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Bright Spark – What you need in place… if it all goes wrong

with Carl Johnson – Electrical Technician Let’s face it, we live in a country that has an enviably reliable power supply – certainly by comparison with many developing countries. However, that doesn’t mean that from time to time an office, factory or other organisation won’t find itself unexpectedly without power. This might be down to […]

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Is a contractor only as good as the equipment they install?

Lee Johnson, Managing Director of Advanced Electrical Services explains… Here’s a bold statement for you: ‘A contractor is only as good as the equipment they install.’ I read this recently in a trade magazine article and it caught my attention because it only tells half of the story. Although we all understand the importance of […]

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Bright Spark – Electrical maintenance tips

Electrical maintenance tips We’ve all heard the addage, ‘If it ‘ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. But when it comes to electrical systems, a lack of moving parts doesn’t mean that nothing can go wrong – and leaving well alone can simply store up problems for the future. By having a programme of planned preventative maintenance […]

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Jargon Busted: Single-phase and Three-phase electrical power – what’s the difference?

The electrical world can be confusing and we’ve all come across some terms that don’t make much sense. That’s why in each issue of Wired we unravel a piece of industry gobbledygook and tell you what it means – In plain old English. In a nutshell… When you plug in your kettle, phone charger or […]

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Get the Facts – The importance of planning work and producing drawings

Hands up those of you who like spending more than you need to on electrical services? Thought so. Yet time and time again, the AES team sees examples of how bad planning and a lack of drawings end up causing clients unnecessary costs.Have you co-ordinated your services? One of the key causes is failing to […]

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Bright Spark – Electrical Thermal Imaging

It’s particularly useful for checking hidden wiring, otherwise inaccessible systems and machinery that is permanently in use and would be inconvenient to turn off. While all systems can be checked, the focus is usually on key electrical panels and any connections that carry a high load.

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Jargon Busted: Thermal Imaging

The electrical world can be confusing and we’ve all come across some terms that don’t make much sense. That’s why in each issue of Wired we unravel a piece of industry gobbledygook and tell you what it means – In plain old English. One of the tricky things about electrical systems is that often you […]

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Jargon Buster: Power factor correction

So what exactly is power factor? Simply put: it’s all about efficiency. Technically, power factor is the ratio of the true power (kW) that is used to do work in electrical equipment and the apparent power (kVA) that is supplied to the circuit. If you’re scratching your head right now, all this means is that […]

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Six things to consider before hiring an electrical contractor

No one likes to waste money – least of all us. But we also like to see our clients spend their hard-earned pennies wisely. Electrical contractors are not all the same, so if you need help with general maintenance work, a refit or an emergency job, take a look at our top tips before you […]

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Jargon Buster – Electrical data logging and recording

The electrical world can be confusing and we’ve all come across some terms that don’t make much sense. That’s why in each issue of Wired we unravel a piece of industry gobbledygook and tell you what it means – In plain old English. Electrical data logging and recording What is data logging and why is […]

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Jargon Buster – Who to call when the lights go out!

The electrical world can be confusing and we’ve all come across some terms that don’t make much sense. That’s why in each issue of Wired we unravel a piece of industry gobbledygook and tell you what it means – In plain old English.   From the CEGB and AEBs to RECs and DNOS: Who to […]

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Jargon busted – Amps

The electrical world can be confusing and we’ve all come across some terms that don’t make much sense. That’s why in each issue of Wired we unravel a piece of industry gobbledygook and tell you what it means – In plain old English.   What is an amp? An amp – or ampere, to give […]

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Bright Spark – How to cut down time and costs

By Carl Johnson, Electrical Technician You don’t invest in machinery for it to sit there looking pretty – every machine you have is there to make you money. So if it’s not working, it’s not doing its job – and it’s therefore losing you money. Simply by following a few simple maintenance rules, you can […]

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Get the Facts – 5 things to consider when extending your premises

1. What is going in the extension? It sounds like an obvious question, doesn’t it? But it’s surprising how many people don’t plan ahead. First make a simple list of all the equipment that will be going into the new extension. Next to each item, add the recommended supply size and load of the equipment […]

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Case Study

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Case Study – Kerry Foods

Operational efficiencies maximised with new equipment integration.

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Case Study – HSG Bradford

Flexibility key in creating new state-of-the-art energy efficient building on schedule.

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Case Study – Rakusens

Rapid response minimises production downtime and prevents safety issues

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Case Study – B.V Diamond

AES significantly enhances machine safety with retrofit solution

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Case Study – Beech Hill School

New electrical supply allows for 50% additional growth

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Case Study – Harrison Spinks

Smart project planning from AES ensures extension hits deadline and saves money.

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Company News

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New factory design and installation for HSL

As the UK’s leading manufacturer of back-care chairs, recliners and adjustable beds, HSL’s focus is on making life easier for others. So when the company approached AES to design the electrical installation for its new factory, the team put in every effort to make life easier for HSL. An important part of the design element […]

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Guide

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Guide – Electrical Contracting

Proactive electrical maintenance to minimise production downtime and eliminate inefficiencies

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