How to solve Harmonics problems caused by Variable Speed Drives.

Harmonics in the electricity supply is a source of problems, such as overheating equipment, at many sites, particularly in rural locations where networks are weak. These frequencies can cause devices to behave erratically, but symptoms can be vague and often go unnoticed. However, once identified, finding a remedy for a harmonics issue can be straightforward. […]

Where can I hire energy saving equipment?

Think before you buy energy saving equipment. Before installing energy saving drives and high-efficiency motors, you’ll need to carefully examine and decide on the system you are going to use. Frank Griffith, a drives consultant with ABB in the UK, offers advice on what to look for. Installing high-efficiency motors and drives can result in […]

Who Polices the New BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel Standard?

The new standard assumes the manufacturer will ensure his equipment complies with the standard. Policing the application of the CE mark is the responsibility of the Dept of Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) (previously DTI) Quantum Controls are one of less than 1% of Control Panel Manufacturers in the UK to invest the time […]

What does BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel standard mean?

Compliance with the new standard is compulsory. All assemblies must be shown to meet minimum safety and performance standards by design and routine verification. Many of the alternatives to type testing rely on interpolation from a tested reference design.Once the European equivalent standard, EN 61439-2 (BS EN 61439-2) has been listed in the Official Journal of […]

Who is ultimately responsible to ensure the new BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel standard is met?

Ultimate responsibility is established via the contract and usually rests with the party selling the assembly to the purchaser. However, a panel builder may work in partnership with an original manufacturer and pass down some of his responsibility via a subcontract. Quantum Controls are one of less than 1% of Control Panel Manufacturers in the […]