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Monthly Archive for: «December, 2010»

Characteristics of Lightning Strokes

Lightning, one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular events, started to appear significantly demystified after Franklin showed its electric nature with his famous electrical kite experiment in 1752. Although a great… Read more

Dec 19, 2010 | Edvard

Characteristics of Lightning Strokes

Basics Of Subtransmission Systems

Subtransmission systems are those circuits that supply distribution substations. Several different subtransmission systems can supply distribution substations. Common subtransmission voltages include 34.5, 69, 115, and 138 kV. Higher voltage subtransmission… Read more

Dec 17, 2010 | Edvard

Transmission Lines

Maintenance for UPS systems

Maintenance of the UPS consists of preventive and corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of a scheduled list of activities. Performing these activities keeps the UPS in good working order and… Read more

Dec 16, 2010 | Edvard

Maintenance for UPS systems

Solar Power Tower

Solar power towers generate electric power from sunlight by focusing concentrated solar radiation on a tower mounted heat exchanger (receiver). The system uses hundreds to thousands of sun-tracking mirrors called… Read more

Dec 15, 2010 | Edvard

Keeping Motor Windings Dry

Special provision should be made to protect motor windings which operate in a damp atmosphere or are subject to condensation of moisture when out of service for long periods. Motors… Read more

Dec 14, 2010 | Edvard

AC motor stator windings

Forms of Separation (2) – Fundamentals

In accordance with the Standard, separation of the various elements of an Assembly: busbars, functional units, terminals, can be claimed providing one or more of the following criteria are met:… Read more

Dec 13, 2010 | Edvard

Forms Of Separation - Introduction

Shielding Of Power Cables

Medium and high-voltage power cables, in circuits over 2000 volts, usually have a shield layer of copper or aluminum tape or conducting polymer. If an unshielded insulated cable is in… Read more

Dec 12, 2010 | Edvard

Shielding of power cables

Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?

Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency wrestles with that very question in his book. Here’s an excerpt: No single… Read more

Dec 11, 2010 | Edvard

Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?

Time-Current Curves explained in details

Time-current curves are used to show how fast a breaker will trip at any magnitude of current. The following illustration shows how a time-current curve works. The figures along the… Read more

Dec 07, 2010 | Edvard

Time-Current Curves

Forms of Separation (1) – Introduction

Standard BS EN 60439 Part 1, describes a system for classifying the various forms of separation to be provided principally for: protection against contact with live parts belonging to the… Read more

Dec 04, 2010 | Edvard

Forms Of Separation - Introduction


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