• 25 Jul
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    Power quality in remote locations

    When they are based in remote locations, transformers and other power equipment are vulnerable to harmonics and noise caused by insufficient dampening and exposure to surrounding electrical currents. 

  • 21 Jul
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    How green is green?

    Consumer guilt seems to be something that creeps up on some people, possibly in line with advancing years. The biggest current guilt is the number of short journeys taken in a not particularly economical vehicle.

  • 3 May
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    Solar panels challenge solved

    Design and installation of a state-of-the-art solar panel system at materials specialist Instarmac brought GWC Electrical and Adams Enclosures together to solve an electrical distribution and switchboard problem. Ultimately, minimising shutdown and downtime were key elements of this project.

  • 7 Apr
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    Using buffer modules for increased system up-time

    Short interruptions or dips in the AC input supply voltage, although rare and whatever their cause, can result in an industrial manufacturing facility temporarily stopping production, impacting profitability. Buffer modules may be used for increased system up-time.

  • 2 Mar
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    Increased safety for offshore wind turbines with rugged power system

    PULS Power is supporting a university project which is aimed at detecting damages to the grout connections in offshore wind turbines.

  • 2 Mar
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    Data centre infrastructure: The importance of effective power supply – and what happens when it fails

    It goes without saying that a constant power supply is absolutely vital for a data centre. The fire that burned down the OVH data centres in Strasbourg, France in March last year proved to be a big wake-up call for facility managers around the globe.

  • 2 Mar
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    Electricity in case of emergency: Automating the backup power grid at one of the Netherlands’ biggest hospitals

    The likelihood of power failures in Europe is growing dramatically, due to stretched energy supply networks, growing customer demand, and a greater reliance on variable sources of energy.

  • 2 Mar
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    Three connectivity tips for switchgear and UPS power quality monitoring

    As more electrical devices are deployed in industrial applications, the need to protect these critical systems increases. Unexpected power outages lead not only to higher maintenance costs of electrical equipment, but also to lower operational efficiency, productivity, and overall business revenue.

  • 2 Mar
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    Top tips for solar installation troubleshooting

    The new-to-market Clamp Meter 393 FC from Fluke is the world’s first handheld tool that enables technicians safely to measure up to 1500V in DC environments, such as industrial solar farms.

  • 5 Jan
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    When reliability is paramount, who do power engineers rely on?

    Designing military-grade power electronics is a particular discipline that requires decades of technical and design expertise, says Karen Jay, Managing Director of Gresham Power Electronics.

  • 5 Jan
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    How can you remotely manage power assets?

    The loss of electricity can have a significant impact, whether on the day-to-day operations of a business, the productivity of staff working from home, or the bottom line of power asset management companies and grid operators. Here, Beth Ragdale, Product Manager at Beckhoff Automation UK, explains the role that modern control systems play in power asset availability.

  • 16 Dec
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    Designing a switchboard for a fishing trawler

    When NU-Design Limited, a marine electrical services business based in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland needed help in the designing of a very specific control centre specification, the company’s engineers contacted Rittal UK to design a marine switchboard for a distribution and motor control centre (MCC) to be installed in a new Scottish trawler, the Endeavour V.

  • 23 Nov
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    HEMP filters for power plant at Alaskan airforce base

    MPE has manufactured and supplied, via its Silver territory distribution partner Technical Sales Solutions (TSS) and systems integrator ATEC Shielding LLC (ATEC), a suite of high-performance HEMP filters for installation within Clear Air Force Base, located in Denali Borough, Alaska.

  • 1 Nov
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    Smart panels, smart energy: Electrical connectivity for renewable generation

    According to industry experts, Spain will hit 68 percent renewable power generation by 2030. Here, Juan Montecelo, Sales Director of WEG Autrial, explains why electric panel connectivity in renewable power plants will play an important role in achieving this.

  • 2 Sep
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    Don’t ever compromise on power supplies for ATEX systems

    DIN-Rail Power supplies are found in almost every industrial process control system. During the conversion from AC mains to lower DC power outputs, switch-mode power supplies produce high voltages and currents that, if incorrectly designed, may cause sparks and generate excess heat through inefficient design topologies.