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  1. Top 3 Considerations When Installing EV Charge Points

    Top 3 Considerations When Installing EV Charge Points

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  2. Power Quality Explained

    Power Quality Explained

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  3. Kane Flue Gas Analyser Series

    Which Kane Flue Gas Analyser is Right For You?

    Kane’s numerous flue gas analyser series are amongst the most popular on the market. Kane has become a staple in the test and measurement industry, renowned for their quality products and unrivalled after sale support. However, with the impressive number of Kane analysers available to customers, it can often prove challenging to select the ideal analyser and accessories for the task at hand.

    To help our customers make an informed choice, we’ve created this article to compare and contrast the various Kane analyser models and accessory kit options. In this post, we’re going to focus on Kane’s 258, 358 and 458s, a popular series of analysers primarily intended for the service and installation of home appliances, making them popular choices amongst domestic gas and heating engineers. However, we will also provide a brief overview of some of Kane’s other offerings, including commercial analysers and their uses. So, if you’re currently considering a new Kane analyser or could use some he

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  4. FLIR Thermal Camera Home Inspection

    Reducing Home Energy Costs Through Thermal Imaging

    According to the Office for National Statistics, 66% of adults reported an increase in living costs in January 2022. Of those who reported a rise, 79% cited higher gas and electricity bills as a leading cause. With energy costs rising sharply as a result of the 12% increase in the OFGEM energy price cap in October 2021, it’s no surprise that many households are becoming increasingly interested in making energy cost savings. In addition to these homeowner concerns, environmental considerations are also present amongst much of the population when looking at their energy efficiency, with 22% of UK carbon emissions driven by maintaining a habitable home.

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  5. Which Tramex Installation Moisture Kit Is Right For You?

    Which Tramex Installation Moisture Kit Is Right For You?

    Tramex have compiled a renowned range of hugely impressive moisture meter kits, each designed to make flooring installation or inspection significantly easier.

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  6. Fever Screening: Thermal Imaging and Non-Contact Instruments

    Fever Screening: Thermal Imaging and Non-Contact Instruments

    On the 11th March 2020, The World Health Organisation (WHO), responsible for assessing the global developments of COVID-19, characterised the outbreak as a pandemic¹. As of 31st March 2020, it is reported that the pandemic has affected more than 179 countries, with more than 823,000 cases confirmed worldwide².

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  7. HFO-1234YF in Automotive Air Conditioning

    HFO-1234YF in Automotive Air Conditioning

    HFO-1234YF in Automotive Air Conditioning

    From 2017, a change in the law required the introduction of a new refrigerant – HFO-1234YF (also known as R-1234YF) – in air-conditioning systems of vehicles, replacing the widely used R134a. This has implications for automotive engineers and HVAC technicians, particularly when it comes to using appropriate gas leak detectors.

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  8. Smart Meters: What is the State of the UK Rollout?

    Smart Meters: What is the State of the UK Rollout?

    Smart Meters: UK Rollout

    Energy suppliers are obliged by Ofgem to take all reasonable steps possible to have a smart meter installed in the premises of all their domestic and small business customers by the end of 20201. The benefits of smart meters from both a consumer and environmental point of view have been loudly trumpeted in press releases and advertisements, but significant doubts remain and the 2020 deadline looks more and more optimistic when set against the facts. So where is the UK’s smart meter project?

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  9. Energy Efficiency: What is the IPMVP?

    Energy Efficiency: What is the IPMVP?

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    The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) is an internationally recognised protocol for making businesses more efficient when it comes to energy use.

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  10. PoE: What is Power over Ethernet?

    PoE: What is Power over Ethernet?

    Power over Ethernet

    Power over Ethernet, or PoE for short, is a feature that allows electrical power to be carried by network cables over an existing data connection. This means that network cables can pass electricity through them. For this to happen, a Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet cable is needed. The job of this cable is to connect two devices together for the local network, as well as for internet network and file sharing. The company Cisco is credited with pioneering the PoE movement, when in 2000 they came up with the first ever successful system. There are many reasons for PoE’s rise to prominence, with the expansion of technology obviously a major factor.

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