December 2019 Roundup

View this roundup of the best posts from our popular LinkedIn page during December 2019.

Christmas Spirit

All smiles during Christmas Jumper Day in the #Newcastle office today raising money for Save the Children UK.

Those humbugs who genuinely or “accidentally” forgot their Christmas jumpers were happy to wear a santa hat and make an extra donation instead.

In our final post before #Christmas, here are pictures from our annual Blaydon works tradition – Christmas #carols sung by a choir of #colleagues who joined the company during the year.

This year’s performance was another triumph of enthusiasm over vocal talent – not helped by a late change in the final song from ‘Jingle Bells’ to ‘Santa Baby’ – but the smiles attest to a good time had by all.

Featured Stock

2500kVA 11000/3300V ONAN Dyn11 Tier 1 transformer mounted in a custom fabricated steel bund with galvanised mesh debris cover. This unit is built to WIMES specification for use in the #UKWater #utility industry.

Tier 2 and Tier 1 MIDEL distribution transformers now available from stock.

In addition to our existing immediately available stock of Ecodesign Tier 1 standard 11000/433V ONAN distribution transformers, following a recent delivery from our partner BEST Transformer we now also stock Tier 2 ONAN and Tier 1 KNAN.

Need a #transformer in a hurry? We have hundreds in stock.

– New 11kV transformers
– Huge range of refurbished transformers (11kV, 3.3.kV, 6.6kV, 20kV, 33kV, 132kV primaries, numerous secondary voltages, power, distribution, cast resin, ONAN, KNAN, LNAN, Dyn11 and other vector groups, unit sub type, isolating transformers, furnace transformers and more!) available for purchase or hire.

Slaters on-site

Preparing an 11kV dry end termination to connect a three-core XLPE cable to a Ringmaster SE6-S1 at an industrial facility in #Newcastle.

These works are part of a full turnkey equipment supply and installation solution for our client consisting of a new 1000kVA distribution #transformer & bund, refurbished three section Schneider Ringmaster #switchboard and all installation, earthing, cable works & commissioning completed in-house by our skilled engineers.

New 1600kVA 11000/433V KNAN Tier 1 distribution #transformer with close coupled RN2c-T2 ring main unit and metering unit supplied and installed complete with all #HV & #LV cable works, containment & commissioning for a leading #CHP system provider at their client’s site.

Another #turnkey solution delivered seamlessly by our Newcastle (equipment) and Sheffield (installation & contracting) teams – well done to all concerned.

In the works

Refurbished Long & Crawford/GEC Alstom J4 & GF3 oil switches/oil fused switches being packed into crates for #export.

Whether a current production model SF6/vacuum circuit breaker or an obsolete oil switch, all Slaters #refurbished #switchgear benefits from our 95 years of experience and exacting attention to detail with a full strip down, overhaul of the mechanism and parts (replaced if required), rebuild & re-paint followed by comprehensive tests to prove that the internals are as good as the exterior finish.

Our refurbished switchgear is supplied with full test certificates and an industry leading three year warranty for your complete peace of mind.

2no refurbished Alstom VISAX 11kV 800A vacuum circuit breakers after completing extensive factory acceptance testing by a major multinational manufacturing company.

Both panels are supplied complete with blast shields (to be erected on site) and will be used to extend our customer’s existing VISAX switchboard.

New recruits

Apprenticeships have been a core part of our business for over 95 years. This year we have taken on four further #apprentices, two at our main works in #Newcastle and two at our installation division in #Sheffield.

Pictured from left are Kieran, Ben, Joe & Myles.

Ben & Joe are studying Electrical Installation at Chesterfield College and Arena Training Centre, respectively, with JTL as training provider. Kieran & Joe are studying Electrical Engineering at Tyne Metropolitan College with Tyne North Training as training provider. Joe and Myles are the 2nd and 3rd generations, respectively, of their families to work at Slaters.

We are proud of our track record of creating rewarding career opportunities for young people while simultaneously investing in the future of our business & the wider industry.

Our front end sales, technical, production and installation teams have over 600 combined years of service. This deep #transformer, #switchgear and #powerdistribution knowledge allows us to provide industry leading solutions and warranties to our customers.

Hundreds of happy returning customers allow us to continue creating opportunities for talented young people like Kieran, Ben, Joe and Myles.

We are delighted to welcome Steven Moore to the Slaters team as Project Manager – Spare Parts.

Steve joins us from Siemens (ex Reyrolle, Hebburn.) and will be leading a major project to reorganise and create a digital inventory of our vast stock of #11kV & #33kV #switchgear and #transformer spare parts & ancillary equipment.

With asset management and life extension a key focus for both #DNO and private network #substation operators, we believe that there is a significant benefit to the industry from better releasing our stock of spare parts onto the market.

We’ll be working hard to get our inventory online as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please continue to send your transformer and switchgear (legacy and current model) spare part enquiries to our sales engineers.