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Hospital Expansion Panel | 25-Feb-2020 |

Hospital Expansion Panel | 25-Feb-2020 |

Our engineers were busy onsite this weekend completing an install of one of our panels at a hospital in Oxford. This new switchboard is fed from an existing switchboard via an underfloor busbar system. The hospital expansion will provide faster turnaround times for...

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Main Switchboard Upgrade | 18-Feb-2020 |

Main Switchboard Upgrade | 18-Feb-2020 |

Main Switchboard for Primary School in Edinburgh   Northern Switchgear recently won the contract to design and manufacture a new switchboard for a primary school in Edinburgh. The School was undergoing a complete refurbishment of all its mechanical and electrical...

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Generator Connections | 28-Jan-19 |

Generator Connections | 28-Jan-19 |

Generator connections for commercial premises Why would my company need a generator connection? In this modern era of advanced technology, almost everything we do relies on electrical power. From keeping in contact with our friends and family, to transferring large...

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Case Study- MCCB/RCD Enclosure | 21-Jan-20 |

Case Study- MCCB/RCD Enclosure | 21-Jan-20 |

MCCB/RCD Enclosure The Problem A contractor was having issues with nuisance tripping at the main Isolator for a block of 3 apartments in London. If there was a fault in one of the apartments the main isolator would trip, and all 3 apartments would be without power....

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Case Study: Porsche Stockport | 14-Jan-20 |

Case Study: Porsche Stockport | 14-Jan-20 |

Northern Switchgear was recently awarded the privilege of manufacturing the main Switchboard for a new Porsche Showroom in Stockport. The new 2 story showroom will feature a workshop, customer areas, a reception and administrative office, along with around 40 customer...

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Understanding Forms of Separation  | 7-Jan-20 |

Understanding Forms of Separation | 7-Jan-20 |

Forms of Separation This blog will attempt to help you understand form type specification in Electrical Distribution Panels. The principle reason for separating an assembly is to facilitate access to a part of the assembly whilst other parts may remain energised and...

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Beyond Bespoke | 10-Dec-19 |

Beyond Bespoke | 10-Dec-19 |

Take a look at this recently completed panel for Electrical Shuffle, a new venue in the centre of London. We pride ourselves in providing a bespoke service, but this job has taken us beyond bespoke. Containing no protective switch gear whatsoever this purely...

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Arc Fault Detection Devices | 3-Dec-19 |

Arc Fault Detection Devices | 3-Dec-19 |

Arc Fault Detection Devices So far this year, 8919 (17% of all) fires have been caused by faulty appliances and leads in England. Following on from the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in 2017 the government has ramped up measures to prevent domestic fires. Due to this...

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