SANS 10114-1 compliance remains a prerequisite

Performance and energy efficiency improvements in lamps and lighting, as well as an influx of new products in recent years have replaced the familiar, standard performance parameters, but SANS 10114-1 must still be complied with. IEC Technical Committee TC 34, which is responsible for lamps and lighting standards, and the CIE International Committee on Illumination […]

Suspect, counterfeit and fraudulent electrical product: targeting authenticity

by Tom Grace, Eaton Counterfeit electrical products are a real danger to our safety, businesses and economy. The counterfeiting industry is overwhelming, but that’s no reason to give up and let it continue. In many instances, counterfeit products appear to be genuine, but they are unable to meet minimum performance specifications. Manufacturers of counterfeit products […]

Lightning protection: leave it to the experts

  by Hans van de Groenendaal, EE Publishers Lightning protection is a serious, yet often underestimated issue, which requires professional equipment, installed professionally. Dehn Protection South Africa MD Alexis Barwise shares some strong views on the subject. Barwise says it is inadvisable to apply a rule of thumb and to think you and your property […]

Switchgear: To retrofit or to replace?

  by Hal Theobald, Schneider Electric Nothing in an industrial facility operates without a reliable flow of electricity and proper maintenance for the switchgear and switchboards which distribute electricity through the power system. Switchboards are more commonly used in commercial and light industrial applications while switchgear is usually specified in heavy industrial applications where the […]