Designing the optimal hospital microgrid

Credit to Author: Markus Hirschbold| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:00:24 +0000

This is the third in a four-post series on microgrids for hospitals. In my first post I mentioned how the news of power backup systems failing or running out of… Read more »

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Hospital microgrids: helping boost resilience and cost savings, on and off the grid

Credit to Author: Markus Hirschbold| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:00:36 +0000

This is the second in a four-post series explaining the benefits of microgrids for hospitals. In my last post I discussed how microgrid technology is now fully mature, and the… Read more »

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Hospital microgrids: going beyond backup generators to ensure resiliency

Credit to Author: Markus Hirschbold| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:00:14 +0000

In the face of increasing power demand on the grid, aging electrical transmission infrastructures, and increasing numbers of violent storms worldwide, the subject of resiliency keeps many hospital administrators up… Read more »

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Why Frame Size Matters With Molded Case Circuit Breakers

Credit to Author: Gilles Lordey| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:00:18 +0000

Molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) are the critical building blocks for many electrical panels. But panel builders could be excused for treating these devices as a commodity at times. However,… Read more »

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How Type B residual current devices protect against shock in the most challenging applications

Credit to Author: Natacha Lucius| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 11:00:41 +0000

Shocks from contact with electrical conductors continue to occur every year in every country. For example, in the UK, the Health and Safety Executive documented that “Each year about 1000… Read more »

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Why four types of residual current devices? It’s all about the load.

Credit to Author: Natacha Lucius| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:00:23 +0000

Protecting people from shocks has always been a priority in AC electrical system design. Equipment is typically designed to provide a barrier to anyone making physical contact with a live… Read more »

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How BIM is becoming the new model for energy-efficient buildings

Credit to Author: Bertrand Lack| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0000

With a global population trajectory of 10 billion by 2050, and the majority concentrated in urban areas, studies are estimating that $3.3 trillion of investment will be needed in infrastructure… Read more »

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The evolution of Building Information Modeling: optimizing productivity, costs, and energy efficiency

Credit to Author: Bertrand Lack| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:00:05 +0000

With 2.5 billion people expected to move into urban areas with the next few decades, we’re going to need to construct over 10,000 buildings a day to house them. Now,… Read more »

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Adaptive Power Management Tools for Power-Critical Facilities

Credit to Author: Tony Hunt| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:30:55 +0000

Today, electrical distribution networks are undergoing significant transformation. If you run a power-critical facility, ‘status quo’ is no longer an option. I promise you, if you don’t like change, you… Read more »

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Self-consumption, a way to increase the ROI of your residential solar installation

Credit to Author: Sébastien Mathiou| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:00:39 +0000

Photovoltaic (PV) energy offers the quintessential picture of self-sufficiency: A home with solar panels harvesting the energy of the sun to supply all of its own electrical needs. And yet,… 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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