Portable Appliance Test Courses – What’s involved?

Everyone is talking about Portable Appliance Test Courses– but what’s the big deal? Portable Appliance Testing, more commonly known as PAT Testing, is the process by which electrical appliances are checked for safety. Not everyone can conduct these safety tests- … Continue reading

The Importance of Calibration for Manufacturing

In scientific labs, instruments are calibrated to help maintain their performance and accuracy. Hence, it’s a process that is an integral part of any instrument. The manufacturer has to keep in mind the calibration factor and design the product accordingly. … Continue reading

Safety Practices in Substations

Safety procedures formulated to meet requirements outlined in NESC and other standards go a long way in making substations more secure against known hazards and triggers. Considering the fact that the entire premise is rife with potential electrical and chemical … Continue reading

Case study – Cement Factory

A Sunday evening, 8.30pm, a cement factory in Ireland suddenly came to a complete stop. Unipower representative Garrett Kelly was called in to investigate. 8 years earlier the factory had installed PQ Secure system and a UP 2210 for post-processing … Continue reading

The Importance of Applying a Tag When Locking Out an Energy Source

OSHA standards related to control of hazardous energy require companies to formulate effective energy isolation processes that best suit their workplace, after careful consideration of the different energy sources being used in the manufacturing facility. When Locking Out an Energy … Continue reading