Ben Ritherdon

Ben Ritherdon at NW university Fair
Electrical Enclosures

Talking Product Development at SciTech Daresbury

Our MD, Ben Ritherdon was invited to speak at the NW University Fair last Thursday (23rd March) about the work we’ve done with Manchester University in recent years. Building a collaborative relationship Paul Treloar from Sci-Tech Daresbury asked Ben how Ritherdon & Co Ltd had first got in touch with Manchester.  We first got to know Manchester through the University’s Knowledge Exchange

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steel enclosures
Electrical Enclosures

Properties and applications of stainless steel

Most of the enclosure products we manufacture for outdoor use are fabricated from stainless steel. These include the feeder pillars and service cabinets, but also most of our range of doors and frames for meter box repair and the R16 meter box itself. Here is some information on the grades of stainless steel we use

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Fire Wall Testing
Passive Fire Protection

More fire product development at Ritherdon

  The Ritherdon range of passive fire protection products is growing with more testing at BM Trada – High Wycombe yesterday.  We tested different sizes of the original FireSeal and, our latest fire rated product, the R22 FireSeal.  The R22 FireSeal can now be used to cover surface-mounted gas meter boxes identified as concerns in fire risk

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R460 Feeder Pillar Lift off Door
Electrical Enclosures

How to drill stainless steel

It is sometimes necessary to modify the Ritherdon range of products such as the external enclosures as well as the doors and frames to repair a gas or electric meter box.  The range which includes feeder pillars or cabinets on site, that for example require an extra hole putting into the back or side for cable access.  Stainless steel is

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FireSeal
Passive Fire Protection

FireSeal providing over 60 min protection

The threat of fire in multi-occupancy dwellings is a major concern to landlords, councils and, of course, residents themselves. A fire can spread rapidly and unpredictably. But often there are breaches in critical walls that make way for ducting and other services, which can create deadly smoke pathways. Critical elements of fire safety can also be

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FireSeal
Passive Fire Protection

The making of the FireSeal on YouTube

Ritherdon has been working with the social housing sector to find ways of improving fire safety for tenants. Ritherdon has recently developed two products that are now manufactured in their own factory in Darwen, Lancashire. The first unit is the FireSeal. (which provides >60 minutes fire resistance and has been tested in accordance with BS EN1366-3: 2009 and BS EN1363-1:

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