Electrical distribution

For July 2016, let's focus on the articles published in the category "Electrical distribution".

Did you read some of the articles published there lately? If you didn't, here're the latest articles from the category:

1. Delta-Wye transformer: what happens during phase to phase fault?

2. Power losses in distribution lines: how to reduce them?

3. Reverse power relay basics and operation

If you would like to publish an article in the "Electrical distribution" category, you can tell us by mail. You can even post directly on the forum!

You can write about whatever you want (debate, tutorial, product review, your observations, your opinion as an engineer or student, etc.).

Thanks in advance for your active contribution to our community,

The moderator team.



This month let us introduce you one of our community members: D.Ros

  • A Process Control & Automation Engineer at Industrial Project Solutions, Inc.
  • From Texas, USA.
  • Industrial electrical installations, process control and automation, power conversion and distribution are the subjects that particularly interest him.
  • Thinks that nowadays more than having strong concepts, solid skills or sound experience, the exponentially growing and constantly shifting field of engineering pleads for a new approach towards developing integral and cross-disciplined solutions.
  • To his opinion, only by sharing and supporting each other, more than being fellow engineers, as human beings, the Electrical Engineering Community will be able to drive its world to a better tomorrow. That is why he believes in building an engineering community is so important and interesting.

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    AC vs DC: nobody cares? (opinion poll)

    In last month newsletter we started a debate about the conflict between Alternative Current and Direct Current. The arrival of new technologies led us to think that this conflict AC vs DC had become a current issue.

    We even wanted to create a guide about the subject based on your comments and reactions.

    After several weeks of focus in our newsletters and using a pop-up in the blog, we note that this topic seems to be far from your concern. Indeed, even though the comments are interesting, only few of you gave your opinion about AC vs DC.

    Why?

    Help us understand why this topic doesn't fill you all with enthusiasm so we can better adapt the content we plan to publish on the blog. In order to do this, we ask you to answer a simple question by clicking the link that best matches what you feel. This will only take you few seconds and you'll have access to the related comments after.

    What do you think about the AC vs DC conflict?

    1. DC with its modern applications (USB outlet, phone, LED, etc.) will turn upside down the way electrical installations are designed

    2. Nothing will change; AC will continue as the most used current

    3. I'm not interested in this topic; it is far from my concern


    Thanks y'all for participating in!


    Reasons for Load Shedding

    Load shedding in electrical supply networks is a controlled process in which the utility company drops off part of the load in order to balance the demand and the generated capacity.

    What is the effect of excess load on power generating equipment? Find the answers in this article!

    What's your opinion about this article? Did it help? Let's discuss in the comment section.

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    How to Select a Reverse Power Relay

    The reverse power relays provide a means of protecting generators connected in parallel with other generators or utility power systems.

    The relay monitors the power from the generator and trips when a preset value is exceeded, hence preventing the generator from motoring. The tripping activates the circuit breaker which in turn de-energizes the circuit that may otherwise feed power to the generator.

    What are the different steps to select a reverse power relay? Read the article to know and add remarks if you have any!

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