Power Management

Who’s who and What’s what in conformity assessment?

Here’s a definition of conformity assessment. “Conformity Assessment is the demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled.” This definition is taken from… Read more »

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Where do power quality meters fit in your energy management strategy?

I have often wondered why companies that wanted help with their energy projects wanted to skip the most essential part of project.  I have seen it many times when a… Read more »

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Choosing an electrical energy storage system: brains meet muscle

If you consider that the recent worldwide 10-year average annual growth rate for solar energy production has been almost 46% , it seems like a good time to jump in… Read more »

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The Secure Power Difference: Risk Mitigation and Beyond

In our first post, we defined what industrial secure power is and some vertical industry applications, but this leaves the all important question of “why” secure power solutions are needed…. Read more »

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How do hospital power outages increase financial exposure?

I read recently that even though there were 513 outages in the US between 2002 and 2008 (an average of six per month), today only 1 in 20 hospitals (in… Read more »

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Ports: How does Shore Power cut emissions and boost business?

By how much does shore power cut pollution? With high-voltage shore connection technology you power berthed ships from the local electricity grid and not from generators. And with their engines… Read more »

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Make your energy ‘prosumer’ strategy work harder: store the energy you produce!

It’s no secret that recovering global and national economies are still putting businesses under a lot of strain. I’m sure most CEOs have two things top-of-mind every day: rebuilding profits… Read more »

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Secure Power Beyond the Data Center

In today’s digital world, when we think about problems around power interruptions, the systems that are top of mind for many of us are information technology (IT) systems, meaning everything… Read more »

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What is Thermal Management of electrical enclosures?

Thermal management is the monitoring and control of temperature produced by devices in electrical enclosures. Why does it matter? Temperature directly affects the reliability and service life of electric –… Read more »

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Portside emissions: a real health hazard

Who is most affected by emissions from ships? People living in and around port and harbour areas are growing increasingly concerned over air pollution in their communities. They have good… Read more »

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How an EcoXpert Ensures the Maintenance and Continuity of Service

The cost versus efficiency challenge Nowadays, building management is highly challenged by cost optimization and efficiency at all levels. It has become necessary to optimise the CAPEX, by increasing the… Read more »

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Understanding the Victims of Power-Quality Disturbances

As I described in my post “Understanding the Sources of Power-Quality Disturbances,” the density of electrical equipment in today’s industrial facilities creates numerous opportunities for power-quality problems to occur. That… Read more »

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Emphasize Quality, Not Quantity, in Your Next Power-Monitoring Plan

Information overload is a problem for all of us today, with data on everything from today’s weather forecast to next week’s airfares both easier to access and less expensive to… Read more »

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Electrical Switchboard Manufacturing: Organizing a Manufacturing Area

Where and how you work can affect the final product. Panel building is a very competitive business, companies that want to enter this area and hope to succeed in the… Read more »

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The IEC 61850 standard: The force behind a less costly way to engineer a utility substation

As Ethernet protocols become more common inside of utility substations, the tendency to distribute functions across many different devices is increasing. Since open standards do not restrict designers to proprietary… Read more »

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Methods that Facilitate Oil & Gas Power & Process Management Systems Convergence

In our previous post Why Oil & Gas Companies are Driving Towards Convergence of Power & Process Management Systems, we mentioned that recent Oil & Gas industry initiatives that integrate process &… Read more »

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Now, a safer way to perform medium voltage (MV) switchgear grounding

National Safety Council statistics show that electrical accidents kill 75 to 100 persons and injure another 750 to 1,000 per year in the United States alone. Many of these accidents… Read more »

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British Airways IT Outage Highlights Need for Power Monitoring and Mitigation

I’m sure by now that most everyone is aware of the major IT outage at British Airways. As reported by The Telegraph soon after the event, the outage “led to… Read more »

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Electrical Switchboard Manufacturing: Storing Components for Easy and Accurate Retrieval

Having to hunt for components and tools wastes time and money. Organization reduces manufacturing costs. An electrical switchboard can include thousands of individual components. Some, such as power breakers or… Read more »

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A BEMS Benefit: HVAC and Electrical Cooperation

In my last post, I talked about how software and BEMS can make a building more comfortable and its occupants more productive. Here I’m going to discuss how a building… Read more »

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How digitization delivers new levels of insight into power reliability and energy efficiency

This is the second in the blog post series, looking at how power distribution systems are becoming more intelligent and connected. These innovations are needed to take full advantage of… Read more »

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California US: the platform of shore power development

California in the United States is often viewed as the place where innovation starts. When it comes to port and environmental actions, once again, California has been a pioneer. Last… Read more »

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Jazz and the art of power quality

I admit it: I love jazz. The improv and syncopation … I really enjoy it. If you ever have some spare time to listen, just notice how the waveform carves… Read more »

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Best Electrician – The extra something is a solution not a device

The big electrical equipment manufacturing companies today – like the one I work for – are increasingly producing integrated solutions. They are the “extra something” confident electricians propose when they… Read more »

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Switchgear Market Heating Up In India

Switchgear is a collective term used for a combination of devices that are used to monitor, control, regulate and protect electrical installations throughout the grid ranging from generation, transmission, distribution,… Read more »

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Deploying Open Rack, Servers and Storage from the Open Compute Project

The data center industry has traditionally been risk averse and for good reason – business critical and life critical applications cannot be taken lightly. With that the industry is also… Read more »

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3 Keys to Ensuring a Successful UPS Modernization Project

As part of your annual UPS maintenance routine (you do have a UPS maintenance routine, right?), you may find a number of UPSs that could do with some updating, whether… Read more »

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How to evolve from costly “break/fix” electrical system maintenance cycles

How many times have company employees experienced a situation where key equipment either in a building or in a manufacturing plant has broken down and everyone is scrambling to find… Read more »

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How Oil & Gas Firms Can Meet the IT Demands that Digitization Present

In mid-2014, the price of a barrel of crude oil topped $100 (about €94). Two years later, in mid-2016, the price stood right around $40 (€37.5), having bottomed out just… Read more »

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How to Safely Specify Reliable Industrial UPS Battery Systems

Specifying an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery system solution involves a trade-off between cost, performance and safety. Some users place too much emphasis on cost and too little on safety…. Read more »

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