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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IEC vs ANSI Switchgear – Understanding the Global Standards

Credit to Author: Sherry Rollins| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:55:32 +0000

Worldwide there is an increasing demand for companies to leverage their global footprint to drive efficiencies, improve processes and reduce costs. In the electrical engineering realm, this creates many complications…. Read more »

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4 steps for testing and commissioning arc flash protection in medium voltage

Credit to Author: Juha Rintala| Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:00:19 +0000

The previous posts in this series have covered the goals, benefits and installation of arc flash protection in medium voltage equipment. In this final post, I’m going to cover best… Read more »

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3 best practices for arc flash protection in medium voltage equipment

Credit to Author: Juha Rintala| Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:00:34 +0000

The first post in this series outlined the goals and standards for arc flash protection, while the second described the impact of an arc flash on medium voltage (MV) equipment… Read more »

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Arc Flash Protection Benefits

Credit to Author: Juha Rintala| Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:32 +0000

The first post in this series covered a new arc flash related standard, the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E. It has some changes, such as allowing the use of a… Read more »

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Medium Voltage Design Basics: Environmental & Operation Conditions

Credit to Author: Thierry Cormenier| Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00:44 +0000

As noted in the previous post in this series, being flexible is important for panel builders, contractors, facility managers and specifiers. Having components meet medium voltage (MV) standard IEC 62271-200… Read more »

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The Goal of Arc Flash Protection: Safety Standards

Credit to Author: Juha Rintala| Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:15 +0000

When electric current travels through the air and goes where it isn’t supposed to, the result is an arc flash. It can be a violent event as the current jumps… Read more »

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Medium Voltage Design Basics: Switchgear Introduction

Credit to Author: Thierry Cormenier| Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:09 +0000

For panel builders, being flexible is crucial. That is certainly true when designing and working with medium voltage (MV) networks, or distribution systems with voltages above 1 kV and up… Read more »

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Electrical distribution safety and reliability: get it right from the start

Credit to Author: Didier Fulchiron| Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:05 +0000

Electrical distribution systems are found supplying power in all sorts of factories, data centers, hospitals, and large commercial complexes. The reliability of these systems is critical to keeping businesses and… Read more »

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