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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Innovative services contributing to a circular business

Credit to Author: Roger Casellas| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:27:00 +0000

We cannot keep doing things the same way: we must move from linear to a circular economic model. Or what is the same, stop with the “take, make, consume and… Read more »

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Digitizing your critical power system: simple, smart and stable

Credit to Author: Markus Hirschbold| Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:00:29 +0000

In my last post, I talked about the difficulties faced by facility teams in keeping critical power facilities running safety, reliably, efficiently, and compliant with regulations. We looked at the… Read more »

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Managing Power Protection, Control and Automation is like Building a Winning Team

Credit to Author: Jonathan Gray| Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:08:59 +0000

You’ve heard it said: “defense wins championships”. Yet every year we see franchises invest in a few select positions without a complementary emphasis on supporting roles. We know offense and… 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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Circular economy: Good for the planet, good for power distribution

Credit to Author: Frederic Abbal| Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:49:50 +0000

The world is running out of critical resources. By 2050, demand for important resources like biomass and fossil energy is expected to surpass production by 40 billion tons, leaving companies… 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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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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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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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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