Opinions, knowledge and resources from Slaters Electricals' expert contributors.

Confidence – the Essential Component of an Extended Warranty

19 March 2018

In this article Slaters Electricals’ Operations Manager, David Kerr, gives an insight into why we provide industry leading warranties with our refurbished power distribution equipment. When I joined Slaters Electricals (one year ago), there was a great deal that I was impressed by. Having worked for a major OEM for many years, I always expected

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A Week in the Workplace: Work Experience at Slaters Electricals

18 August 2017

Slaters Electricals has played host to Amy Rafferty this week on her work experience. Amy has worked throughout the business and in this article she explains about her ambitions for her future career and her week working at Slaters. My name is Amy Rafferty, I am 17 years old and studying for A Levels in

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11kV Switchboard supply & install for UK Production Facility

11 January 2017

Slaters Electricals have recently completed an 11kV switchgear replacement project on an urgent turn around for a global manufacturer in the food and agriculture sector. When one of their key production facilities in the UK suffered a catastrophic failure to one of their onsite 11kV switchboards they turned to Slaters for assistance. Slaters provided a timely,

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Eco Transformer for Anaerobic Digestion Plant

2 June 2016

Slaters Ecopower generates benefits for food waste energy converter. A company that operates an anaerobic digester to convert food waste into renewable energy has specified the latest in EU Ecodesign compliant transformer technology to boost power capacity. Local Generation Ltd has installed a new 2.5MVA ecopower Tier I compliant HV distribution transformer from Slaters Electricals

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Tata Steel – VIM Furnace Project

1 February 2016

Slaters Electricals have been working alongside Tata Steel as part of their £15 million VIM furnace project at their Stocksbridge site near to Sheffield. The project is part of a larger £80 million investment by Tata, and includes the design and build of a VIM (Vacuum Induction Melting) furnace at the steel works site. Stocksbridge

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Cargill Meats – HV Installation and Maintenance

1 February 2016

The continuous work from Cargill Meats confirms their confidence in a positive relationship with staff at Slaters spanning 10 years. The food processing company’s electrical distribution system from 11,000 volts through to 415 volts transformers, switchgear and cabling has been supplied, installed and maintained across several sites within the Hereford and Wolverhampton area. Cargill’s electrical

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Emergency call out – International Hotel Chain

1 February 2016

One of the world’s largest international hotel chain expects the highest standards and 100% smooth operations. When the electricity supply failed at one hotel, on one of the busiest weekends of the year, Slaters Electricals was brought on board fast, to re-instate the power supply and locate the source of the problem as quickly as possible.  Crucially,

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Alkane Energy LV & HV Installation

1 February 2016

Slaters is celebrating 8 years of a close working relationship with rapidly growing renewables company, Alkane Energy. We were tasked with providing and installing all electricals from HV through to switchgear and control cabling, and from substation to grid. We also provided bespoke electrical projects from start to finish across more than 20 sites in

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Consarc Vacuum Furnace Installation

1 February 2016

Consarc Engineering is an Inductotherm Group Company specialising in the design and manufacture of a wide range of advanced vacuum furnaces and controlled atmosphere furnaces for the processing of metals, speciality alloys, and engineered materials. The Challenge: We were brought on board by Consarc to provide HV and LV supply for the installation of two

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Refurbished transformers and the Ecodesign Directive

19 August 2015

The Ecodesign Directive, which came into force on the 1st July 2015, is an EU legislation which requires energy related products to meet strict energy efficient requirements. The directive includes regulation on small, medium and large transformers placed on the market for the first time after the enforcement date. The aim of the Ecodesign directive

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Energy Efficient Transformer at Wensleydale Creamery

23 January 2015

North East based Slaters Electricals have completed a project with the award winning Wensleydale Creamery, as part of the £5 million expansion to their site in Hawes, North Yorkshire. Wensleydale cheese has its heritage that dates back to the 12th century.  Today the Wensleydale Creamery still uses traditional cheese making techniques and recently achieved European

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Arqiva Digital Switch Over Project

17 December 2014

Slaters Electricals Ltd completed a major project for Arqiva which ensured that the UK’s terrestrial television transmitters continued to broadcast to the nation’s households following the national Digital Switch Over (DSO) which completed in autumn 2012. Over a thirteen month period, Slaters installed a series of new transformers at seven sites across the UK, to

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SSI Hire Project – Press Release

16 December 2014

A NORTH East electrical engineering firm has finished installing the vital power distribution plant needed to power the rebuild of the blast furnace at the Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK (SSI). The project saw equipment from Slaters Electricals’ rental fleet on the Redcar plant for approximately six months, with the power distribution plant being used temporarily

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Jersey Electricity – 35 MVA Upgrade Project

16 December 2014

North East based, Slaters Electricals Ltd, have supplied and installed a 35 MVA transformer as part of an infrastructure upgrade to the La Collette Power Station on the island of Jersey. A major planned infrastructure upgrade, which involved the installation of two 11MW Sulzer Diesel generators, was given fresh impetus last summer when one of

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Refurbishing in the Circular Economy

2 May 2014

The term ‘Circular Economy’ has been discussed widely in the media over the last few years. The Ellen MacArthur foundation, a charity set up by the former British sailor in 2010, is dedicated to working with business and education to ‘accelerate the transition to a circular economy’. Even The Guardian has a dedicated ‘Circular Economy

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What to do if you have electrical damage from floods

21 February 2014

With the wettest winter on record and storms battering the UK over the last few weeks, the resulting floods have caused devastation to homes and businesses across the country. Over 5000 properties are still flooded, tens of thousands of people have been left without power and the damage to equipment and electrical infrastructure is some

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Jersey Electricity – The Logistics

28 May 2013

Our project with Jersey Electricity was one of the most complex projects ever undertaken by Slaters Electricals, due to the logistics of transporting the 60-tonne transformer from the Slaters factory in North East England to the Power Station in Jersey. Take a look at our video showing the logistics of the project on site in

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Saving energy and reducing bills for Businesses

28 February 2013

Energy prices have risen considerably over the last couple of years. Last week the Chief of utility regulator Ofgem warned that further price increases were imminent as the UK’s reliance on gas grows as market availability falls. In light of this we have decided to put together some tips and ideas for businesses to help

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Slaters Celebrate 92% pass mark for UVDB Verify audit

26 October 2012

Slaters Electricals completed their yearly UVDB audit this week scoring a fantastic overall mark of 92%. The audit was completed by an external UVDB verifier and it included audits of all the environmental, health & safety and quality procedures within the business. The fantastic score shows Slaters on-going commitment to ensure we work to the

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