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How Much Is Your VFD Costing You?

When’s the last time you looked at your Variable Frequency Drive? While it is nice to “set it and forget it”, it is worth looking at again. Specifically, looking at your resistors. How much energy are they dissipating? Is the resulting heat hazardous? You could put all the energy back into your system, which means:
You could be saving money
A great cost-effective way of checking in on your resistors is the Bonitron M3660 Regen Energy Monitor.

Voltage Testing is Hazardous! But it doesn't have to be.

Voltage Testing is Hazardous! But it doesn’t have to be.

Six steps are required to create an electrically safe work condition:

Identify all sources of electric power.
Properly open/disconnect all sources of power.
Where possible verify visually that the disconnecting means are open.
Apply lockout and tagout.
Test for the absence of voltage.
Apply grounds as applicable.

 
Register Now to Win A Free Voltage Test Station Combo Unit in A Housing!
 

In my experience, the single most important step is also the single biggest headache. It’s the

Medium Voltage Cable Terminations

Medium Voltage Cable Terminations

Terminating medium voltage cables in electrical distribution networks is critical in order to provide safety for operations personnel, and to provide the expected reliability of the electrical distribution network. Terminations for medium voltage applications come in two general types.
Register to Win a FREE Set of Three, 200 amp Elbow Terminations, Valued at $500!!
Use them on an upcoming project, or ask us how to arrange and utilize them for a hands-on installation training class.
 

Live-front terminations:

Simplest

Integrated Energy Management With EMR Associates

Integrated Energy Management With EMR Associates

Integrated energy management involves the planning and operation of energy production and energy consumption. The objectives of this discipline are resource conservation, climate protection, and cost savings, while it also ensures that there is permanent access to the energy needed at the facility. When energy efficiency is realized, assets will be utilized much more effectively. Integrated energy management provides a clear and accurate view of the facility, allowing the owner to make informed and timely decisions

Arc Flash Risk Assessment Updates

Arc Flash Risk Assessment Updates

Eaton is dedicated to improving both the environment and people’s lives, using power management technologies that are sustainable, safe, efficient, and reliable. In the grand scheme of things, that’s what matters most of all, and Eaton is here to make sure those technologies work, and work well.

 

Improvements and updates to Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Mitigation have been made, and you will find a few of these listed here:

 

Using dedicated wire way and

Protective Relay Upgrades

Protective Relay Upgrades

If it’s time to upgrade your aging fleet of protection, control, automation, and communications devices, then it’s time to consider GE Multilin. EMR’s dedicated service team of highly skilled and trained engineers and technicians are available to assist with facility-wide audits, cross-referencing field installed devices and recommending upgrade strategies. Our advanced online training centers and programs always ensure that our customers will achieve the maximum benefits when upgrading.
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Turn Good to Great When It Comes to Safety Management

Turn Good to Great When It Comes to Safety Management

Grace Engineered Products, INC will be offering a free webinar on March 7th 10-11 CST & 2-3 CST discussing Accountability Systems: Getting from Good to Great in Safety with presenter, John Kolak.

Good Safety Management is just good Management…applied to Safety. Effective managers recognize that everyone in the organization impacts safety in some manner and the key to effective safety management is getting everyone to optimize their part of the safety process. This is known as “Corporate Alignment” and any organization that

WEG's Reliable Enclosed Starters Can Meet Your Demands

WEG’s Reliable Enclosed Starters Can Meet Your Demands

Our world faces environmental challenges in many areas today, and companies around the world in many of those fields are rising to meet those demands. WEG is one of those companies.

Responsible environmental management is based on a commitment to practicing those preventive measures that can meet all of the environmental challenges our world currently faces. WEG focuses on the development of technologies that contribute to the sustainability of our planet and has developed its line

The Benefits of Active Harmonic Filters

The Benefits of Active Harmonic Filters

The Benefits of Active Harmonic Filters

Power Survey is a prominent brand that’s known for excellence in everything from harmonic distortion correction to power factor correction. It’s also known for first-rate active harmonic filters. Power Survey specializes in AHF offerings that pinpoint whether harmonic currents are in place. These filters also establish anti-currents. Anti-currents are important because they have the ability to minimize harmonics and bring them down to suitable and fitting degrees of intensity. These

The Payoff of Preventive Maintenance

The Payoff of Preventive Maintenance

The Payoff of Preventive Maintenance

In today’s era of technological advancements, managing and securing sensitive data in an organization is more than important, it’s critical to success. According to statistics from The National Survey on Data Center Outages, the consequences of power outages and interruption are estimated at around $136,761.00 per unplanned outage. Therefore, IT professionals, consultants, and managers need to ensure they avoid power supply outages by investing in the right Uninterruptible Power Supply(UPS) systems