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Pub 144 - Harmonics, Transformers and K-Factors

Transformers used to supply IT equipment and other non-linear loads need to be de-rated to between 60 and 80% of their nominal capacity. This technical note explains why, and how to determine the correct factor. 2000. 6pp. (Out of print).

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Pub 147 - Copper Residential Sprinkler Systems for Life Safety and Property Protection

This leaflet describes the sprinkler protection installed in 212 properties at Studley Green, a £10 million project to redevelop the pre-cast reinforced concrete former Council properties on the Studley Green estate. 2001. 4pp.

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Pub 149 - Large Diameter Copper Tubes for Industrial and Commercial Heating Applications

This publication explains to architects, designers and specifiers the uses of copper and copper alloys in commercial and industrial heating systems using tube sizes of 28-159mm diameter. System components, pipework jointing, tube bending and corrosion resistance are all covered. 2001. 15pp.

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Pub 150 - Copper Tubes in Domestic Heating Systems

This publication examines the most effective way to select the right sized tube diameters, advising on the key stages of building a heating system, such as assessing flow rates, flow resistance and pump performance. Includes tables to assess the length of copper tube needed for a variety of fitting types and to calculate the resistance flow per unit length of tube. 2001. 8pp. (Out of print.)

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Pub 154 - Guide to Copper in Architecture

Information on all aspects of copper sheet used for roofing, cladding and other architectural applications. It includes the latest comprehensive information on environmental issues and examines sources, recycling and characteristics of copper and its cost-effectiveness for roofing and cladding. Design issues are explored, development of its distinctive natural patina and the diversity of factory finishes available today. February 2006. 20pp.

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Pub 178 - Copper Sustains Life

General information sheet on the role of copper in health. 2004. 2pp.

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Pub 183 - The Impact of Copper on Human Health

Review paper exploring the impact of copper on human health (with scientific references). International Copper Association. 2005. 16pp.

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Pub 191 - The Friendly Metal - What Does Copper Do for Me

Cartoon leaflet, aimed at school children, highlighting the role of copper in our daily lives. 2007. 8pp.

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Copper Alloys in Marine Environments - Pub 206

The aim of this publication is to provide engineers with an  appreciation of copper alloys commonly used in marine applications. It will provide an overview of the range of alloys and their properties, and give references and sources for further information. 2018. 32pp.

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Pub 223 - Copper for Contacts

This publication looks at the properties required for contact materials, and to identify those applications in which copper or copper alloys have special advantages. 1980, revised 2015. 36pp.

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Copper Alloys in Seawater: Avoidance of Corrosion - Pub 225

Corrosion of copper alloys in seawater can be mitigated. This publication offers practical guidance on alloy selection, design and preventative measures and has been written principally for marine, mechanical and other engineers who have to select materials of construction but do not have a corrosion background. 2018. 20 pp.

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Pub 826 - Copper Pipework Services in Modern Buildings - A Specifier's Guide

This publication, aimed at material specifiers, details the many reasons why copper is the number one material for pipework services. In addition to the information on copper tube and fittings, there is environmental information on copper, its sustainability and recyclability. 2009. 12pp

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