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Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • New To The O&M Solar Market - The EmaZys PV Analyzer Z100

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    ETS Cable Components are proud to introduce to the O&M Solar market, the EmaZys PV Analyzer Z100.

    The PV Analyzer Z100 is a new and innovative measuring device which is able to quickly and efficiently locate a wide range of defects in solar cell panels. Extensive field tests prior to the launch have shown that service engineers are able to save up to 40% of their fault-finding time.

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    By using the new PV Analyzer Z100 you can easily locate problems in PV Strings, shorten downtime and reduce maintenance and troubleshooting costs dramatically.

    The PV Analyser Z100 enables:

    • Precise fault location in all types of PV arrays and related cabling.
    • All weather diagnostic measurement possible with a minimum of daylight intensity of 100W/m2 extending your O&M season.
    • Reduces maintenance and troubleshooting costs dramatically and simplifies the service operation at the PV installation site.

    Features:

    • Location of open bypass diodes
    • Location of shorted bypass diodes
    • Location of high series resistance and disconnects
    • Measuring insulation resistance
    • Location of insulation faults/ R iso
    • Measuring string/panel open circuit voltage
    • Measuring string/panel short circuit current
    • Checking string polarity
    • Distinguishing multiple strings
    • Measuring string impedance curve
    • An integrated timer function for periodic faults

    Here's What A Previous User Thought:

    "The Z100 saves us enormous amount of time when troubleshooting big PV systems. It is easy to operate by all our technicians, and there is really no need for advanced knowledge when working with the instrument. The product is simple and compact, and it is a clear benefit that we can use it for detecting periodic isolation faults.”

    Kent Cording, Project Manager SDK.

    On-Site and Real-Time Demonstrations

    ETS Cable Components can offer on-site real-time demonstrations to show first-hand the advantageous capabilities of the EmaZys PV Analyzer Z100. View product information here.

    Please contact one of our Solar Product specialists for more information or to arrange an on-site demonstration:

    Thomas Colledge – 07774 678689 – tcolledge@etscablecomponents.com
    Ben Hancock – 07817 580341 – bhancock@etscablecomponents.com

  • New Selection Guides And Cable Data Available Online

    Want to know what product to terminate a 33kV cable with, or find out the under armour diameter of a 120mm 4 core cable?

    ETS Cable Components now offer a range of cable data and relevant accessory selector guides on their new website.

    Available as downloadable PDF’s, the cable data provides detailed information including: weight, bending radius, and diameter info for single / multi core armoured and unarmoured cables from 450/750v up to 33kV.

    In addition, ETS also supply in-depth cable accessory selector charts to help you choose the right accessory for installing and terminating a range of low and medium voltage power cables. These can either assist at estimating stage or for installation design purposes, where further product data sheets can also be downloaded.

    Nick Timms, ETS Cable Components Technical Manager, said:

    “We at ETS have always prided ourselves on providing easily accessible and legible products data sheets and these cable accessories guides will provide invaluable information to clients, enabling them to select the correct gland or cleat for their specific application with ease.

    “Although every effort has made to ensure accuracy, with so many varied cable sources in the marketplace, it is always preferable to obtain accurate dimensions of the cable/s being used with a particular gland or cleat”.

    Customers wanting a quick answer on an accessory selection can also call one of the ETS product specialists on 0208 405 6789.

    **ETS Cable Components always recommends that data is taken from the actual cable being used on site.
  • Product Videos And Installation Guides

    Video Footage Of The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

    Built on the QE2 reservoir, near London’s Heathrow Airport, this solar farm has a peak output of 6.3 megawatts and is expected to generate 5.8 million kilowatt hours in its first year – equivalent to the annual consumption of around 1,800 homes.

    Due to the typical fast track nature of solar farms, ETS played a vital role during the construction phase by delivering relevant products, such as MV terminations on a same day basis helping to ensure that the project was completed in time and operational in March this year.

    The energy generated by this farm will be used to power nearby water treatment plants operated by Thames Water who are aiming to self-generate a third of their own energy by 2020. The video is supplied courtesy of Lightsource Renewable Energy who delivered this ambitious project and were responsible for installation of 23,000 plus solar panels.

    For further information, please contact: 020 8405 6789 or sales@etscablecomponents.com, or you can read more here.


    Exothermic Welding Training

    Our in-house training school for the ERICO CADWELD exothermic welding system provides hands-on training courses designed to demonstrate and teach the correct use and applications of the CADWELD welding system.

    For more details click here.


    Ellis No Bolts Cleat

    ETS Cable Components are proud to be part of the development and subsequent launch of a new range of cleats which requires no conventional fixings to supporting steel-work.

    The design also allows for additional cleats to be stacked on top of one another with nothing more than a small turn of a unique fixing lock.

    For more details click here.


    Nexans Euromold 430TB Installation Video

    This installation video provides instructions on the correct cable preparation procedure and installation of 430TB elbow connectors.


    Emperor Cable Cleat Short-Circuit Test

    This video clip demonstrates the strength of our Emperor trefoil cleats under short-circuit conditions.

    A short-circuit of 59kA RMS (118kA peak) is passed down the three-phase arrangement for a period of 0.1 seconds, showing the cables being forced apart by the physical forces present under such conditions and demonstrating the need for correct cable restraint.


    LSF Cable Gland Shroud Comparison

    This video shows two different kinds of cable gland shrouds being put under a flame test. One shroud is an imported LSF version the other is a genuine CMP LSF gland shroud.


    Heat Shrink Vs Cold Shrink Cable Joints

    The debate between Heat Shrink and Cold Shrink has always been split. We don't believe that one method is more superior to the other, but each have their own benefits and suit different installations.

    The video compares Heat Shrink and Cold Shrink cable jointing procedures, showing how to carry out each method.


    Alpha Trefoil Cable Cleat Short-Circuit Test

    This video shows our popular Alpha trefoil cleat undergoing short-circuit testing to and four different fault levels, comparing these results with similar test where the cables are restrained with cable ties.

    Fault levels tested, with cables cleated every 600mm:

    • 30kA RMS
    • 35kA RMS
    • 40kA RMS
    • 45kA RMS

    Ideally suitable for all commercial and industrial applications and fast becoming the industry leader in securing single-core cables in trefoil formation, the Alpha is suitable for installations where modest levels of short-circuit protection capability are required.


    Stainless Steel Cable Ties Short-Circuit Test

    This video shows the same short-circuit (59kA RMS) passed down a similar cable arrangement, but fastened with stainless steel cables ties and aptly demonstrates the need for using the correct cable cleat for your application.


    Emperor Trefoil Cable Cleat - (Short Circuit 118kA)

    This video clip demonstrates the strength of the Ellis Patents Emperor trefoil cleats under short-circuit conditions.

    A short-circuit of 59kA RMS (118kA peak) is passed down the three-phase arrangement for a period of 0.1 seconds, showing the cables being forced apart by the physical forces present under such conditions and demonstrating the need for correct cable restraint.


    For more information on any of these product video or video installation, contact: 020 8405 6789 or sales@etscablecomponents.com

  • Improved Project Starts Brightening Construction Prospects

    A rise in projects starts during the first quarter against the closing months of 2015 points to a brightening outlook for industry workload over the coming months.

    The latest Glenigan Index shows that the value of work starting on site in the three months to March was 5% up on the preceding quarter, although 13% lower than a year ago in the three months to March was 13% down on the same period of a year ago. This improvement on the performance in recent month is evidence that industry workload is stabilising after the disruptions seen over the winter.

    Construction Growth 2016Furthermore the development pipeline is continuing to strengthen, with the value of work securing planning approval in the first quarter 9% up on a year of planned projects, driven by an increase in private sector schemes. The development pipeline of private housing, industrial and office projects are particularly strong.

    “Private investor confidence will be key. Near term we anticipate that some private sector investors will defer their final commitment to proceed with planned projects until after June’s EU referendum.

    Nevertheless we anticipate that the strong private sector development pipeline expected to boost tendering opportunities over the coming months as clients’ line up work to start in the second half of the year.

    Accordingly while the impending vote is likely to dampen project starts in the near term, the second half of 2016 could see a sharp rise in activity as private investors press ahead with projects once the issue of EU memberships has been resolved.”

    Many of those areas worst affected at the turn on the year by the flooding and water logged ground have seen the sharpest turnaround in project starts. The North West, West Midlands East of England and Scotland all saw a double digit growth in the value of projects starting on site during the first quarter.

    Reproduced by kind permission of https://www.glenigan.com

     

  • No Bolts Cleat Video - New

    We are proud to be part of the development and subsequent launch of a new range of cleats which requires no conventional fixings to supporting steel-work.

    The design also allows for additional cleats to be stacked on top of one another with nothing more than a small turn of a unique fixing lock.

    Watch this video now:

    Key features of the new 'no bolts' cleat includes:

      • No bolts – allowing for rapid installation through a simple ‘turn and lock’ mechanism onto supporting steel-work!
      • Easily stackable – additional cables can be added without disturbing existing installations in any way.
      • Manufactured from London Underground 1-085 approved material.
      • Cleat sizes suitable for fixing cables ranging from 18-55mm in diameter available.

    Cable Cleats Brochure

    Cable Cleats

    A brochure is available setting out ETS' wide range of cable cleats. To see our complete cleat range, click here.

    To find out more about the 'no bolt cleat', please contact ETS on: 020 8405 6789 or sales@etscablecomponents.com.

    ETS Cable Components are an official supplier, stockist and distributor of Ellis Patents cable cleats.

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