Free webinar – Calculating Design Current and Fault Currents: thermal constraints

On 6th July 2021, John Peckham, of Astute Technical Services Limited, and our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, will be speaking in a free IET webinar about electrical design.

The subjects will be Calculating Design Current and Fault currents – Thermal Constraints.

The event will be hosted by Colin Penfold, of the Operations department of Defra, and Colin, John and Graham will be answering live questions raised during the Webinar.

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Title: Responsibilities for those in an electrical installation design role
Date: Tuesday 6th July 2021
Time: 3 pm GMT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Electrician’s Guide to Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition, now available to pre-order

The 3rd Edition of the IET’s Electrician’s Guide to Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems, updated and edited by our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, is due on 30 June 2021, and is now available to pre-order.

Key features of the 3rd Edition include essential guidance on special fire risk, system design and integration, installation competency, information, advice and guidance on managing the requirements of BS 7671:2018+A1:2020, BS 5839-1:2017 and BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020.

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Free webinar – Introduction to harmonics and EMC

On 18th May 2021, our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, is joining Alex Gray, of Thames Water, to provide an introduction to harmonics and electromagnetic compatibility. The first part of the webinar, presented by Alex, will briefly explore some theory on what makes up harmonic components, why they happen, what impact it has on the connected power system and some mitigation techniques that can be used to control them. In the second part of the webinar, Graham will outline the legal requirement for EMC and installations, introduce the concept of conducted and radiated electromagnetic phenomena, and discuss how some wiring practices can affect EMC. 

The event will be hosted by Tracy Scott, of RES Group, and Tracy, Alex and Graham will be answering live questions raised during the Webinar.

Induction of current (c) G Kenyon Technology Ltd 2021

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Title: Introduction to harmonics and EMC
Date: Tuesday 18th May 2021
Time: 3 pm BST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

IET virtual Elex event 2021

IET Virtual Elex showcase is now available.

Our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, has contributed to the virtual panel discussions on protective multiple earthing (PME) and electric vehicle charging equipment installation.

Click here to view the event, or watch the associated videos through YouTube below:

Island mode earthing arrangements: New Guidance in the Second Edition of the IET Code of Practice on Electrical Energy Storage Systems

Graham Kenyon, our Managing Director, has co-authored an article with Dr Andrew Crossland, Director of Advance Further Energy Ltd, for the latest Issue 84 of the IET’s Wiring Matters industry magazine.

Read the article here

The article looks at earthing arrangements for electrical installations that can operate in island mode (when the mains supply is lost) when they have a battery storage system connected. Importantly, it highlights changes in the earthing requirements introduced in the 2nd Edition of the IET’ Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems, of which Graham is co-author along with fellow industry expert Martin Cotterell.

Free webinar – Responsibilities for those in an electrical installation design role

On 2nd February 2021, our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, is joining John Peckham, of Astute Technical Services Limited, to provide an insight into the requirements of an electrical design role. The presentation will cover the fundamental principles of BS 7671, and review the duties on some other legislation and standards for electrical installation designers.

The event will be hosted by Colin Penfold, of the Operations department of Defra, and Colin, John and Graham will be answering live questions raised during the Webinar.

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Title: Responsibilities for those in an electrical installation design role
Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Time: 3 pm GMT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Free webinar – RCDs: Selection, Types and Testing

On 1st December 2020, our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, is presenting on the topic of Selection and types of RCDs, as part of the IET Webinar RCDs: Selection, Types and Testing. John Peckham, of Astute Technical Services Limited, is providing a presentation on RCD Testing. The event will be hosted by Colin Penfold, of the Operations department of Defra, and Colin, John and Graham will be answering live questions raised during the Webinar.

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Title: RCDs: Selection, Types and Testing
Date: Tuesday 1st December 2020
Time: 3 pm BST, 7 am USA PST, 10 am USA EST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

IET Wiring Matters article on proposed changes to Section 514 in the BS 7671 Amendment 2 draft for public comment

Our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, has prepared an article for the latest Issue 83 – November 2020 – of the IET’s Wiring Matters industry publication.

The article looks at the changes proposed in Section 514 Identification and notices in the draft for public comment (DPC) of Amendment 2 to BS 7671:2018.

BS 7671 AMD2 DPC

Supplement: Electric vehicle charging installations at filling stations now available

Cover, Electric vehicle charging installatioins at filling stations

Graham Kenyon, our Principal, has contributed to this important industry publication, which deals with the additional requirements for electric vehicle charging equipment installations at filling stations.

This supplement will be invaluable for those working with EV charging equipment at filling stations, and includes earthing performance requirements for Mode 4 electric vehicle supply equipment with an IT earthing arrangement.

The publication is now available to purchase from the APEA web-site.

Free webinar – Protective earthing

On 16th September 2020, our Managing Director, Graham Kenyon, is presenting on the topic of Practical application of Protective Earthing as part of the IET Webinar Protective Earthing. John Peckham of Astute Technical Services Limited, is also presenting on the subject. The event, and a live Q&A session, will be hosted by Mark Coles, IET Technical Standards Manager, with Mark, John and Graham answering questions raised during the Webinar.

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Title: Protective earthing
Date: Wednesday 16th September 2020
Time: 3 pm BST, 7 am USA PST, 10 am USA EST
Duration: 1 hour