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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

Bus protection – Overcurrent differential

When selecting relays for bus protection, a major concern is the ability of the protective relaying scheme to restrain from tripping for close-in line faults. Tripping for bus faults, the… Read more

Aug 31, 2011 | Edvard

Capacitor protection by surge arresters – ABB

Generally speaking, capacitor protection by surge arresters has been a difficult task before ZnO arresters became available. The high discharge currents and possible energies associated with an arrester operation at… Read more

Aug 22, 2011 | Edvard

Capacitor protection by surge arresters

Whole-House Protection Strategy

No single SPD (Surge Protection Strategy) can protect all the equipment in a residence from all causes of electrical surges. Instead, a whole-house protection strategy, consisting of point-of-entry and point-of-use… Read more

Aug 13, 2011 | Edvard

SIEMENS - Whole-House Protection Strategy

How residual current device (RCD) works?

The residual current device (rcd) is used to detect earth fault currents and to interrupt supply if an earth current flows. The main application is to prevent electrocution but RCDs… Read more

Jun 11, 2011 | Edvard

Figure 1 - Residual current device components
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