Making measurements with an LCR Meter

March 24th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Others
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Next part of our memeber’s tutorial on measuring instrumements…


LCR meter is another very useful measuring device that is extensively used by electrical engineers and companies manufacturing related products. So first f all I will start with the basic conventional introduction of this measuring instrument followed by its working.

An LCR meter is used to measure the inductance, Capacitance and resistance of the device under test. We know that the inductance is denoted by L, capacitance by C and resistance by R. So it is just so clearly visible that why this device is known as a LCR meter in short for convenience.

The useful of the devices is just evident from the fact that it acts as a three in one measuring instrument, which can measure for you all your three required values just in one package.

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What A Substation Design Engineer Should Know?

March 20th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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When we check our boxmail to see if some of you sent us articles to publish in the blog, we notice that “substation” is a topic that you all often choose to deal with.

Even though we already published articles about this topic, we want you to check another one by Eric, one of our readers. He tells us what a substation design engineer should know…Will you agree?

In power substations, conduits are used in several locations and in several ways. A substation design engineer decides on how, where, what size and what quality conduits are to be used in a power substations depending on its location, substation capacity and other parameters that persist with each substation.

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While a substation design engineer decides on the external conduits of a power substation for the backyard equipment, an electrician or the manufacturer of the electrical equipment decides on the conduits to be used in the enclosure of the substation.

Being a substation design engineer, one should know a few things about the conduits, their types, sizes and their placement to effectively design and implement conduit installation in power stations.

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How does electricity meter work?

March 17th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Others
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Here is another interesting tutorial of ours. As promised, we have many interesting things stored for you which will make you an electrical geek in no time. So check Nasir’s 4th part of his tutorials about electrical engineers’s measuring instruments and give your impressions…

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Today the topic on which I am going to share my knowledge with you is the working of an electricity meter. Yes, that’s right!

I am talking about the very meter that is already in your homes and you see them daily. But have you ever wondered how do they work? What is the mechanism through which you can see the data of energy you consumed stored in them? Now you need not to worry. Here is an inside peek for you to know more about them.

The basic type of electricity meters that are being used commonly now-a-days are the electromechanical meters. The principle of operation of electromechanical meters will be explained briefly below.

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High Level Harmonic Distortions – A Plant Engineer’s Nightmare! (Testimony)

March 12th, 2015 | 2 Comments | Posted in Power quality
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Hi everybody! Today we’re gald to publish this testimony of Eric, one of our members who sent us a mail few weeks ago. He wanted to tell the community how hard dealing with high level harmonic distortion is. Are you ready to discover his experiences?

“Though rare, high level harmonic distortion is a term that can terrify even most experienced plant engineers. I, being a plant engineer myself, know how harsh the consequences of high level harmonic distortions can be.

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Put simply, think of high level harmonic distortions as a high blood pressure, and human body as a plant or utility service. What happens when someone’s BP levels increase tremendously? The person can get severely paralyzed and in some cases, even death may occur.

The same thing happens with the plant. When a plant’s equipment experiences high level harmonic distortions, a part of the plant may block out and in worst case scenario, the plant may shut down temporarily causing huge operational losses.

How exactly does a high level harmonic distortion affect the utility distribution system or a plant’s distribution system?

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What is Distortion Meter?

March 9th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Others
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Check this new article on another measuring instrument from the tutorial series of articles by one of our members.


So here comes another interesting tutorial on measurement devices related to electrical engineering. Distortion meter is another such useful device which is widely use now a days.

With the advancement in technology, development in engineering is leading to more refined results of our everyday problems. Even things of which we could not dream of earlier are being implemented today and problems which were considered negligible and ignorable are being solved.

What is a distortion meter used for? Now distortion meter is such a device which measures detects the frequencies which are responsible for producing harmonic distortion in our signal. So the first question that needs to be answered is that what is harmonic distortion?

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