5 tips to maintain and protect your electrical equipment from animal-caused outages

Credit to Author: Roger Casellas| Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:16:37 +0000

There are many things that can cause a power outage, wildlife is one of those. Animal intrusion into utility and industrial substations causes a significant number of outages that are… Read more »

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Upgrade or Replace Switchgear? 4 questions to help you identify your best choice

Credit to Author: Georges Barbarin| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:01:27 +0000

When older breakers become unreliable and maintenance costs rise, electrical engineers face a choice: replace aging switchgear or modernize it with an upgrade. In many cases, an upgrade is the… Read more »

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Why getting started with your digitization journey may be easier than you think

Credit to Author: Peter Herweck| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:42:23 +0000

According to a McKinsey Digital Manufacturing Global Expert Survey, more than 60 percent of respondents in China, Germany, and the United States are more optimistic about the potential of digitization… Read more »

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Services can jump-start your IIoT modernization plan

Credit to Author: Nathalie Marcotte| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:31:47 +0000

Moving toward a more digital, connected manufacturing enterprise has tremendous benefits, but getting to that point does not seem easy. Most companies are operating with at least some obsolete or… Read more »

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From 5% to 94% Grid Visibility: How Ecuador Modernized Its Energy Distribution Network with ADMS

Credit to Author: Jose Angel Rios Blanco| Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:27:18 +0000

Energy distribution modernization requires a coordinated, strategic, research and development effort, and an implementation that involves collaboration between public and private sectors. Economic growth and prosperity, national security and the… Read more »

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Higher Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) in Oil & Gas Downstream Operations Part 3: Increasing Revenue

Credit to Author: Martin Turk| Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:13:51 +0000

Executives responsible for managing Oil & Gas downstream operations are being tasked to come up with new ways to either cut costs or generate higher revenues over the life of… Read more »

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Why is an electrical shutdown needed for a modernization project?

Credit to Author: Paul Fox| Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:36:01 +0000

Customers often ask me why an electrical shutdown is needed for a modernization project. Most say they can’t afford downtime. But here’s why a scheduled outage is absolutely necessary. While… 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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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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