Articles Tagged: power quality

Exploring Unplanned costs of LED Lighting Retrofits

There has been a lot of discussion around the office lately about the relationship between energy management and power management. While sometimes used interchangeably, the distinction made between these two… Read more »

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5 Steps for Efficient Motor Management Design

Efficient motor management can bring you to an optimal design of your motor and electrical installation. There is a simple approach that you can apply to every application. It will… Read more »

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How IoT is changing the Critical Power EcoXpert ecosystem

IoT and critical power today and tomorrow In my previous post, I explained how critical power availability and reliability are at the very core of Industry 4.0. Worth a read,… Read more »

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It’s a Small World for Colocation Providers…After All

One of my favorite pieces of my job is the opportunity to interact with customers and colleagues from around the globe. The Cloud & Service Provider space is, in many… Read more »

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5 Ways to Fight Back Against Power Outages

Most of the time, the electrical power in your building or factory keeps on flowing. The lights stay on, computers keep working, production lines or processes keep running. Occasionally, you… Read more »

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Don’t Get Zapped – How (and Why) to Protect LED Lighting Systems

If you have thought about switching to LED lighting, you probably already know there are good reasons that applications for this technology continue to grow. LED purchase prices have come… 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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Understanding the Sources of Power-Quality Disturbances

Poor power quality can cause innumerable problems in industrial facilities. While a facility owner’s first inclination might be to blame their electric utility for such problems, it’s much more likely… Read more »

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Grid Power Quality

Power-quality problems, including such issues as voltage irregularities and harmonic disturbances, can cause problems with a facility’s equipment and operations. Standards have been developed to help address this issue by… Read more »

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Monitoring Electrical Distribution Network on the Demand Side – Beyond Just On and Off

To a single end user, measuring the availability of power is an easy exercise: Flip the nearest wall switch and observe whether the lights come on or you remain in… Read more »

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Power Quality Issues : Silent Efficiency Killer

Why you should care? Several studies estimate that power quality issues cost the U.S. economy about $15 billion each year. Because approximately 80 percent of all power-quality problems originate from… 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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Services Oriented Drives Adapt to All Requirements and Specifications

In last month’s blog, we explained how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment, which encompases the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT), is a world first for Schneider…. Read more »

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Decoding Detuned Reactors : What and Why

In this blog, I will acquaint you with Detuned Reactors and analyse their usage and benefits. Detuned reactors, that are three-phase inductors dedicated to attenuate the amplification of harmonics in… Read more »

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Dirty Power: What It Is and Why You Need to Clean It Up

Let’s take a little quiz. See how many of the following you’ve experienced in your building or facility: Flickering and blinking lights Transformer issues, such as noise, excessive heat, or… 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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Helping Wind Turbines and Grids Form More Reliable Connections

Wind turbines have become major players in today’s electricity-generation market, with year-over-year market growth, internationally, hitting 44 percent in 2014, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. However, this rapid… Read more »

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Why Poor Power Quality Costs Billions Annually and What Can Be Done About It

“Power quality” can seem to be a pretty abstract term – how does one judge the quality of such an unseen commodity as electricity? But, as commercial and industrial facility… Read more »

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Guide to Measuring Applications on the Supply and Demand Side

Measuring and managing – these two concepts go hand in hand. You can’t manage what you can’t measure, as the classic business adage says, and you also can’t see how… Read more »

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Voltage sags aren’t that swell

It’s good to get a warning when a dip is in the road ahead. And it’s good to take it seriously, as I learned as a teenager with my new… Read more »

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Power Quality Issues : Silent Efficiency Killer

Why you should care? Several studies estimate that power quality issues cost the U.S. economy about $15 billion each year. Because approximately 80 percent of all power-quality problems originate from… 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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Decoding Detuned Reactors : What and Why

In this blog, I will acquaint you with Detuned Reactors and analyse their usage and benefits. Detuned reactors, that are three-phase inductors dedicated to attenuate the amplification of harmonics in… Read more »

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Why Poor Power Quality Costs Billions Annually and What Can Be Done About It

“Power quality” can seem to be a pretty abstract term – how does one judge the quality of such an unseen commodity as electricity? But, as commercial and industrial facility… Read more »

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Helping Wind Turbines and Grids Form More Reliable Connections

Wind turbines have become major players in today’s electricity-generation market, with year-over-year market growth, internationally, hitting 44 percent in 2014, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. However, this rapid… Read more »

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Voltage sags aren’t that swell

It’s good to get a warning when a dip is in the road ahead. And it’s good to take it seriously, as I learned as a teenager with my new… Read more »

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Power Monitoring System: Intelligence keeps you ahead of the game.

In my last blog posts, I talked about how Power Quality affects the entire electrical infrastructure and that it’s important to consider every system element needed to keep your facility… Read more »

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Power Quality: Measuring to Manage

It’s a classic business adage that you can’t manage what you haven’t measured, and that principle certainly holds true for power quality – but exactly what aspects of power quality… Read more »

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Understanding the Sources of Power-Quality Disturbances

Poor power quality can cause innumerable problems in industrial facilities. While a facility owner’s first inclination might be to blame their electric utility for such problems, it’s much more likely… Read more »

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5 Ways to Fight Back Against Power Outages

Most of the time, the electrical power in your building or factory keeps on flowing. The lights stay on, computers keep working, production lines or processes keep running. Occasionally, you… Read more »

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