Tag: power monitoring

Power-system automation includes processes associated with generation and delivery of power. Monitoring and control of power delivery systems in the substation and on the pole reduce the occurrence of outages and shorten the duration of outages that do occur.

Energy Management Systems

To exemplify the evolving nature of energy management systems, Greg Turner, vice president for Honeywell Business Solutions, recalls a recent conversation in which a hospital facilities manager spoke of how he’d have to come up with budget figures once a year that would either be accepted or rejected.

“Now I get calls almost

Eaton’s Visual Power Manager Software Simplifies Rack PDU Monitoring

Eaton’s Visual Power Manager Software Simplifies Rack PDU Monitoring

Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its new Visual Power Manager software. The robust platform provides data center and information technology (IT) professionals with the tools to monitor and manage rack power distribution units (PDUs) in their infrastructure. Built using innovative technology from Optimum Path Systems, Visual

Switchgear Arc Protection and Resistance

Switchgear Arc Protection and Resistance

Arc flash events in electrical distribution systems can be devastating, costing up to $15 million in direct damages and indirect costs, such as health care, workers compensation, and others (EPRI 1999). An arc flash can generate temperatures over 35,000°F and projectile-producing pressures equivalent to 700 miles per hour, and is

Guest Commentary: Beyond Reporting to Energy Intelligence

Guest Commentary: Beyond Reporting to Energy Intelligence

Ever-increasing energy costs erode businesses’ profit margins, and traditional energy reports aren’t providing actionable answers. To make effective changes, organizations require accurate and timely energy data that measures performance against corporate goals. That’s an extremely costly and error-prone challenge for organizations of nearly any size. Data being reported by energy management

Managing Critical Power During a Revolution

Managing Critical Power During a Revolution

On those particularly difficult days when you feel you’re at the end of your proverbial rope, consider what former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested, “. . . tie a knot and hang on.” Because help has arrived.  You know better than anyone the growing demands-also known as “pain points”-of

Groundbreaking Survey on Emergency/Backup Power and Power Controls

A rising number of organizations-hospitals, financial institutions, telecommunication companies, co-location data centers, and many others-are making significant investments in emergency/backup power systems. But those systems themselves are vulnerable to problems that can undermine the money spent to ensure reliable power. Power controls offer facility executives a range of capabilities to

Backup Technology Progress

Backup Technology Progress

Have you checked your backup generators lately? It’s essential because blackouts and power fluctuation events on the grid are growing, and the price tag for damages often outweighs the cost of maintaining a proper backup system. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), when power failures disrupt information technology

LORD MicroStrain Introduces Watt-Link: Wireless Energy Monitoring on a Cloud-Enabled Sensor Network

Williston, Vermont, June 04, 2013-  LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systems today introduced Watt-Link™, a wireless energy and power monitoring sensor node. Watt-Link streamlines discrete industrial power installations and provides remote energy monitoring and reporting via any web-connected device. Applications include energy management, building automation, metering, and equipment performance monitoring, verification, evaluation,

An Evolving System

Welcome to the new era of SCADA, and goodbye to the days of basic supervisory control and data acquisition. Today’s SCADA systems are reaching into most every aspect of a utility’s water distribution and treatment operations, for a true enterprise-wide methodology. And most every stakeholder in the enterprise can benefit

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