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New Generation of Dockside Service Units

Back in 1992, Blakley Electrics supplied a total of 20 no. 630A Dockside Service Units (DSUs) to one of the UK’s major Naval bases. After nearly 25 years of service in very harsh environments, SOME of the units now need replacing.

The design of the New Generation of DSUs takes into account the experience gained by users and maintainers of the equipment over an extended installation period and it is expected that an even longer service life will be achieved with the new assemblies.

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Automatic Changeover Assemblies for Rail Signalling

Standard Blakley AMF and ATS automatic changeover assemblies incorporate pairs of contactors or ACBs controlled by a Deep Sea Electronics controller. The Deep Sea device is very flexible and can be configured on site, which is useful if the exact characteristics of the generator, or any other aspects of the installation, are not completely finalised at the time of supply.

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Riyadh Metro Project

The Riyadh Metro Project is the Mass Transit Rail System currently being constructed in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. It is a significant, fast track project consisting of 6 rail lines, 176km of track, 85 stations and a budget of around $22.5 billion. 35km of track in central Riyadh runs under ground and a total of 7 tunnel boring machines are carving out the massive 10 metre diameter tunnels deep beneath the city (by comparison, the Crossrail tunnels are “only” 6.2M in diameter). Work started on site in 2014 and the first trains are due to run in 2019.

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Custom Made Distribution Boards

Since introducing our comprehensive range of IP55 and IP66 rated MCB boards in July 2014, there has been a great deal of interest in the standard product, thanks to the wide scope of the range i.e. incomers rated at 125A, 200A and 250A; Schneider pan assemblies from 4W to 18W, SP&N or TP&N; standard extras such as spreader boxes, meter chambers, rain canopies and extension boxes to house customer fit control devices.

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Field Power and Lighting for the UK Military

When the UK Military deploys in the field, there is a significant requirement for power and lighting equipment. Systems need to be quick to install, scalable, safe and easy to use, ruggedly constructed, provide power for many different types of user and be re-usable with minimal maintenance.

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Flori-67/3P 110 Volt Site Lighting

Since its launch at the start of 2012, Flori-67/3P, Blakley Electrics’ unique plug-in 110V lighting system, has been widely adopted by the UK Construction and Civil Engineering sectors. In the 3 years since introduction, over 265km of lighting strings and associated fittings have been installed, which is equivalent to lighting the entire length of the M25 1½ times!

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Tube Train Maintenance Depots

The London Underground Tube network is the oldest mass transit system in the world and carries in excess of 1.25 billion passengers per annum. The system is split into eleven lines and runs for 7 days a week with only a short period each night for track, station and train maintenance. To service and maintain the trains, each line has its own maintenance depot (or depots) where repairs, cleaning and routine maintenance all take place over night.

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Dockside Transformers for Ship Refits

Major refits are carried out on all Royal Naval Warships and Submarines on a planned basis, to ensure they are ready and able to undertake the multiplicity of tasks the UK Navy carries out around the world.

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250A Assembly with Multiple RCD & Monitored Earth Protected Sockets

As part of the upgrading of facilites at a busy Royal Air Force station, the Blakley team recently designed and manufactured a heavy duty, 250A distribution assembly, which met the exact physical and electrical requirements of the station engineering team.

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High Current Switchboards

To complement our range of heavy duty MCB and fuse boards, Blakley Electrics also produces higher current distribution assemblies incorporating outgoing MCCBs or switch fuses.  Although these assemblies are made to order, many basic designs are established, which helps to reduce manufacturing lead times and lessens the burden of design costs.

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Reefer Gantry Supply Assembly

Reefers (refrigerated containers) are used to transport perishable goods around the world. When they are in transit by road or ship, power for the integral refrigeration unit is provided by the vehicle or vessel. However, once in port awaiting onward shipment, an external supply has to be provided to power the Reefer.

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400A Lift Supply Panel for London Underground with Castell Key Interlocked Changeover Arrangement

As part of the updating of ten Central London Underground Stations, the Blakley project team have been involved in developing a composite Lift Supply Panel, which is designed to be located in existing switch rooms. In additon to meeting a demanding electrical specification and exacting LUL material requirements, the panels have also been designed to be “split” into two sections, as the restricted access makes it impossible for a fully assembled panel to be manoeuvred into position on site.

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Trailer Mounted 400A Distribution Assembly for Electrical Utility

When a domestic consumer or a business loses its electricity supply, whether it is due to flooding, vandalism or equipment failure, the loss of power for a prolonged period can have far reaching consequences for all concerned. As part of its emergency response contingency planning, a leading electrical utility has recently invested in trailer mounted distribution equipment to provide consumers with much needed power, quickly, safely and efficiently.

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Isolated Supplies with Insulation Monitoring to Supply Vessels

When certain military and mercantile vessels are moored at pontoons or quaysides, an earth free IT supply is provided to power the vessel’s electrical system, enabling the on board generator to be shut down. An insulation monitor (IMD) is required to ensure the integrity of the IT shore supply.

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Power Cubes for Blast Furnace Refurbishment

When the UK’s leading steel producer was planning the refurbishment of a major blast furnace, the requirement was identified for high concentrations of 400V and 110V power across the worksite, to supply welders, power tools and temporary lighting.

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NHS Mobile Trailer Supplies

Mobile Trailers have been widely used within the NHS for many years and they currently play a key role in the national breast screening programme. Trailer mounted assets also provide temporary or mobile facilities for a wide range of other health related activities across the UK.

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Assemblies for Nuclear Decommissioning

Decommissioning a nuclear power facility is a very complex and lengthy process. In recent years various decommissioning strategies have been developed, which include immediate dismantling, deferred dismantling (which occurs after radioactivity has been allowed to decay under controlled conditions) and entombment, where radioactive contaminants are encased on site in structurally sound material such as concrete. Whichever strategy is adopted, time scales are generally measured in decades and many critical stages are involved.

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Assemblies for the Maintenance of offshore Wind Turbines

When a major offshore wind farm operator decided to upgrade the maintenance facilities on an array of 60 turbines installed off the English / Scottish border, they approached the Blakley Electrics Project Team to discuss possible options.

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Distribution Assemblies for Tunnelling

On large tunnel projects, Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have changed tunnelling from a quasi mining activity in to a mobile production line. Once a TBM is up and running (which is no mean feat), it burrows away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, edging forward metre by metre.

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SIA Developed for a Southern Region Project

Site Intake Assembly for a Temporary Builders Supply

Temporary Builders Supplies for construction sites present some unique challenges for electricity suppliers, meter operators, electrical contractors and building contractors. 

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