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Animal deterrents and security in substation

The vast majority of electrical utility substations designed to transform transmission voltages to distribution class voltages employ an open-air design. The configurations may vary, but usually consist of equipment that… Read more

Sep 05, 2011 | Edvard

Six-foot black snake the culprit in power outage

Budgeting and Financing Substation

The construction of new substations and the expansion of existing facilities are commonplace projects in electric utilities. However, due to the complexity, very few utility employees are familiar with the… Read more

Aug 16, 2011 | Edvard

Budgeting and Financing Substation

Risk and Consequences Of Transformer Fire

The risk of a catastrophic fire with a properly inspected, tested, and maintained transformer is small. Proper maintenance and thorough testing of the transformer will prevent or detect many events… Read more

Feb 07, 2011 | Edvard

Risk and Consequences Of Transformer Fire

Substation Ventilation Requirements – Ergon

Substations require special attention to ventilation in order to dissipate heat losses from electrical equipment. Wherever possible, natural air flow to the outside of the building will be used. Forced… Read more

Jan 19, 2011 | Edvard

Substation Ventilation Requirements – Ergon

Security for Substation Communications

Until recently the term “security,” when applied to SCADA communication systems, meant only the process of ensuring message integrity in the face of electrical noise and other disturbances to the… Read more

Jan 13, 2011 | Edvard

Security for Substation Communications

Reasons for Substation Grounding System

There are many parameters that have an effect on the voltages in and around the substation area. Since voltages are site-dependent, it is impossible to design one grounding system that… Read more

Jan 09, 2011 | Edvard

Reasons for Substation Grounding System
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