White Papers

on 'Electrical Systems'

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  • Achieve sustainable electrical safety

    Download this ebook on electrical safety and gain access to several articles that explain what you and your teams need to know and make electrical safety your strong suit.

    08/19/2015
  • Electrical safety is everyone's business

    Download this free eBook on electrical safety and gain access to several articles that explain what you need to know and how to make electrical safety your strong suit.

    02/25/2014
  • Manage change of your electrical safety culture

    This special report provides an overview of the three principal types of electrical hazard analysis, along with a discussion of the relevant standards and regulations pertaining to the subject.

    02/22/2014
  • Do capacitor systems really save energy?

    This white paper discusses if a capacitor system can be installed and if it can save a significant percentage of electrical energy consumption, or energy cost.

    Hany Boulos, Schneider Electric
    06/24/2013
  • 6 ways to optimize new electrical equipment

    This white paper addresses six important strategies regarding analytical studies, extended warranty plans, startup and commissioning, training services, maintenance agreements, and spare parts that will help to optimize your new equipment from the start.

    Steven Maling, Marketing Director - Projects & Services, Schneider Electric
    04/01/2013
  • Don't become a victim of an electrical accident

    This white paper explains hazard analysis and regulatory requirements, as well as offering advice on good practices and protective equipment.

    Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, AVO Training Institute, Inc.
    03/18/2013
  • Keep your motor-testing options open

    This paper presents current methods of electrical test and trend analysis of the operational health of electric motors in the context of successful predictive maintenance programs.

    04/10/2012
  • Seven types of power problems

    Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption are the results of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.

    Joseph Seymour
    05/19/2011
  • PEARL standards bring safety and reliability to secondary electrical distribution channels

    Just about every product in the world has two main markets: one for new product and a second market for used — sometimes referred to as surplus, reconditioned, rebuilt or remanufactured — product. Cars, computers, jewelry and electronics are just a few examples of thriving industries that trade in used goods. The commercial and industrial electrical supply markets are no exception.

    Electrical equipment, like automobiles and industrial machinery, are designed to last decades.

    Electrical equipment, like automobiles and industrial machinery, are designed to last decades. However, like other durable goods, electrical equipment can be dangerous to the inexperienced — whether it is new or used product. The confluence of these two facts means that product safety — not just availability — is critical to a healthy electrical marketplace.

    In 1908, the National Association of Electrical Distributors was formed to "establish the electrical distributor as an essential force in the electrical industry and economy," followed by the National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA) in 1926. These venerable associations eventually expanded to include educational programs and standards to help improve the operations and safety of the electrical supply chain with a focus on new product from electrical original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

    Related articles:

    Save money with certified used, surplus electrical equipment
    Keep business competitive and safe while cutting landfill waste and saving the environment.

    Bring them back
    How to recondition motor controls.

    05/05/2011
  • Understanding NFPA 79

    NFPA-79 is the electrical standard that has been developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is "intended to minimize the potential hazard of electrical shock and electrical fire hazards of industrial metalworking machine tools, woodworking machinery, plastics machinery and mass produced equipment, not portable by hand."

    The National Fire Protection Association is also responsible for the National Electric Code (NEC)/(NFPA-70).

    The scope of NFPA-79 is summarized as follows: "The standard shall apply to the electrical/electronic equipment, apparatus, or systems of industrial machines operating from a nominal voltage of 600 volts or less, and commencing at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment to the machine."

    Ned Lloyd and Mike Levesque
    12/15/2010
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