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How to identify PAT appliance classes (and what they are)
Published on Monday 15 August, 2016
How to identify PAT appliance classes (and what they are)
The method of construction of an electrical appliance determines its Class and the tests that we carry out. This chapter outlines the different classes of appliances and how to identify them.
Topic: PAT Testing & PAT Testers
Written by: Razvan Fatu
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Toolbox Talks on Safe Isolation - Are you compliant?
Published on Friday 22 July, 2016
Toolbox Talks on Safe Isolation - Are you compliant?
Here at Instrotech we have teamed up with Martindale Electric (the leading manufacturer of safe isolation equipment) to provide a series of educational "Toolbox Talks" on Safe Isolation and what it takes to comply with the GS38, HSG85, and BS EN61343-3 2010 standards.
Topic: Safe Isolation
Written by: Guy Brown
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10 Great Tips For Saving When Buying Test Equipment
Published on Monday 18 July, 2016
10 Great Tips For Saving When Buying Test Equipment
Buying test equipment is a task worth taking seriously. Whether you are looking for your first PAT Tester, replacing an old Multifunction Tester or trying to add Thermal Imaging to your toolbox, you want to get something that does everything you need and makes your life easier ... but doesn't break the bank. Here is the most wallet friendly advice for buying test equipment.
Topic: Test Equipment
Written by: Razvan Fatu
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6 Reasons You Should Get A Thermal Camera Now
Published on Friday 17 June, 2016
6 Reasons You Should Get A Thermal Camera Now
Thermal imaging cameras have been continuously developing up to the point they are an accessible and useful tool for almost any contractor. Here are the 6 most important reasons you should start using a thermal camera right away.
Topic: Thermal Cameras & Thermography
Written by: Razvan Fatu
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The new Fluke 166X Series versus the new Megger MFT17X1 Series
Published on Monday 23 May, 2016
The new Fluke 166X Series versus the new Megger MFT17X1 Series
Fluke and Megger have recently updated their range of 17th Edition multifunction installation testers and go head-to-head with both introducing three new models to market. The new model numbers are Fluke 1662, 1663 and 1664FC and Megger MFT1711, MFT1721 and MFT1731.
Topic: 17th Edition Testing
Written by: Guy Brown
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Stiffer penalties for Electricity at Work violations
Published on Thursday 17 March, 2016
Stiffer penalties for Electricity  at Work violations
From February 2016 new tougher sentencing guidelines were introduced for health & safety offences.
Topic: 17th Edition Testing
Written by: Razvan Fatu
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HSE GS38 Fourth Edition, what you need to know to stay compliant
Published on Tuesday 01 September, 2015
HSE GS38 Fourth Edition, what you need to know to stay compliant
In June 2015, the HSE published the fourth edition of Guidance Note GS38. We look at the key changes from the 3rd Edition and how this will affect the way you test, including the equipment used.

Included with this article is a link to download the full publication in pdf format.

Topic: 17th Edition Testing
Written by: Mark Fuller
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6 Common Mistakes Made During an Electrical Thermography Survey
Published on Friday 19 June, 2015
6 Common Mistakes Made During an Electrical Thermography Survey
When is a hot spot not a hot spot?

Did you know that measuring the actual temperature of a copper connection with a thermal camera is almost impossible?

In this article we look at the 6 most common mistakes made when carrying out an electrical thermal survey. While some may seem obvious, it's surprising how often we see these errors appearing in reports.

Topic: Thermal Cameras & Thermography
Written by: Mark Fuller
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Understanding Test Equipment Warranties
Published on Tuesday 02 June, 2015
Understanding Test Equipment Warranties
Test equipment is often advertised with extended warranty periods, beyond the normal 12 months offered as standard. We look at some of the key UK manufacturers to see if there are any specific terms and conditions to activate these warranty extensions.
Topic: Test Equipment Warranties
Written by: Mark Fuller
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Amendment 3 Changes to 17th Edition Certification
Published on Wednesday 15 April, 2015
Amendment 3 Changes to 17th Edition Certification
The January Amendment 3 changes to the 17th Edition Wiring regulations mean changes to the certificates for electrical installation verification and effect both pre-printed pads and software based forms.

We look at the new requirements and how the certificates have changed

Topic: 17th Edition Testing
Written by: Martindale Electric
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