Posts Tagged ‘electrical equipment’

Bad Electrical Practices (Part 1)

April 20th, 2017 | 2 Comments | Posted in Others
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megaphone-yellowNo one among us could consider a life without electricity. From social media to the entertainment industry and from the healthcare to educational institutions – its electricity alone that is powering wonders for us.

However, we seldom pay attentional to the health and integrity of our domestic electrical systems. The situation is much better at the commercial level and industries as they usually operate with dedicated manpower and resources for taking a good care of their LV, MV or HV electrical distribution system.

That’s the topic that your fellow electrical engineer B.Q. chose to tell you about today. Enjoy and comment!

Integrating IT in Electrical Systems and Tools

April 19th, 2016 | Make a comment | Posted in Power quality
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Our fellow member Marvin M. wants to tell us about IT (Information Technology) applied to electrical engineering today. An interesting topic you can read below.

And if you want to discuss a topic and to publish it on the blog, just send us a mail.

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9 best recommended grounding practices for safety and power quality

June 26th, 2015 | 2 Comments | Posted in Electrical Safety
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Grounding is the most important factor that governs the safety and the quality of a power system.

That’s on what Steven Mill wants to write today. Will you agree with his guidelines for safety and power quality?

“Grounding, also known as earthing, provides a safe way for the fault currents to pass on to the ground (neutral). This avoids sudden voltage spikes in the distributed network system, safeguarding the electrical equipment from permanent or premature failure. Grounding systems are generally designed keeping low-impedance paths in mind.

When a fault occurs, a low-impedance current flow path can result in discharging high volumes of current into the ground pretty quickly, keeping the equipment safe. Grounding also plays a vital role in transferring transients caused due to lightning strikes into the ground safely and quickly.”

Following are the recommended grounding practices according to me and maybe to you all:

10 most important safety precautions while working on low voltage equipment

March 30th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical Safety
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Hi this is Steven Mill and today I want to tell you about my experience as an electrical engineer. That’s why I wrote this article which gathers 10 safety precautions you should take when you work on LV equipement.

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I have put together this article with an intention of providing some safety precautions to all those electricians and electrical engineers out there, who work on low voltage equipment regularly. Irrespective of the kind of experience you have in this field, I strongly suggest you to stay alert even when you are repairing the minutest of the faults, especially, when the electrical equipment is live.

Being an electrical engineer and having served in this field for over 10 years, I strongly recommend you to follow the below mentioned ten most important safety precautions that can help you keep away from electrical hazards.


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

March 12th, 2015 | 4 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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