Electrical Contracting News (ECN) ECN-Nov2017 - Page 21

CONTRACT NEWS HIMA SIGNS RAILWAY INDUSTRY CONTRACT IN INDONESIA Independent provider of smart safety solutions, HIMA, has signed a contract with Indonesian rail supplier PT Len Industri (Persero). The Indonesian company is state-owned and produces railway systems, including railway signal systems for the native rail industry. Under the contract, HIMA is to upgrade the safety technology at 25 railway stations in Indonesia. This is HIMA’s most significant contract in the rail industry in APAC so far. Last year, HIMA expanded its Asia-Pacific business and established a new regional headquarters in Singapore. HIMA’s Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) safety controllers are designed to be a cost effective option which also comply with the stringent SIL 4 level in accordance with CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation. A major factor in awarding the €1.8m project to HIMA was that HIMA equipment uses open source communication architecture, making their controllers simple to integrate with other equipment and to configure, and because of the company’s total focus on safety technology. This open architecture allows PT Len Industri to integrate HIMA’s technology with its own legacy systems and with technology from other vendors. HIMA has developed COTS open architecture safety controllers so that system integrators and end-customer can integrate the technology into their own safety systems, independent of other providers. The controllers are designed to be easily installed and quickly supplied with spare parts. Due to its modular design, COTS equipment allows users to scale their safety system as needed and to easily meet future requirements. GUERNSEY FIRE & RESCUE RECOMMENDS AICO Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service is fitting Aico Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms into homes on the island as part of a campaign run by the Service to ensure homes and businesses are made safe. Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service conducts a risk assessment of every property before deciding which alarms to fit, also taking into account the occupiers. “Those considered most at risk, including the young and the elderly, may require extra protection so we will fit additional alarms in those properties,” said Martin Lucas, head of fire safety at Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service. “We have been running a free smoke alarm programme for eight years – thanks to sponsorship from prominent island companies – but decided to swap to Aico following issues with the alarms we had been fitting. “This year we are really pleased to be able to include CO alarms for the very first time. These will primarily be allocated to people over 65, who are known to be most at risk from CO poisoning. We’ve already seen a huge uptake of CO alarms in the short time we have been offering them.” A wide range of Aico alarms and accessories are now being offered free of charge by the Service including 10-year optical smoke alarms, CO alarms and alarm kits for the deaf and hard of hearing. Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service is also keen to promote good practice when it comes to alarm installation, having hosted a large Aico Expert Installer session which trained over 50 people from the Service, electricians and electrical wholesalers. ELECTRICAL LABELLING KITS PT-E550WVP Kit includes: • PT-E550W Label Printer • Carry case • Rechargeable battery • Charger • 2 tapes 30% OFF * NOW ONLY £129 Ex. VAT Ideal for building maintenance and electrical installations, our PT-E550W electrical label printer allows you to create durable labels quickly and easily using built-in functions or from your smartphone via the free Mobile Cable Label Tool app. BUY NOW FROM YOUR LOCAL ELECTRICAL WHOLESALER *Terms and conditions apply, whilst stocks last. 31% Saving based on suggested mail order price (SMOP) reduction. Available only at selected electrical wholesalers until 31st October 2017.