Should More Engineers be Celebrating Failure?

April 25, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Should More Engineers be Celebrating Failure?

We’ve been particularly fascinated to read this recent story, investigating a TED Talk that looks into the potential benefits of celebrating failure – and not just any failure, but specifically the ‘failure to foster innovation’, something that you might think would be a top priority for anybody involved in the fast-paced engineering world. The talk comes from Astro Teller, the man ...

How to Use and Choose Solar Cables

April 22, 2016  |   Uncategorized   |     |   Comments Off on How to Use and Choose Solar Cables

In our modern world more and more people are becoming concerned with energy and how we as a species are producing it. The burning of fossil fuels is causing our atmosphere to thin, and global warming is something that we are all aware of as a result. This is why some people have switched to solar power in order to help limit the use of fossil fuels and this harmful release of toxins into the ...

How Are Cables Used in Mining?

April 21, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on How Are Cables Used in Mining?

Mining carries a lot of risks, so it’s extremely important that everyone is kept safe at all times. Regulations need to be followed, as does the proper legislation, which also applies to the cables used underground, be it for mining equipment or to carry materials to the surface. Some of these cables are armoured, while others are power cables, for instance, and their quality has to be outstanding, due to the hazards inherent ...

Earth Day: How Solar Energy Can Help Save the Planet

April 19, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Earth Day: How Solar Energy Can Help Save the Planet

Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, where the movement for a greener, healthier Earth grew with an emerging consciousness toward environmental issues. Earth day is just a day away – April 22, 2016, and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about our planet and how we can save it. Solar energy is a powerful energy source, as it originates from the sun’s radiation. We are starting to be able to harness this energy to ...

The Importance of Great Railway Cables

April 18, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on The Importance of Great Railway Cables

Every day millions of passengers take public transport, such as trains, and the infrastructure of railway networks allows them to travel virtually anywhere. So, the reliability of these systems is extremely important and is dependent upon the quality of the cables that make them up. The cabling that runs through railways (and that makes them possible) is diverse and has a wide range of uses, but they have something very important in common: their first-class ...

The Responsibility of a Fire Alarm System

April 15, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on The Responsibility of a Fire Alarm System

When it comes to fire detection and alarm products, it’s extremely important that you purchase one that is well designed, manufactured and installed. A correctly designed fire alarm will provide you with essential early detection that can save your life and protect your property. All fire alarm products should be tested and approved to the highest standards, to ensure that they are working to their fullest potential.

Submarine Cable vs. Spy

April 14, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Submarine Cable vs. Spy

The submarine cable is incredibly useful as we have discovered, but what you might not have realised is how they are protecting us on a worldwide scale. Espionage may seem like the work of our film heroes (James Bond comes to mind) but it is actually a real life threat that organisations such as MI5 and MI6 deal with on a daily basis. Incredibly cable has a part to play in this real-life ...

What Is Structured Cabling?

April 13, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on What Is Structured Cabling?

If you’re familiar with the data cabling industry, you may have heard the term structured cabling mentioned quite a lot. Structured cabling is an extremely important aspect of a cabled network, focusing more on the network and data infrastructures than overhead and underground cabling. It is used to create reliable, flexible data networking options to a wide variety of sources, so it needs to be carefully planned and put into place to ensure this ...

Types of Electrical Cable – A Visual Guide

March 30, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Types of Electrical Cable – A Visual Guide

There are many different types of cable available, and it can often be quite difficult to understand what each one does. To help you understand a little bit more about electrical cabling options, we've put together a short visual guide which details some important information about these types of cables! Are you ready to start your cable 101? Here we go! Types of Electrical Cable Wire Colours

What Is A High Voltage Cable?

March 29, 2016  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on What Is A High Voltage Cable?

High voltage cables can be used underground and under the water. Their most characteristic feature is their insulation, which is more powerful than in any other type of cable. Thanks to this they can support a high voltage without deteriorating quickly as well as controlling any leakage of current. How are they designed? A high voltage cable has the same components as any ...