Marine

The Strength of Global Standards and Classification Societies for Reliable Power in Marine Applications

Like much else in modern life, today’s seafaring vessels have become highly dependent on electrical and electronic systems. So it follows that the availability of electrical power at sea is… Read more »

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Sustainability Embedded in Electrical Equipment

Our planet’s population growth is accelerating.  Its inhabitants are hungry for resources—and electricity is high on the list. Sustainability will be one of the major challenges of our future, and… Read more »

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An e-House Substation that Ushers in New Technology and Rethinks Standards

Prefabricated E-house (HV/LV) substations are a booming, fiercely competitive business. I’m talking about applications that range from PV or wind farm boxes to shore connections and data centres. I’m also… Read more »

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5 Places Where Critical Power Plays a Crucial Role

At Schneider Electric, Critical Power is about providing conditioned, reliable power to essential loads in the Industry and Infrastructure spaces, including power for assets like process equipment, facilities systems and… Read more »

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“Arc Flash” vs. “Internal Arc Resistance” – A tale of two terms

I work for an electrical equipment manufacturer. So, when customers ask for the arc flash characteristics of our medium-voltage switchgear, I scratch my head. Because it doesn’t have any. Similarly,… Read more »

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Shore connection : how to make a ship ready?

Complying with environmental regulations and being energy efficient are key commercial differentiators in the shipping industry. Counting with these differentiators requires of having good knowledge of technology’s effects, side-effects and… Read more »

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What does it mean, technically and economically speaking, to switch from rotary to static frequency conversion?

For naval ports and vessels, shore connection solutions have been around for decades. Depending on technical specifications and/or performance requirements, port managers have to make the right choices at engineering,… Read more »

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New, smaller voltage transformers to become fixtures on the Smart Grid

As efforts to make the low-carbon economy a reality gather pace, the smart grid has ushered in great new opportunities for energy efficiency. Crucial to energy efficiency on the demand-driven,… Read more »

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A standard shore connection now for low voltage vessels

Connecting ships to shore side power has proven to be a technology that alleviates pollution issues within ports by effectively reducing emissions, noises and vibrations of vessels mooring in these… Read more »

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What will Medium Voltage switchgear look like in the future?

The electrical industry is without doubt one of the most conservative in terms of updating technology, including medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV) switchgear. Why is that? For one… Read more »

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UV lighting for water treatment: taking reliability to the highest level

While there is plenty of material aimed at the water and waste water (WWW) industry explaining the workings of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection water treatment systems, there is relatively little information… Read more »

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“Arc Flash” vs. “Internal Arc Resistance” – A tale of two terms

I work for an electrical equipment manufacturer. So, when customers ask for the arc flash characteristics of our medium-voltage switchgear, I scratch my head. Because it doesn’t have any. Similarly,… Read more »

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Hot or Cold; Humid or Dry; Dust or Salt; Prefabricated Data Centers Can Handle Harsh Environments

In Part I of this blog series, I laid out the issues around the urgent need in the oil and gas industry to modernize IT infrastructures to maximize performance and… Read more »

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5 Keys to Selecting a UPS that Will Ensure Business Continuity for Critical Industrial Applications

While UPSs in data centers are critical for business continuity and protecting the bottom line, in other instances loss of power can be even more catastrophic. Consider a petrochemical station… Read more »

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Ships: Rules and regulations getting tougher about Shore power

Just what is MARPOL VI and does it cover shore power? Shore power helps bring ships into line with burgeoning regulations. Chief among these is MARPOL VI. It is Annex VI to… Read more »

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A standard shore connection now for low voltage vessels

Connecting ships to shore side power has proven to be a technology that alleviates pollution issues within ports by effectively reducing emissions, noises and vibrations of vessels mooring in these… Read more »

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Conditions are Favorable for a Mild Hurricane Season in 2014 – Maybe

If it seems like we’ve seen more bad hurricanes and tropical storms in the U.S. in recent years than usual, it just that – a perception, not reality. So says… Read more »

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Sustainability Embedded in Electrical Equipment

Our planet’s population growth is accelerating.  Its inhabitants are hungry for resources—and electricity is high on the list. Sustainability will be one of the major challenges of our future, and… Read more »

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Any Cold Iron? Shore power for a healthier environment and business

If all ships were fitted with the capacity to connect to grid-generated shore power when at berth, there would be gains all round. “Cold ironing”, a term for shore power,… Read more »

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An e-House Substation that Ushers in New Technology and Rethinks Standards

Prefabricated E-house (HV/LV) substations are a booming, fiercely competitive business. I’m talking about applications that range from PV or wind farm boxes to shore connections and data centres. I’m also… Read more »

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Secure Power services: why a smooth “handover” is vital to a lifecycle approach

Commercial and industrial assets such as ships, airports, manufacturing plants, oil rigs, or hospitals involve highly specialized systems that need power protection and cooling to keep these mission-critical applications secure… Read more »

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Sustainability Embedded in Electrical Equipment

Our planet’s population growth is accelerating.  Its inhabitants are hungry for resources—and electricity is high on the list. Sustainability will be one of the major challenges of our future, and… Read more »

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What will Medium Voltage switchgear look like in the future?

The electrical industry is without doubt one of the most conservative in terms of updating technology, including medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV) switchgear. Why is that? For one… Read more »

1 Comment

A standard shore connection now for low voltage vessels

Connecting ships to shore side power has proven to be a technology that alleviates pollution issues within ports by effectively reducing emissions, noises and vibrations of vessels mooring in these… Read more »

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Finally, an opportunity to clean up global ports and make them more profitable

Adventures in the high seas are awe-inspiring. Uncontrollable natural forces, exciting discoveries, and great obstacles created by winds and beasts make for attention-grabbing tales. But, in the real-world, too much… Read more »

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New, smaller voltage transformers to become fixtures on the Smart Grid

As efforts to make the low-carbon economy a reality gather pace, the smart grid has ushered in great new opportunities for energy efficiency. Crucial to energy efficiency on the demand-driven,… Read more »

1 Comment

Ships: Rules and regulations getting tougher about Shore power

Just what is MARPOL VI and does it cover shore power? Shore power helps bring ships into line with burgeoning regulations. Chief among these is MARPOL VI. It is Annex VI to… Read more »

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Shore connection : how to make a ship ready?

Complying with environmental regulations and being energy efficient are key commercial differentiators in the shipping industry. Counting with these differentiators requires of having good knowledge of technology’s effects, side-effects and… Read more »

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Why Proactive UPS Maintenance is Crucial to Preventing Industrial Equipment Failure

Industrial environments can be harsh in terms of temperature, humidity, vibration, dust and all sorts of other elements. Given that, companies tend to take steps to protect the equipment and… Read more »

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Increasing the Short-circuit Current in a Shore Connection System

In the High Voltage Shore Connection (HVSC) standards, requirements are specified concerning shore connection grid voltage quality and protection selectivity between the shore connection grid and the ship power system…. Read more »

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