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Arc Flash Fundamentals

[Arc Flash Webinar]
New to arc flash? We will walk you through different definitions, safety ratings, PPE types, regulations, and more. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, you will learn a thing or two. Let's take your safety standard up a notch at your facility and keep every employee safe.

An Active Approach to Harmonic Correction

[Power Quality Webinar]
Harmonics is often an overlooked problem that lowers the performance of your equipment and potentially causes problems to your neighbors downstream. Do you know how much it is hurting your facility? We will take a comprehensive look at the different types of harmonics, the negative effects they bring, things to pay attention while pairing with VFDs or generators, and different options of harmonic mitigation.

Natural Gas VS Diesel Generators

[Generator Webinar]
How do you go about choosing a generator? Is natural gas better or is diesel better? In this webinar, we will walk you through how to choose an industrial generator step by step.


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Emergency Standby Generators

August 14, 2020   Author:    Categories: Generators   Tags:

A Brief Overview of NEC Article 700 as it Pertains to Generators Emergency standby generators are “… those systems legally required and classed as emergency by a governmental agency having jurisdiction. These systems are intended to automatically supply illumination and/or […]

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VFD to Motor Cable Selection

August 13, 2020   Author:    Categories: Electric Motors   Tags: ,

Over the last decade, VFDs have become an increasingly popular method of energy conservation in relation to many motor driven applications. With these technological advancements come a new set of challenges that need to be addressed. Throughout this article we […]

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Installing a New Motor? Are You Sure You’re Prepared?

August 12, 2020   Author:    Categories: Electric Motors   Tags: ,

Installation day for your new motor is an exciting time! But are you prepared? Do you have the correct tools to do the appropriate testing? Will your motor fit where you want it to? Did you install the correct type […]

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Transfer Switch Maintenance

August 5, 2020   Author:    Categories: Generators   Tags:

In the event of utility power failure, your transfer switch is one of the two most crucial pieces of equipment to make sure you get backup power to your home or business (The other is your generator). Your transfer switch […]

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Extending the Life of Your VFD

August 4, 2020   Author:    Categories: VFDs   Tags:

Variable Frequency Drives have quickly become one of the most effective ways to conserve energy in many motor driven applications. They have a high upfront cost, but can save you a lot of money in the long run if they […]

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Motor Failure: To Repair or Replace?

July 24, 2020   Author:    Categories: Electric Motors   Tags: , ,

In the event your motor fails and causes unscheduled downtime, you need to very quickly have an idea of whether you are about to repair or replace said motor. Cost, availability of parts, and the overall effects of downtime on […]

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Recommended Medium Voltage Motor Protection (Over 1000V)

July 24, 2020   Author:    Categories: Electric Motors   Tags: ,

Medium voltage motors (defined as motors over 1000V) need different protection measures than their lower voltage cousins. Proper motor protection and monitoring in conjunction with a good maintenance schedule will extend the life of your motor and driven application significantly; […]

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Effects of Altitude on Motor Efficiency

July 23, 2020   Author:    Categories: Electric Motors   Tags: ,

Most motor manufacturers design their motors under the assumption that the air density of the place they will be installed is at or near sea level. This can cause issues with unwanted temperature increase in your motor when it is […]

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Ten Common Types of Motor Enclosures

July 17, 2020   Author:    Categories: Electric Motors   Tags: ,

If you are wondering what the difference is between the many different types of motor enclosures on the market, you are not alone. This article is a brief summary of the ten most common types of enclosures and where you […]

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Taking an Active Approach to Harmonic Correction

July 17, 2020   Author:    Categories: Power Quality   Tags: ,

If we think of today’s electrical power grid as a lake, and each source of customer power fed back to the utility as an inlet, we get a good idea of how harmonic pollution works. Each inlet can increase the […]

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