White Paper: Power Factor Correction — A Practical Guide
This guide has been written to provide the maintenance
engineer or plant engineer with a basic understanding
of power factor. The guide also demonstrates that by
correcting poor power factor loads with power capacitor
banks, the capacity of the electrical system can be increased
while simultaneously reducing the electric utility bills. The
pitfalls of installing power capacitor banks on electrical
systems that have non-linear loads are also presented.
S&C PureWave DSTATCOM Distributed Static Compensator Offers Voltage Support For Transmission Systems
Reactive power is essential to maintain and control voltage in ac electrical systems. The ability to meet the demand for rapid changes in reactive power prevents instability, voltage sags, even voltage collapse...and the resultant outages to generation facilities, transmission and distribution equipment, and connected loads of industrial, commercial, and residential power users. Newer technology, such as the S&C PureWave DSTATCOM Distributed Static Compensator, offers a better solution to voltage stability problems
ABB To Upgrade Transmission Control For Vital North American Power Interconnector
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been selected by Hydro-Québec, Canada, for an upgrade of a high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) converter station
Eaton Corporation Contributes $500,000 To IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Research Project
Eaton Corporation has contributed US$500,000 to the Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
S&C Announces IntelliTEAM II Universal Interface Module
Other intelligent electronic devices (IED) not of S&C manufacture can now be incorporated into the IntelliTEAM II Automatic Restoration System with the use of S&C’s Universal Interface Module. The module enables the host device to communicate with other team members and implement IntelliTEAM II restoration decisions
S&C Electric Company Names Two New Directors
S&C Electric Company welcomes two distinguished new members to its Board of Directors. The two new Directors, Erle Nye and Judy Whinfrey, bring a wealth of business experience to the Board
Electrophysics Introduces New High Definition Infrared Camera For Professional Thermographers
Electrophysics announced recently that it has introduced its new HotShot HD Portable Infrared Camera product line. According to Electrophysics, the HotShot HD is the world’s first affordable 640x480 resolution thermographic camera.
ABB Wins $150M Order For Energy Efficient Technology
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $150M contract to provide power systems and grid connections for a natural gas and steam-turbine (combined-cycle) power plant to be built in the Netherlands
Utility Network Design and Data Management: Autodesk Utility Design and Autodesk Topobase
Combining Autodesk® Utility Design and Autodesk® Topobase™ software applications enables utility organizations to harness best-in-class platforms for utility network design and data management.
Why Develop with Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise Technology
The next generation of web mapping technology is now available from Autodesk, ready to provide a powerful distribution tool for your maps and spatial data. Why develop with the new technology? The answer may surprise you.