview: Medium Voltage Cable Accessories – A Book By Derek Goulsbra

Preview: Medium Voltage Cable Accessories – A Book By Derek Goulsbra

Derek Goulsbra has been heavily involved in product development, failure analysis and engineering and jointer training for over thirty years. His new book, published by Nexans, is a detailed look at the Medium Voltage cable accessories which will be of value to jointers and engineers alike. The book contains theoretical and practical appraisals on the […]

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Considerations When Choosing Cable Glands

Considerations When Choosing Cable Glands

There are a number of factors that need to be considered when choosing the correct type of cable glands for industrial applications. Unnecessary problems, such as time wasted on site can be caused if the glands ordered are the incorrect size or type. These problems can be reduced by paying attention to the following considerations […]

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Genuine LSF Gland Shrouds vs Non-Genuine LSF Shrouds

Genuine LSF Gland Shrouds vs Non-Genuine LSF Shrouds

In recent years there has been a massive influx of imported products, such as cable gland shrouds, which claim to have equal characteristics to their traditional counterparts. Our video outlines the difference in quality between genuine LSF gland shrouds and ‘economy’ LSF shrouds. Transcription: “The following video clip demonstrates the differences in so called LSF […]

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Earthing Requirements of Cable Glands Used on SWA Cables

Earthing Requirements of Cable Glands Used on SWA Cables

When cable glands are used to terminate SWA (Steel Wire Armour) cables, the gland must be able to provide earth continuity from the termination of the armour through to the body of the equipment, either via the enclosure itself (if it is metallic), via a gland plate or through an external earth path with the […]

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How engineering has changed on the London Underground in the past 150 years

How engineering has changed on the London Underground in the past 150 years

2013 marked the 150th year since the London Underground became the first underground rail system. On that day, around 40,000 people were carried on the service that ran between Farringdon Street and Paddington. Since the early days of gas lit platforms, steam powered trains and class division and now with around 3.5 million daily users, […]

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The Importance of Correctly Cleating Cables

The  Importance of Correctly Cleating Cables

The importance of correctly cleating cables in a trefoil formation within electrical installations is frequently underestimated, often due to a lack of understanding. Many people assume cleats are used purely to hold the power cables to the desired route, but for an installation of single core cabling system to be deemed safe, it is vital […]

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Heat Shrink vs Cold Shrink: Knowing When Each One Is More Suitable

Heat Shrink vs Cold Shrink: Knowing When Each One Is More Suitable

Cold Shrink and Heat Shrink tubing may appear similar from the outside, but their key characteristics are very different. Both types of tubing have different installation techniques, applications and physical properties. HeatShrink and ColdShrink tubing can be used for a variety of cabling applications including: terminating, splicing and providing environmental seals on LV and MV […]

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Stainless Steel Cable Cleats and Galvanic Corrosion

Stainless Steel Cable Cleats and Galvanic Corrosion

How the issue of galvanic corrosion affects installation of stainless steel trefoil cleats onto galvanised steel support structures in various environments. The term galvanic corrosion refers to corrosion induced when there is electrical contact between two dissimilar metals in the presence of an electrolyte, i.e. water or corrosive vapour. The severity of the corrosion is […]

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Thameslink Blackfriars Station Redevelopment

Thameslink Blackfriars Station Redevelopment

Blackfriars station in London is at the end of a major redevelopment programme which started in 2008. As a major landmark station which is visited by 44000 passengers a day, this Thameslink project was initiated by Network Rail to increase the service capacity and frequency of trains from 12 to 24 trains an hour. As well as […]

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