3 Steps Towards Cybersecurity in a Digital World

Credit to Author: Hervé Coureil| Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:05:46 +0000

“Security is everyone’s job now.” These are wise words from Amazon’s CTO Dr. Werner Vogels, especially for companies embarking on a digital transformation or accelerating their journey. Why should we… Read more »

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Today’s Medium Voltage Transformers Are Turning “Green”

Credit to Author: Michel Sacotte| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:56 +0000

In March 2007, the European Council accepted a European Commission proposal to cut at least 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels, from all primary energy sources by the year… Read more »

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Thinking Beyond First Costs When Specifying Cast Resin Transformers

Credit to Author: Michel Sacotte| Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:00:21 +0000

When it comes to specifying cast resin transformers the capital expenditure, or CAPEX, is often the primary – or only – consideration. However, for owners, the operational expenditures (OPEX) over… Read more »

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How medium voltage switchgear innovations help fight extreme weather

Credit to Author: Thierry Cormenier| Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:00:07 +0000

In my last post, I listed some of the aspects of extreme weather that are putting medium voltage switchgear in special service conditions affecting its ratings and lifespan. In this… Read more »

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How much does your business rely on electricity? What is your risk exposure?

Credit to Author: Tony Hunt| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:00:07 +0000

When someone mentions the many risks a business faces, what may first spring to mind are strategic risks, such as choosing what products to develop or markets to target. Or… Read more »

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The IoT convergence: making buildings more efficient and reliable

Credit to Author: Barry Coflan| Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:00:36 +0000

The UN weather agency recently announced that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased at record-breaking speed in 2016, meaning that rapid cuts to CO2 and other greenhouse gases are… 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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Why you should design your renewable energy system for self-consumption (vive la difference!)

Credit to Author: Vanya Ignatova| Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:00:53 +0000

Financial considerations play a significant role when you are thinking about adding photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy to any building. When evaluating the expected return, a building owner or investor naturally… Read more »

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Preventing arc faults and fires in buildings using new AFDD technology

Credit to Author: Zakaria Belhaja| Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:00:36 +0000

This is the second in a two-part series on the serious threat of fire caused by arc faults in the electrical systems of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. In my… 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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Arc faults: the hidden fire risk revealed

Credit to Author: Zakaria Belhaja| Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:43 +0000

No matter what kind of buildings you manage or provide services for, the risk of fire for your facilities or your customers is a potential threat you can’t ignore. The… Read more »

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