Supplier News

  1. Oncor Installs First PulseCloser In The U.S. As Part Of Smart Grid Strategy
    Oncor installed the first S&C IntelliRupter PulseCloser in the United States last week, at a location in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This new, groundbreaking device is part of Oncor’s initiative to develop an electric grid that will monitor, think, act, repair and prepare itself to respond quickly to consumer needs.
  2. ABB Wins $233M Electrical Systems Contract For Combined Cycle Power Plant
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $233M contract from Hyundai Engineering and Construction (HDEC) of Korea to supply power systems and grid connections for a natural gas and steam turbine (combined-cycle) power plant, to be built in Qatar
  3. Cooper Bussmann Contributes $500,000 To IEEE/NFPA Arc-Flash Research Project
    Cooper Bussmann, the leader in downtime reduction, workplace safety and Code compliance, contributed $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)
  4. ABB Launches Expanded Power Transformers Operations At South Boston, VA Facility

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, announced recently that it has completed a major expansion of its small power transformer operations in South Boston, Virginia

  5. Honeywell Acquires Norcross Safety Products, Expands Growing Life Safety Business
    Honeywell recently announced it has completed its acquisition of Norcross Safety Products L.L.C., a leading manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), for approximately $1.2B. Norcross, based in Oak Brook, IL, will form a new line of business called Honeywell Safety Products within Honeywell Life Safety, part of Automation and Control Solutions (ACS)
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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

  9. 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)
  10. 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