Transportation

Keep transportation operations on track with medium voltage switchgear maintenance

There are few things more frustrating than transportation disruptions — whether it’s a brief delay that adds a few minutes to your morning commute or a major transportation interruption that… Read more »

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The Missing ‘Second Cities’

I live in Bangalore and the time taken by me to commute to office and reach back home has been painfully increasing in the last few years. Bangalore is now… Read more »

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New Zealand Utility Finds a Prefab, Modular Data Center is Just the Fix for its Data Center Expansion

Prefabricated, modular data centers are landing Down Under. The New Zealand-based utility company Northpower launched a portable, prefabricated modular data center – specifically a Schneider Electric SmartShelter modular data center…. Read more »

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US Wholesale Gasoline Prices Decline in June despite Demand Surge

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Preliminary data indicates gasoline demand in the United States reached a record weekly high in June, and travel demand over… Read more »

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Will Higher Gasoline Prices Choke Off Strong Driving Demand?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States four months into the year remains strong, running 6% above the five-year average although… Read more »

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Strong Run Rate Coincides with Higher Gasoline Demand

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices A 10-year seasonal analysis of crude net inputs at US refineries using federal data finds the year-ended in late March… Read more »

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Are Lithium-ion Batteries “GREENER” than Lead Acid?

There are many different ways you could consider a product to be more environmentally friendly or not than another.  Li-ion batteries do not contain hazardous materials while lead-acid batteries do… Read more »

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RBOB Futures Steps on the Gas in Ushering in March

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Bullish seasonal features are now the driving force in the US gasoline market, and speculators have already positioned for the… Read more »

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Have Gasoline Futures Reached a Bottom?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Despite a 2.2% rally on expiration day by the February gasoline futures contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange… Read more »

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Lowering the Bar in Oil’s Limbo Dance

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices It was a chaotic start to 2016 for the oil market, with crude futures plumbing 12-year lows as turmoil in… Read more »

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Cruise Ship Lines Could Learn Lessons from Data Center Operators

A few days ago a colleague emailed me a photo taken on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship, the one that was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for about… Read more »

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IT Key Enabler for Smart Cities at Schneider Electric “Power to the Cloud” Dubai Event

Issues that concern Middle Eastern CIOs, from private cloud adoption and data center outsourcing, to disaster recovery, security, new data center builds and existing facility upgrades are amongst the high… Read more »

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Are Lithium-ion Batteries “GREENER” than Lead Acid?

There are many different ways you could consider a product to be more environmentally friendly or not than another.  Li-ion batteries do not contain hazardous materials while lead-acid batteries do… Read more »

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Designing ITS Infrastructure for Migration to Smart City

It has been widely recognized that our cities will thrive with not only physical infrastructure development but also with intellectual and social infrastructure which requires the use of latest Information… Read more »

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Automotive Firm Gets on the Fast Track with Prefabricated Modular Data Center

In just about any business today, time to market is of the essence. Companies want to get new products out the door quickly so they can start generating revenue and… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Helps Aviation Firm Meet Stringent Time and Efficiency Goals

                Using economizers to cool your data center can enable you to achieve tremendous energy efficiencies while using prefabricated data center modules enables… Read more »

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Smart Cities: From Automation to Optimization

Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) automate the surveillance, coordination and response to events in the transportation network that disrupt the flow of traffic and impact the ability of the network to… Read more »

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We Can do Something About the Weather: Adapt Traffic Signal Control Strategies

We can’t change the weather yet, but adapting traffic signal control strategies to account for severe weather conditions is something we can do.   A recent article in the magazine Public… 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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Near Field Communication arrives to public transportation

What is Near Field Communication (NFC)? Many public transit patrons pay for their bus or train travel with an intelligent transportation card — a contactless card — that is flashed… Read more »

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Designing ITS Infrastructure for Migration to Smart City

It has been widely recognized that our cities will thrive with not only physical infrastructure development but also with intellectual and social infrastructure which requires the use of latest Information… Read more »

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IT Key Enabler for Smart Cities at Schneider Electric “Power to the Cloud” Dubai Event

Issues that concern Middle Eastern CIOs, from private cloud adoption and data center outsourcing, to disaster recovery, security, new data center builds and existing facility upgrades are amongst the high… Read more »

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Are Lithium-ion Batteries “GREENER” than Lead Acid?

There are many different ways you could consider a product to be more environmentally friendly or not than another.  Li-ion batteries do not contain hazardous materials while lead-acid batteries do… 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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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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3 SCADA considerations to optimize your industrial operation

Today’s business climate is putting plants under intense financial pressure, and operations and maintenance budgets are among the first to be cut. Fewer personnel are expected to operate and maintain… 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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Bridging the Gap Between Unpredictable Weather and Flight Planning

Weather’s Impact on Aviation  The aviation industry faces many obstacles when it comes to flight planning and routing, but managing weather conditions is right at the top. Weather conditions before… Read more »

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Interoperability, Are We There Yet?

Interoperability is one of the most popular smart city buzzwords right now. Interoperability across all transportation regions is the ideal, utopian standard. It is a convergences of social, political and… Read more »

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OEM Helps Automotive Parts Companies Improve Efficiency and Costs

People love their automobiles, so it’s no surprise that the global automotive industry is booming again following the recent downturn. That’s good news for auto parts manufacturers that are seeing… Read more »

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