10 ways to hurt yourself on electrical systems

Perhaps you’ve been an electrician for a while. Or maybe you’re just starting out. No matter how much experience you have, it’s always good to spend a few minutes thinking about how to end the day in the same shape as you started it—without any injuries. The 10 pieces of advice...
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How does high-efficiency lighting affect power quality?

It’s hard to gauge the true cost of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) because of the incentive subsidies currently being offered by utilities, but suffice it to say that a CFL generally costs significantly more to manufacture and buy than the equivalent incandescent lamp. The...
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Find industrial energy waste

With energy savings, there’s intent and then there’s plan. Industrial facilities in the United States show a sustained interest in energy management. That’s the intent: Reduce overall energy usage or sustain usage but increase the amount produced per kW used....
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How Tangedco audits power quality

We increasingly rely on automation, which in turn relies on clean power. Power quality problems can cause processes and equipment to malfunction or shut down. And the consequences can range from excessive energy costs to complete work stoppage. Power quality is critical. The...
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