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  • 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.

    ETS Cable Components are an official supplier, stockist and distributor of cable components for a range of Industries, including solar farms.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Correct Way For Crimping Cable Lugs From TV Show Wheeler Dealers

    Crimping cable lugs incorrectly can be disastrous and potentially be a fire risk. In this clip from Wheeler Dealers (Season 12, Episode 16 1958 Citroen HY van) presenter Ed China shows the correct way to crimp cable lugs.

    Ed uses a complete matched system from the same manufacturer (the crimp terminal, hydraulic battery crimper and die set). In this example, Ed uses Cembre products. However, similar matched systems are available.

    It would always be ETS's recommendation that a matched system is used. This is because the profile of the die set is designed to suit the barrel of the terminal and tooling. If it is not a matched system, this could lead to over or under crimping of the terminal both of which could lead to problems. See our article on how to perform the perfect crimp.

    For more information, please contact: 020 8405 6789 or sales@etscablecomponents.com

    Clip supplied with kind permission from the Discovery Channel.

  • Genuine LSF Gland Shrouds vs Non-Genuine LSF Shrouds

    In recent years there has been a massive influx of imported products, such as cable gland shrouds, which claim to have equal characteristics to their traditional counterparts. Our video outlines the difference in quality between genuine LSF gland shrouds and 'economy' LSF shrouds.


    Transcription:

    "The following video clip demonstrates the differences in so called LSF termination components. The first shroud in the video is an imported low smoke alternative, which is marketed by some companies as a cost effective or economy LSF range.

    As the demonstration shows, the shroud immediately catches alight emitting a thick black toxic smoke and does not exhibit any self-extinguishing characteristics. This is clearly not LSF. In addition, glands that these shrouds are generally supplied with are inferior in both design a brass content, causing badly fitting components and poor earthing capabilities. If you are asking for an improved LSF termination, is this the quality of material you would expect?

    Genuine LSF, low smoke and fume components, are designed to exhibit self extinguishing characteristics, and only emit white, semi-transparent, non-toxic smoke in the event of combustion taking place. This allows fire exit signs to still be visible, enabling trap persons a safe passage through smoke, which contains no poisonous toxins, namely halogens.

    This shroud is a genuine LSF Zero Halogen product, as manufactured by CMP Products. It is clearly self extinguishing and emits only white, non-toxic smoke. The material used in the manufacture of these shrouds has been independently tested by London Underground technical services and as such, as been certified for use on both LUL's network and many other mass transit systems, the world over.

    If you request a LSF product, this is the quality of material that you should expect."

    If you would like more information on what makes an LSF cable gland shroud high quality, please leave your comment below.

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