A brief overview of fire safety for railway buildings. How product development can help address the new fire safety challenges.
External enclosures and feeder pillars have to protect electric and electronic equipment from a variety of environmental stresses. They need to provide a climate that keeps this equipment operational in environments that are often far from ideal and, if you’re in the north west of England, like we are, the main challenge is keeping the […]
We have taken the decision to close our factory today and for the foreseeable future. We have done this to protect our staff and, also, to help with the national effort in combatting the COVID-19 outbreak. Our administrative departments (sales, purchasing, technical and accounts) are continuing to work from home. So, it is still possible to communicate with us in the usual ways.
The artist Nicola Ellis (www.nicolaellis.com), based in Manchester has been working with us at Ritherdon for a couple of years now. It’s always a joy, every Thursday, when she comes in to work on her latest sculpture and experiment with what she’s planning next. As a very talented artist, Nicola’s view on what we do […]
EN 12767: 2007 Impact Test The Passively Safe Cabinet underwent its crash testing back in 2013/14, according to the method described in BS EN12767: 2007. The cabinet complied with the evaluation criteria in the first, low speed impact test (35 kph). This produced a THIV (Theoretical Head Impact Velocity) value of 7 kph and ASI […]
New challenges are being found in fire risk assessments. In an effort to source a product with the correct requirements you may find that such a product is not on the market. In such cases, the only solution may be to develop a product. Finding a manufacturer to develop the product with you may be the […]
Electrical enclosures This is perhaps the cover-all term and enclosures are used in a huge number of situations, from the remote countryside for weather monitoring equipment, to traffic light controllers, to machinery control equipment in a factory. Feeder pillars This is the name often used in the electricity supply industry in the UK and also […]
What is an electrical enclosure? An electrical enclosure is a housing for electrical or electronic equipment. Its purpose is to protect that equipment from the environment (especially in the case of external electrical enclosures) and also to protect people from the equipment (e.g. to prevent electric shock or the propagation of an explosion). There is […]
Ritherdon has been making CT metering panels* for the South East for over thirty years, originally for the Eastern and South Eastern Electricity Boards. The Ritherdon “CT Chamber” was originally designed for UK Power Networks (UKPN) the current Distribution Network Operator (DNO) for the South East. About this time the team at UKPN needed a […]
Ritherdon and Co Ltd were invited to give a presentation on the development of our passively safe cabinet to the AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety Group Committee meeting in September. The meeting was hosted by the European Union Road Federation, in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board and the International Road Federation. Ben Ritherdon, our Managing […]