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Retro fitting RCBO solutions compliant with AS/NZ standards

Now more than ever, it is critical to ensure your existing panelboards are installed with Residual Current Circuit Breakers that are compliant with AS/NZ standards. With that in mind, NHP are proud to offer the SAFE-T SRCB, a perfect retro fit RCBO solution suitable for use in single phase general light and power distribution boards. […]

Iplex Pipelines publish plastics pipe Environmental Product Declarations

Recognising the emerging Australian demand for verified environmental product data, Iplex met the challenge head on and in the process become the industry leader. In December 2015, Iplex Pipelines became the world’s first plastics pipe manufacturer to publish a suite of verified and registered Australasian Environmental Product Declarations (EPD®). The declarations cover Iplex’s PVC non-pressure […]

Metering accuracy class ‘S’: there is a difference

Electricity energy metering accuracy is an important step in ensuring the integrity of a billing system. Anomalies in measurements can, over a period of time, cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in errors. The accuracy of an energy meter is dependent on multiple factors, such as the load of the network (full load conditions will […]

Industry bodies work together on oil and gas standards

Standards Australia and NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) will collaborate on the development of international standards for use in the gas and oil sector. Standards Australia has approved a proposal from NERA to establish a new Australian Technical Committee to mirror the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee ISO TC 67. ISO TC 67 […]

Trans-Tasman irrigation MoU signed

In a move to strengthen relationships and improve opportunities between irrigation industries, Irrigation New Zealand and Irrigation Australia have signed the Trans-Tasman irrigation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU formalises the relationship between the two irrigation bodies and will provide long-term benefits for both their membership and the irrigation sectors. Irrigation Australia Chairperson, Andrew Ogden, […]

Tasmanian projects improving water quality

TasWater is undertaking projects to improve water quality across the state, with a new water treatment plant in Mole Creek in North Central Tasmania nearing completion and works beginning on another plant in Ringarooma in Tasmania’s North East. The Mole Creek plant, built by water technology specialist, Laurie Curran Water, has already begun to produce […]

Keeping drinking water delightful

Australia has some of the best tap drinking water in the world. Here, Michael Glasson explains the Standard that ensures our drinking water tastes great, looks great and meets a range of other requirements that set it apart from other countries. The Australian drinking water standard – AS/NZS 4020 Testing of products for use in […]

Improved standards needed for energy future

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) Chief Executive Officer John Bradley has said an overhaul of Australian energy standards will be key to the effective integration of distributed energy resources into electricity networks. The ENA has partnered with the CSIRO as part of its Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap project which has identified the important role that […]

New treatment plant lifts Boil Water Alert 

TasWater has announced that water from a new treatment plant in Tunbridge (TAS) now meets Australian standards, allowing residents to drink tap water without having to boil it first. The $1.8million treatment plant has been supplying water from the new facility since June 2015 and since then it has undergone a rigorous testing period to […]

New pipeline competency standards

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has launched new competency standards for pipeline engineers which mean for the first time in Australia, onshore and offshore sectors will be covered by the same system. APGA President Shaun Reardon said Australia has found an innovative solution to a large and complex problem that has stymied the […]

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