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  • Alcomet's Export Territory Reaches Australia!

    Alcomet are pleased to announce the continued expansion of our export territories, which now includes Australasia. Due to a recent switchgear emergency, we were able to resolve a big problem for an Australian operator!

    Oil Circuit Breakers have been in operation since the turn of the 20th Century. Due to the strength and reputation of British manufacturing at this time, global export of British made switchgear was prevalent, many of which are still in use around the world today! However, over time, the majority of these historic manufacturers operations have ceased, therefore sourcing refurbished or replacement parts can be a costly and time consuming task.

    As well as being a trusted supplier of Oil Circuit Breaker Contacts and Tools, Alcomet’s modern understanding of switchgear operations, maintenance and equipment is unparalleled. Our distinct commitment to providing a efficient service and quality product, ensured that when a network operator in Australia suddenly found themselves in emergency need due to a catastrophic failure, our team were able to assist their engineers remotely from the UK. Our teams detailed product knowledge reassured the customer that they were in the right hands. Through continual contact we were able to supply the specific parts required and despatch them to Australia promptly, minimising both disruption and cost to the customer.

    Our easy to navigate website and 24 hr sales and support make sourcing the exact products you require quick and simple, regardless of your location.

    Please click here for more information, or contact us here to speak to a member of our experienced sales team.

  • Alcomet's Continued Expansion of Power Connector Range and Service

    Following increased customer demand we have once again expanded our Tubular Busbar and Power Connector Range to help meet the growing needs of the industry.

    As well as an extensive stock of Tubular Busbar and Power Connectors, Alcomet offer a connector requirement take off service. This service was designed especially to help combat lengthy lead times and their associated risks, from evaluation through to design and despatch.

    Our Technical Manager accurately interprets drawings in order to design appropriate connectors to suit specific needs. Designs can be provided in 2D and 3D diagrams for added precision. Our experienced in house technical support team offer a 24hr turnaround on quotations, maintaining continued close contact throughout to ensure a fast, accurate and stress free service.

    Other key benefits:

    • Largest stock of copper and aluminium busbars in the UK; cut/ bent on site exact to any requirements

    • Wide range of rigid, tee and expansion connectors in 33kV, 66kV and 132kV up to 200amp

    • 2D and 3D designs provided complete with dimensions

    • Additional fixings available for bolting to structures, post insulators etc

    • 24/7 technical support and advice

    For more information please contact our technical team on 01384 404488
    Or contact us here.

  • New Product Announcement: Portable Earth Lead Secure Storage Cage

    We have extended our earthing materials and accessories range with the addition of our Portable Earth Lead Storage Cage, an ideal complement to our existing range of Portable Earthing Storage, adding an extra level of protection to your vital pieces of equipment.

    Portable earthing kits and other pieces of temporary equipment are often left susceptible to accidental damage or contamination through improper storage. Our new secure storage cage aims to eliminate the risk of disruption to operations due to damages, whilst prolonging the life of your equipment.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    • 1800mm X 900mm X 900mm (HxWxD)
    • Supplied flat packed, for ease of transport
    • Includes all necessary fixings for straightforward on site construction
    • Pre drilled holes allow for cage to be secured to the floor or your facility
    • Lockable hinged door, supplied with a high security padlock.
    OTHER BENEFITS:
    • Prevent unauthorised use
    • Deter potential vandalism/theft and prevent damage (both accidental and deliberate)
    • Integrity of leads preserved, minimising potential cost and delay to users
    • Variety of sizes available to suit your facility and needs.

    Alcomet are committed to the continued advancement of our product ranges whilst promoting a safe working environment, with minimal disruptions to productivity, throughout the industry.

    For more information on our Portable Earth Lead Storage Cage and extensive range of earthing products and accessories click here for our contact details.

  • Alcomet's Expansion into the Oil Industry

    Alcomet are proud to announce our expansion in to the oil industry, having recently been approved as a trusted supplier to several of the UK’s leading oil companies!

    By working closely with the industries principal engineers and experts, we have expanded our range of Oil Circuit Breaker Contacts, fabricated to original designs, to suit the needs of the industry. Additionally, Alcomet are able to reverse engineer oil circuit breaker contacts or tools to specific requirements.

    Our products are made in the UK to the highest quality standards, from fully tested materials, using the ISO-9001 approved manufacturing process.

    Alcomet are devoted to the continued expansion of our dependable service and products, working closely with our customers to ensure we can provide the best service at all times. We strive to fulfill our commitment to customer satisfaction, so that the highest standards of operating excellence are maintained throughout the industry.

    Contact Alcomet here for more information on our Oil Circuit Breaker products, and refurbishing service.

  • Congratulations to OSH Rugby Team

    Alcomet were the proud sponsors of the OSH School Canadian Rugby tour this summer.

    The hard work and training that the 40 strong squad did in preparation for the tour paid off as they won the majority of their games against their Canadian rivals.

    Special mention goes out to Kyle James for being awarded Man of the Match against the Edmonton Druids.

    A big well done to all of those who took part and made the tour such a success.

  • New Product! GRP Height Barrier Now Available from Alcomet

    Alcomet have recently developed developed a new product; a GRP Height Barrier.

    The barrier has many benefits including being non conductive which is ideal for use within electrical substations and similar.

    Other key benefits include:

    -Custom height and width up to 5.5m

    -Manual rotating and rising barrier with lifting handle

    -Heavy duty stainless steel turntable

    -Lockable latch closed/option option

    -Lightweight as manufactured from GRP

    For more information contact the office or click here

  • Out With the Old.... In with GRP!

    If you need to replace tired or damaged concrete trench covers look no further than Alcomets range of GRP Open Mesh or Solid Top Grating.

    Our GRP range offers a multitude of GRP solutions to suit a wide variety of specifications and applications. We offer a full project management service from initial design through to site installation.

    Our comprehensive range includes Trenchlite multi-core cable trenches and covers (pedestrian and vehicular), flooring, staircases, enclosures, platforms, handrails (modular and heavy duty) and structural profiles.

    We offer a precision cutting service at our GRP Processing Centre to meet your exact specifications and a cost-effective installation service.

    Alcomet's GRP trench covers are certified to BS EN124 load ratings and are approved to National Grid's standard specifications.

    Benefits include:

    -Low life cycle costs and zero maintenance

    -Non Corrosive and Non Conductive

    -Strong, Durable and Lightweight

    -Ease of Installation (1 or 2 man lift) - no lifting equipment needed

    -Anti-Slip Surface

    -Standard or bespoke sizes available

  • Alcomet Introduce New Product Range


    Alcomet have extended our Portable Earthing Range to now include the following products.

    NSI11 Discharge Stick
    NSI11 Clip on Short Circuiting Lead
    NSI11 Bolt on Short Circuiting Lead

    The new products compliment our existing range of NSI Earth Kits. The Earth Tape Repair Kits are suitable for temporary earthing within the range of conductors 66kV to 400kV.

    Alcomet can offer the complete kit, or all the component parts individually.

    Full details can be found by clicking the link.

  • Alcomet GRP Bridging Ladders Used in Rhino Charge!

    This month Alcomet have offered to support the Bundufundis with a selection of bridging ladders for their gruelling challenge in the annual Rhino Charge event.

    The Rhino Charge is an off-road 4WD event held in Kenya, East Africa, and is all in the name of charity. Funds raised (around 1,000,000USD annually) are used by the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust to construct electrified fences around vital water catchment and wildlife areas in Kenya’s central highlands. In doing so these areas are protected from deforestation, wildlife is protected from poaching and crucially the surrounding communities can sleep comfortably knowing their crops are protected from marauding wildlife.

    The Rhino Charge is unique – it involves skillful driving, orienteering, and mechanical knowledge. Teams have to drive their vehicle, un-aided, across wild terrain with no road infrastructure. The aim is to visit 13 checkpoints strategically placed across the countryside in the shortest possible distance, within 10 hours. The overall distance covered is no more than 30 kilometres so one can see how tough it is…

    The terrain is often eroded and crossing small gullies is time consuming and tough. The Bundufundis have discovered a simple yet effective method to save time and effort – Alcomet GRP bridging ladders. Bridging ladders are lightweight, strong and portable. They can be used to span ditches, create ramps to climb steep sides and are invaluable when the vehicle gets stuck – to place under the wheels or for use as jacking stands in soft ground.

    For more information about the Rhino Charge or to donate to this great cause please visit the Bundufundi website at: www.teambundufundi.com and the Rhino Ark charitable Trust can be explored at: www.rhinoark.org

    For more information on our range of GRP Solutions click here.

  • Click to View Alcomets New GRP Solutions Video

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