A stable power supply is arguably the single most important factor in keeping businesses open for business.Power loss affects everything from our essential services to our domestic applications, making it impossible for businesses and households to operate.
Workplace health and safety is an important issue in every organisation. But it’s arguably most important in the construction sector, where accidents aren’t just an inconvenience—they’re potentially life threatening.
We are spreading the word about upcoming changes to the Wiring Rules at information sessions across Queensland in June and July.
Go along to find out what’s new in the 2017 edition of the Australian Standard AS/NZS3000, which is due for release later in the year. Changes include:
- new requirements for safety switches
- increased mechanical protection for cables installed within a ceiling space
- additional requirements for electrical appliances, accessories and electrical equipment
- enhanced safety requirements for electrical equipment
- installed in locations exposed to water
- five new appendices:
- continuity of supply for active assisted living
- electrical conduits
- installation of arc fault detection devices
- guidance for the installation and location of electrical vehicle charging stations
- DC circuit protection and switching devices.
The roadshow events have been so popular that they have opened up new events in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Check out the schedule and register for a session today!
Visit electricalsafety.qld.gov.au, call 1300 362 128 or follow them on Twitter or Facebook for more guidance and resources over the coming months.
For more information contact our Team at PME, we would be happy to help
Procurement is one of the most important factors in the success of construction projects. It’s pivotal throughout the entire project during both design and construction phases—and it relies heavily on the experience, market knowledge, and resources of the project managers.
It’s all in the planning
It’s impossible for a project to be successful without the right planning. Getting the right expertise and the right solutions in the initial stages of oil and gas projects is crucial if they’re going to finish on time, on budget, and according to strict regulatory standards.
As soon as the summer months begin to creep up on us, all the warnings about the season begin to buzz in our conversations and on the media.
Whether it be the debilitating heat or major storm hazards, it is no secret that summer can be very risky for individuals and families.
Choosing PME means you choose a business that offers a diverse range of services with proven experience. But, that’s just one part of our company.
When you work with PME, you are guaranteed to be secured with one of our proud distributors who share our same vision and values.
TPS/PVC cable insulation can be compromised by a chemical reaction if it is in contact with polystyrene. Make sure you check the insulation is undamaged before installing this cable and always follow the cable manufacturer’s instructions.
The plasticiser in cable insulation PVC to make it flexible and tough is not chemically bonded to the PVC and will slowly leach out of the cable over time. The process of cable losing plasticisers increases when the cable is in contact with other materials, such as polystyrene and polyurethane. The leaching of the plasticiser will cause the cable’s PVC material to become harder, more brittle and prone to cracking. This could mean live conductors will be exposed, and possibly result in electric shock or fire.
Are you based in PNG? Join us for a Technical Seminar on Design, Condition Monitoring & Life Management of Power Transformers. Listen to real-life case studies with practical solutions!
The Seminar is jointly organised by Wilson Transformer Company, Port Moresby Electrical Co (PME), TJ | H2b Analytical Services, Dynamic Ratings and Sergi Transformer Protector.
The Seminar is free of charge and places are filling fast! Register online NOW to secure your seat. http://wtc.com.au/events/technical-seminar/
There are many different causes of electric shock, but one particularly hazardous risk comes from unterminated live cables.
In the last year, there were over 300 electrical shocks reported to the Queensland Electrical Safety Office—and ten per cent of those reports related to unterminated cables becoming live. Anyone coming into contact with unterminated live cables is at significant risk of serious injury or death from electric shock.
But there are a few easy ways to manage this hazard: