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Bad work experiences

Happy New Year! Let's start year 2018 with a focus on our members's bad experiences as electrical engineers.

We thought that it would be useful for you all to read their experiences and how they went through them so that you can avoid these situations this year.

Which of these 3 experiences is the worst?

1. Transmission line operation: bushfire effects (career story)

2. Problematic experience as an Engineer Construction project

3. Substation incident: a tragic lesson (career story)

If you would like to publish an article in the blog just 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: Will

  • MEP Engineer. Inspects MEP works done on construction projects.
  • From Panama.
  • Energy is a topic which has always catched his attention.
  • Thinks the electrical engineering community is very united and helps everybody when there is any doubt on a matter.
  • Thinks that what is missing in the community is more participation from women engineers. Although in recent years there has been an increase of women interested in STEM fields, the stereotype is still strong to his opinion. This can also be noticed in the online community, where there is a high probability of finding a male engineer answering a query than a woman.

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    Medium voltage switchgear testing principles (mechanical tests)

    As an integral step in site acceptance tests, mechanical tests are usually done with the functional tests to test proper signalling and interlocks and save time.

    In mechanical tests, the commissioning engineer performs mechanical switching of the switching devices, charges the circuit-breaker spring manually with the crank, withdraws the switching device from rack-in to rack-out to test and service positions.

    What do you think of this phase of MV testing?

    Circuit breaker condition monitoring function

    Usually circuit-breakers need to be carefully monitored, because they require maintenance after a certain number of operations. However, there are many ways to monitor a single parameter.

    Functions like SSCBR make it possible to implement substation automation standards implemented by IEC 61850, which make the supervision and control of the plant components much easier.

    Only some of the functions are listed in this essay, what more could you say about the topic?

    Renewable energy: some outrageous ideas

    Renewable energy has become a very hot topic, gaining huge momentum in the last few years. A wide awareness to the cause of global warming phenomenon and disadvantages of using bunker as a source of energy has prompted countries to think up national policies to promote the installation of technologies that uses renewable resources to generate electricity.

    Some outrageous ideas have been lingered all over the place that could potentially serve as an inspiration for futuristic scenes.

    What are your thoughts on the matter?


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