Obsolete Breakers: Debunking Common Misconceptions

Credit to Author: Gabriel Arce| Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:44:39 +0000

Most circuit breaker life cycles are based on periodic maintenance inspection and operation specified in the manufacturer’s circuit breaker instruction manuals in order to have longevity. However, as technology, reliability,… Read more »

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Retrofit versus replace: What should you do with your power distribution equipment?

Credit to Author: Giovani Zaccaro| Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:47:40 +0000

“Reduce, reuse, recycle” — the 3Rs — is a familiar phrase that reminds people to make environmentally responsible decisions. For power distribution systems, there’s another important R — retrofit. Retrofitting… Read more »

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How the IIoT Is Delivering on the Promise of Asset Performance Management, Part 4

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:34:57 +0000

Part 1 of this 4-part series introduced ways in which increasing digitization might improve plant operations. Part 2: how IIoT can improve the productivity of reactive, preventive, predictive and proactive… Read more »

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How the IIoT Is Delivering on Asset Performance Management, Part 4

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:34:57 +0000

Part 1 of this 4-part series introduced ways in which increasing digitization might improve plant operations. Part 2: how IIoT can improve the productivity of reactive, preventive, predictive and proactive… Read more »

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How can electric utilities minimize the chance of substation shutdown?

Credit to Author: Ed Jarvis| Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:32:19 +0000

At the center of electric utilities’ mission comes a very straightforward mandate: manage risk to minimize, observe, and reduce the effect of negative events and take advantage of opportunities. Minimizing… Read more »

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Switchgear Upgrades Can Address Asbestos Hazards

Credit to Author: Luiz Simoes| Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:04:14 +0000

In my last 2 blogs, I wrote about several concerns customers are facing with their aging LV and MV switchgear. For the most part, these center around safety, reliability and… Read more »

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Calculate Your Best Cost Option for Aging Switchgear

Credit to Author: Luiz Simoes| Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:53:03 +0000

Hello again! My last blog, A Closer Look into the True Cost of Replacing Electrical Switchgear, addressed concerns facility engineers face with their aging low-voltage and medium-voltage switchgear. As you can… Read more »

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Overcome Mixed-OEM Challenges with Switchgear Modernization

Credit to Author: Doug Robling| Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:00:05 +0000

Limited capital budgets require aging power equipment to be maintained for as long as possible. But there’s also an ongoing need for optimal reliability: System downtime costs organizations millions of… Read more »

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A Closer Look into the True Cost of Replacing Electrical Switchgear

Credit to Author: Luiz Simoes| Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:29:09 +0000

During my switchgear modernization presentations all over the US, I am constantly reminded of the concerns customers face with their aging electrical infrastructure. For the most part, these center around… Read more »

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NFPA 70E and NEC: Aging Equipment in the Era of Arc Flash

Credit to Author: Gabriel Arce| Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:46:46 +0000

The need to operate electrical equipment safely, without impacting facility operation, has been a priority for electrical engineers and maintenance personnel for many decades. Initially, much of the focus was… Read more »

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