Medium Voltage Switchgear Design Gets a Much-Needed Upgrade with GIS

Credit to Author: Shirley Xiao| Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:25:24 +0000

Very few pieces of technology from the 1970s are still in use today — and for good reason — think floppy discs and VCRs. Until recently, however, medium voltage switchgear… Read more »

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How to avoid losing $4M an hour with a smart medium voltage system

Credit to Author: Lucas Icandri| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:53:08 +0000

Over 3.5 billion passengers fly each year – that’s more than an average 9 million passengers every day around the world – and air traffic is expected to increase in coming years. To meet the… Read more »

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How the right motor management saves +20% OPEX in LNG ships

Credit to Author: Delcho Penkov| Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:25:24 +0000

We have recently started a series of blog posts explaining how to start large motors and why motor management is essential. In this post you will discover a practical example… Read more »

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Today’s Medium Voltage Transformers Are Turning “Green”

Credit to Author: Michel Sacotte| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:56 +0000

In March 2007, the European Council accepted a European Commission proposal to cut at least 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels, from all primary energy sources by the year… Read more »

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Break the Myth: Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) in Medium Voltage Gas-Insulated Switchgear

Credit to Author: Shirley Xiao| Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 12:37:38 +0000

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a synthetic gas that is both recyclable and reusable. It was first produced in the early 20th century in a laboratory in Paris, and first patented… Read more »

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Large Motor Starting 101: Discover the constraints

Credit to Author: Delcho Penkov| Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:30:22 +0000

Motor starting is a hot topic for many of us, and I had an opportunity to verify this at the last PCIC Oil & Gas conference during the presentation of… Read more »

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Shielded Solid Insulated System (2SIS) – The Next Generation of Medium Voltage Switchgear

Credit to Author: Joe Richard| Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:03:53 +0000

Medium voltage switchgear designs have seen only minor changes since the establishment of metal-clad switchgear in the 1970s. However, the electrical distribution industry is experiencing workforce, financial and regulatory pressures… Read more »

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How medium voltage switchgear innovations help fight extreme weather

Credit to Author: Thierry Cormenier| Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:00:07 +0000

In my last post, I listed some of the aspects of extreme weather that are putting medium voltage switchgear in special service conditions affecting its ratings and lifespan. In this… Read more »

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How extreme weather causes premature aging in medium voltage equipment

Credit to Author: Thierry Cormenier| Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:17 +0000

If you own or manage any large building, plant, or public infrastructure, you depend on reliable electrical distribution services. You also need equipment to be as sustainable as possible in… Read more »

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Why use virtual reality for medium voltage equipment and safety training?

Credit to Author: Claude Houbart-Santini| Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:41:12 +0000

Could you make your medium voltage electrical installations safer? There could not be a more important goal. The latest digital training innovations can give students an edge and a perspective… Read more »

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The medium voltage switchgear of the future is here

Credit to Author: Lucas Icandri| Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:20:37 +0000

The 21st century has brought us many innovations. One that’s having a big impact on everyday life is the internet of things (IoT) – smart objects that can connect to… Read more »

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