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  1. J

    Any issues with the new ENA process?

    I know the ENA introduced a new process for informing DNOs, previously it was OK to advise the DNO after if you were within the maximum demand up to 100A, but now this only applies up to 60A, and you must apply to the DNO ahead of installation if it's between 60 and 100A even if with the new...
  2. justcurioustwo

    can frequency changes effect the electrolysis process?

    A curious look at electrolysis After reading the quotes below which I got from another forum, I ask these questions ~~~~~ "Non-integer-frequency crystals will work well, as long as the crystal's frequency is between the microcontroller's maximum and minimum crystal frequencies. The non-integer...
  3. gazdkw82

    Process for certifying work

    Got a job for a friend in motion. Consumer unit change. Bonding is good and system had been tested so I'm confident no problems will occur with the introduction of RCD protection. My question is, what's the process in getting the work certified. I'm qualified but not registered with a scheme...
  4. T

    3 phase design process

    Hi folks, I'm installing a 3-ph 32A 60309 socket and just wanted to double check my design calcs are right... The circuit will be part of a 3-ph sub-board (200A main switch) supplied by our main 3-ph distribution board. The final circuit length is approx 30m. The sub board comprises just...
  5. D

    Hoping somebody can help my electric has gone to a £1 a hour I’ve gone through a elimination process unplugging things one by one nothing has changed

    My tumble dryer blew up and since then my electric charge has gone to £1 a hour I’ve unplugged everything in my house but to no avail any advice other than seeing a electrician which I’m doing is it possible for the blow up and trip to have caused this electric bill increase
  6. KennyKen

    Australia Instrumentation, Process and Control in Lehman’s Terms

    A helpful guide to process control, Discusses PID control loops and an in depth easy to understand description of instrumentation techniques. For someone in the commercial game or Domestic this would be a perfect book to give you an understanding.
  7. MFS Electrical

    Cable sizing full process

    when I was an apprentice, one of our lecturers had us copy out from start to finish all of the equations for cable sizing and de-rating on the very back page of our regs book . And where to find the various factors I know that the equations are obviously in the regs but just wondering if anyone...
  8. cprfenom

    Anyone have experience in Canadian electrics or the process to challenge the exams

    Hi All, As the title says, is there anyone here with Canadian electrical experience or the processes in getting your skills recognized in order to challenge the exams? I am looking at options to move to St johns in Newfoundland
  9. S

    Testing a flood damaged property, usual process?

    Good evening all, I hope everyone has been enjoying the long weekend! I have been asked by a surveyor client of mine to inspect, test and provide a detailed recommendation report on a property that has just been converted into two high spec apartments and while on the market suffered a leak to...
  10. D

    Competent Persons Scheme

    I'm doing some research into the current processes involved in the Competent Persons Scheme and building regulations in general. I wondered if anyone on here had any significant issues or areas of improvement that they wanted to highlight to hopefully be changed in the future. This could range...
  11. L

    Army, Ex-Army - Electricians

    Hello, I am currently army employed electrician, I have the following quals: 2382 2330 lvl 2 + 3 2360 2394 Aiming to get 2395 soon. I have a fair bit of experience and about to get a lot more in the following 18month. However hopefully there are some ex army that can help out with how to take...
  12. Worcester

    New MCS Consulation > 50kW

    Just received this: I would suggest we all reply to keep it the same. In my opinion > 50kW requires different expertise and would normally be an M&E type contract, don't let these guys scope creep into commercial areas, the whole design and contract process is very different above 50kW. Same...
  13. codger

    EICR process

    Hello. I have been asked on numerous occasions to carry out EICRs for various people/companies. It's an area I have thought about getting involved in, but now not so sure. I teach the 2394/95 and thought it would be a good way of getting some 'hands on' experience to enhance my understanding of...
  14. F

    Display energy certificate open source software

    Dear all, I am a student and as part of my thesis there is a high need to perform a DECs calculation on a set of buildings. Of course the overall process is not related to a commercial process and therefore this is not related to the standardized method. So my question is if there are open...
  15. G

    Spot Light / Downlighters Installation??

    Hello all, I have got quite a good understanding about electrical installations but have never installed Downlighters? I'm doing a job on my own small living room and want to install new LED downlights; the room currently has a normal ceiling rose in the middle of it and I would like to install...
  16. S

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Certification by the Niceic

    Hi all, was going to buy some software to help with certification and heard amtech and easycert are pretty good but have heard now that the Niceic are going to be doing a pay per use scheme where by we wouldn't own the software or indeed the rights so no up front fees.... Could anyone tell me...
  17. B

    Rewireable main fuse.

    I was changing a consumer unit today and the DNO's main cut-out was a porcelain rewireable fuse inside a hinged metal unit. There were no markings on the fuse-holder, and the fuse consisted of two strands of wire, approx 0.75mm dia each. I'm afraid I haven't seen one like this before. Can...
  18. V

    Utilising Renewable Energy: Turning Fresh Air Into Petrol:

    "Air Fuel Synthesis from Stockton-on-Tees has produced five litres of petrol since August when it switched on a small refinery that manufactures gasoline from carbon dioxide and water vapour." "We can convert renewable electricity into a more versatile, useable and storable form of energy...
  19. S

    UK Power Networks

    Hi Guys I have the possibility of installing up to a 50 KW system on a light industrial unit in East Sussex. The customer is unsure as to the size of system to install but it could probably be up to 50KW.So far only having installed domestic systems up to 16A per phase and am a little bit...
  20. P

    Forms during Installation

    I am just in the process of getting ready for assesment. I was wondering if anyone has any advise on forms they are using or pre-made for checks during installation and commissioning. This includes forms for proving the incoming inspection was completed and the process inspection during...
  21. dansk

    Help with Commercial Quoting Process

    Hi, Going to do a commercial site visit tomorrow - its for a customer i have already worked for on a domestic level, now he wants a quote for PV on his business unit. I need help with identifying the process. This is how i imagine it works: Site visit, measure roof check electrical (not an...
  22. S

    how to apply for fits, and some testing questions

    hi i did the pv course 4 months ago, and i am starting my first installation next week 14 march 2011 i contacted the dno to check if there will get the fits tariff and that was fine, they said that once i have installed my system i then have to fill out some documents and send it to them and...
  23. F

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Advice for joining napit pls

    Hi folks, am in the process of joining napit awaiting my dreaded "site visit "" and would like to know what to do about my notifiable work regarding the process of notification to buidings control ?will the assessor need to see that the work has been notified to builings control and...
  24. C

    3 phase meter questions.

    Hi all, i have a quick question which i hope someone will know. Ive been metering for a year on single phase whole current meters, i have an assesment day thursday for a role installing 3 phase meters. how does the process of installing change? does anyone have a copy of 3 phase intallation...
  25. M

    Method statement on a PIR

    I have been asked to produce 3 method statements for work we do by our grim reaper Health and safety officer. One for work carried out on fuseboards, one for installation work we do (Domestic wiring in houses, flats etc), these 2 I have done, but the third one is for Inspection and testing...
  26. P

    ISO9001 Advice Wanted.

    I am about to start the process of getting an ISO9001 qualification for my business. Can anyone give me any advice on anything that may be usefull to me with regards to this and does anyone know of any reputable advisors in the North West of England who could help me through this process??
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