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UK lags behind Europe when it comes to women in engineering

UK lags behind Europe when it comes to women in engineering
According to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), less than ten percent of engineering professionals in the UK are women, the lowest figure in Europe. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way, with female engineers making up almost 30%. Here, Helen Marston, engineer at resistor manufacturer, Cressall, discusses the role of women in engineering throughout history. 
14th June 2018

Engineers contribute to Leicester school relaxation zone

Engineers contribute to Leicester school relaxation zone
Thanks to a donation from resistors manufacturer Cressall, students at the Madani Schools Federation are enjoying a recently refurbished outdoor relaxation zone. The zone, which includes a water feature surrounded by trees, provides a space for students to gather their thoughts between classes, away from the hustle and bustle of school life. Relations with the local school are important to the community support offered by the Leicester-based engineering firm, which opened its second site in 2017.
11th January 2018

The history of women in engineering

The history of women in engineering
Figures that have been released by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has shown that only ten percent of engineering professionals in the UK are women. This is the lowest figure in Europe with the UK lagging well behind leading countries such as Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus, which all boast figures closer to 30%. Here, Helen Benjamin, an engineer at resistor manufacturer, Cressall, discussed the role of women in engineering throughout history.
22nd June 2017


Water cooled resistors reduce footprint of marine applications

Water cooled resistors reduce footprint of marine applications
Air cooled resistors are common in motor driven applications like cranes, lifts, hoists and conveyors, but in medium voltage, high power applications liquid cooling wins out. A medium voltage drive running off a 3.3kV supply to turn a 500kW motor will put a severe heating load on the application’s power transistors – hence the need for water cooling.
14th December 2016

Extensive data centre testing

Extensive data centre testing
Currently underway in China is the largest data centre in the world which will be 6.3 million square feet when completed. That's roughly the size of 116 football pitches. The growing popularity of cloud computing and recent regulations regarding data sovereignty are the driving forces behind the new and technically advanced data centres appearing all over the globe. 
25th October 2016

Safety: it's in the standards

Safety: it's in the standards
Power resistor manufacturer Cressall has achieved the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 certification. The company's accreditation is a testament to its dedication to safe and reliable practices. In recognition, Cressall was issued a certificate of approval on February 22nd, 2016.
19th April 2016

Companies collaborate on load testing data centres

Companies collaborate on load testing data centres
Resistor and load bank manufacturer Cressal is partnering with its French sister company, Rentaload, to provide the UK market with an effective means of load testing data centres. The collaboration comes as a response to the growing popularity of cloud computing and consequently, the need for reliable data storage.
1st February 2016

The power to test

The power to test
Cressall Resistors has released a white paper highlighting the need for load bank testing in manufacturing facilities. 
20th January 2016

Electric water heater eliminates the use of stale hot water

Electric water heater eliminates the use of stale hot water
The RapidHeat consortium led by Cressall Resistors has developed an on-demand electric water heater that is faster and more compact than other similar products on the market. The EU-funded development project breaks new ground by making hot or boiling water instantaneously available in domestic or commercial applications. Freshly heated instant hot water is not currently available on the market.
11th August 2015

IT qualification puts young engineers on top

Five Cressall Resistors employees have successfully completed their ICT APEE apprenticeship. As part of its dedication to continuing professional growth and development, Leicester based power resistor manufacturer Cressall, offered its employees the opportunity to enrol on the course and supported them throughout their studies. 
28th July 2015

Value of apprenticeships proven by senior appointment at Cressall

Value of apprenticeships proven by senior appointment at Cressall
Andrew Keith’s promotion follows a successful placement year and permanent employment offer
27th July 2011

Innovative new resistors are set to bring the electric family car one step closer to reality

Cressall Resistors has developed a new range of liquid cooled resistors for the braking systems of hybrid and all-electric vehicles. The new range, dubbed the EV series, converts excess electricity that is not needed for recharging the vehicle’s battery into heat that can be dissipated safely. They make genuine regenerative braking in electric cars a possibility by providing a method to dissipate excess braking energy as heat, via the water system.
9th June 2011


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