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  1. jc71292

    Transitioning from installation to Maintenance in a food factory

    Hello everyone, I'm thinking of transitioning to a maintenance role in a food factory in the near future and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on any courses I could do to help me with doing the job? I have a PLC course booked at learn technique as that is something that interested in...
  2. T

    Advice needed please: Upgrade factory supply from 100A/3ph to 400A/3ph

    Have a quote from UKPN - £10K (with us doing the trench and duct work on our property). Actually could be worse I know, but as the substation is literally across the road it is still quite pricey. UKPN refers to ICPs who can also do the work. Is it worth worth trying any of these, in which case...
  3. B

    RCD tripping time (in factory)

    Hi, bit confused, have an RCD Main Switch 250A with variable settings for mA and mS, now this is set at 1000mA, 1s time delay, I’m getting 99ms with set on 1000mA and no time delay my tester does not do 1s delay, now this board feeds another, so will I put 1099ms for tripping time? I was just...
  4. M

    Increasing supply, does DNO transformer look excessive?

    Basically customer currently only has a 100A 3 phase supply, which is rather overloaded. Also has a 120KVA generator for a 55KW motor. Im trying to get a larger supply so everything will run off the grid and not overloaded. Ive spoken to the DNO in terms of trying to get a 400A supply. DNO...
  5. Rocboni

    New supply to factory

    Just wondering what people thoughts are on obtaining a supply to a part of a local mill where I am now a maintenance engineer. The existing installation is terrible with many switch fuses that have been added over the years, the oldest part is from 1946. The total supply capacity in question is...
  6. C

    Electrical Bonding Sizes in Factory

    Hello All, We look after an old mill/factory and ive just been given the test remedials list another company did. A bit part of it is bonding to steelworks and big gas pipework. How do i determine size needed? Is there a formula/table to work off?
  7. T

    Roberts Play 10 DAB Radio -- Can't Reset to Factory

    This little radio is 2 or 3 years old and very handy for portable DAB. I use 4 x rechargeable AA batteries. Not mains-operated. There are 3 station presets but I can't erase them or even factory-reset the radio. It will accept a new station to any preset but the memory of it is lost on...
  8. D

    Ze / PFC conundrum at factory

    Hi all, I recently went to install a new circuit & when trying to obtain a ze reading at the origin (TN-C-S) I got 0.01 ohms with a pfc of >19.9kA... This is when testing from the main distribution board which is in a hut next to the building where the work took place 15/20 meters away. Anyone...
  9. L

    Powering factory fan/ventilation

    Hi there I rent a works/creator space in an old factory and have a large industrial fan fitted that i'd like to get up and running as it becomes a sauna in summer. I've tried to wire it simply using a standard 3 wired plug in the past but it shorts my fuse box after 10mins or so. I've attached...
  10. Lou

    Town flooded by Pepsi factory!

    Russian town flooded by 28 million litres of Pepsi Russian town flooded by 28 million litres of Pepsi - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/town-flooded-28-million-litres-10302667 Good news it's not diet @telectrix
  11. I

    Industrial Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory

    Hi fella's , Following a recent report I have had sent to me t was deemed that multi-core SWA doubled up to supply a single phase piece of equipment, was unsatisfactory for following reasons. 'Poor onsite installation practice may result in increased risk of failure,electric shock or fire'...
  12. T

    RCD protection for factory sockets

    Doing a little job for a friends of ours who owns a furniture company. Have some metal double sockets round a couple of his work shop areas. Nothing to crazy. Only to be used for fans, kettle, chargers etc. All in swa clipper along metal tray. No sockets to be used outside and all staff are...
  13. L

    And i thought domestic was dirty...

    Previous house basher for 4 years and qualified in that area. Started my new job this week and i am wiring up a flour mill. ITS HUGE, we have a production mill factory with about 4 new motors and 6 sensors wiring back to a plc unit. I have to say i am enjoying the work and seem to be getting on...
  14. W

    Signing off Installation work in a factory

    Hi, I have my 17th edition and NVQ Level 3 (2357)Can I now sign test certificates off for industrial factories?
  15. T

    New Gas meter fitted at factory - Earth Bonding Q

    Hi all, Just has a new gas meter fitted at our factory. Was left an advice notice that there was no earth bond within 600mm of meter outlet. The problem with this is the meter is 20 meters away from the building in a little 1970s hut all on its own with a paved parking area in between. The...
  16. F

    Factory reset Honeywell Galaxy G2-20 ADT alarm

    Hi Have just moved into a house with a Honeywell Galaxy G2-20 ADT alarm. I do not have any user or manager code. I would like to reset the system back to default so I can use the alarm. Can anyone tell me how do this. i understand this may be sensitive information so please PM if it not correct...
  17. LeeH

    Conduit ****

    Working in a factory which has a spec of conduit. Up to 50mm conduits all over the place with very little forms of other containment. No idea why, but a nice steady job for the outfit doing it all.
  18. K

    factory rewire help

    hi everyone im currently looking at updating a board in a factory with bs88 fuses in it can anyone reccommend a board and overcurrent protective devices that would be a more suitable replacement? the out going circuits are ok and up to date thanks
  19. R

    Young apprentice died testing factory

    Just read this How very tragic and sad and maybe a lesson to us all http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3048568/Father-watched-horror-apprentice-son-got-fatal-electric-shock.html
  20. J

    No RCBO's = Unsatisfactory

    I've just been to a customer who has had somebody else carry out an EICR and have told them that it can not be passed as satisfactory until they replace a number of MCB's for RCBO's as there is a new law that requires them. This is not just on socket outlets. They have gone all out on cables...
  21. darkwood

    One smelly factory - can you identify what the pile is of?

    One of my customers this is just part of his stock and it reeks!!
  22. driverman

    Pfc - pscc on 3 phase supplies

    Hi, Guys,when measuring PFC-PSCC on 3 phase supplies,I know that you test between live conductors L1-L2, L1-L3, L2-L3 and then all 3 to Neutral and note lowest reading obtained. Then all 3 phases ( is that right term for C&G? ) to earth. Then neutral to earth and lowest reading obtained recorded...
  23. P

    FActory sockets issue

    HI All First post so go easy After a recent H&S visit They were displeased with the fact that we have standard metal clad 13a sockets in some areas on the factory floor . The major of sockets are Blue 16a Commander or Yellow 110. A lot of equipment is low voltage load cells scales...
  24. I

    Industrial Measuring residual current. How do I know what RCD to fit?

    Hi, I have been tasked with rewiring most of the machines in a factory. Due to the age of the equipment and usage I believe residual current protection is a good idea. This presents an issue with how they want them wired. Currently we have cables hanging from the ceiling at multiple points of...
  25. C


    Connected new central heating system,did usual test Zs at switch spur for boiler.Also a visual only on the 3 bed property.Noted no earth on oil supply,upfront a 100ma rcd it's a tt system.Told all this to the gaffer,apparently we did the pit report sometime ago,the client knows all this but...
  26. G

    Sharp close their Wrexham PV factory

    bbc Sorry to see the jobs go, but frankly the panels were never really up to scratch. It does make me wonder a bit what it is about the UK that means that we seem to be incapable of producing consistently high quality solar PV panels at a significant volume. Sharp should really have been...
  27. S

    ECR Unsatisfactory

    Hi guys i carried out an ECR last week and it had a few category 1, 2 and 3. Obviously resulting in a fail which wasn't great news for the client. They said well there's no point in giving us an unsatisfactory cert and asked if I could do the works and issue a satisfactory grade. So iv since...
  28. 1

    Domestic Oven Circuit Question

    Morning All I am installing a 6mm T&E circuit on a 32amp MCB (on an RCD protected board) for a 3.5kw Bosch oven. The 6mm is going to a 40amp dp isolator. The oven has a factory installed plugless prewired cable. How do I ensure that the oven cable has adequate protection? By this I mean that...
  29. B

    Low bay LEDs

    Anyone used low bay 60w E40 led replacement lamps? Just wondered how they compare with a metal halide 250w. Obviously cheaper to run so,more interested in light output comparison
  30. D

    unsatisfactory condition report?

    was wondering when it comes to an unsatisfactory condition report, then once the corrections are made do you have to redo the form or just add a letter to it stating it is now satisfactory?
  31. S

    Electrical load trending for a factory

    Hi all, looking for some advice on gaining a trend profile for the demand of our factory. At present, we have energy meters on all our larger bits of plant, consisting of ct's on each phase to a digital meter. The meter then gives out a pulse to our PLC which gives us our (in this case) monthly...
  32. G

    Board Change, satsifactory report

    Hi all, am going to be doing an inspection on a property which the customer wants a satisfactory report. ie no c1's, c2's. First question Bathroom lighting circut has no 30ma rcd protection, so a C2, next problem lighting circut into bathroom has no Cpc. Can i get around this by installing...
  33. Top Cat

    Just had a call from an old customer!

    Phone call tonight from an old customer i rewired her house about 10 years ago:- Her, a light bulb blew and now i have no lights upstairs. Me, Yes you will need to flip up the trip in your fuse box. Her, i remember you telling me about that, what am i supposed to do? Me, go to the fuse box and...
  34. G

    PIR is it satisfactory.?

    HI all, dont really do PIR's but its family, basically its and 30+ house they want to sell , wiring in good condition earth in lighting old WYLEX board with, 6mm main earth, 6mm to water and gas. no rcd protection, TN-C-S ok, so is it satifactory or not, i know its not upto 17th Ed regs...
  35. L

    Unsatisfactory EICR - ring r2 broken?

    Evening Fella's Did an EICR today, on the ring final the r1 and rn were 0.47 and 0.48 but the r2 was >22, every socket had a satisfactory Zs and I also fitted a new RCD board. The ESC say the broken r2 is a code c2 which would mean an overall unsatisfactory verdict, If it were a live conductor...
  36. C

    strange rcd problem

    rewired property and fitted b g consumer unit , on testing rcd 1 tested fine , rcd 2 would nt operate on testing , test button is fine but on usual test procedure would nt operate , so exchanged it, but its exactly the same , however now on testing rcd 1 both rcd s trip out, i m baffled going...
  37. R

    Testing for sub contractor

    Hi all, This may be long winded so stay with me, also I think it's in the right bit but move it needed. Been asked to do an eicr on an industrial factory, quite a large building and it's in a bit of a mess, anyway there is bound to be lots of remedial involved. The guy that owns the factory...
  38. G

    help needed with dno

    Help needed witj dno installed 3.9kw system with sma 3600tl which limits output bang on 16a max but dno says this is g59 as panels are over 3680 w is this right what they are doing?
  39. Dic Penderyn

    Cable spec for a factory cooler!

    Howz it Lads & Ladettes! There's a huge project afoot! No cable spec yet! Would anyone have a incline to what cable size might be required for the following Cooler for a Diary Factory? · Model RTAC 250 HE · Power: 628 kW · Electrcial power unity: 253 kW · Power...
  40. L

    Opening factory-sealed cable tips

    Is there any way to break open your average pre-fabbed cable connector tip in such a way that you could re-use it? I'd like to replace the end of a DC cable without just chopping the end off ...
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