Power Quality

Power Quality March 1, 1998

Building management system easy to use

A low-cost building management system for facilities up to 100,000 sq ft incorporates LonMark open communications to provide an easy upgrade and expansion path, easy installation and setup, and local and remote monitoring of HVAC, lighting, and energy management. Honeywell, Inc.

By Staff
Power Quality March 1, 1998

Meter provides smart energy management

IQ Energy Sentinel microprocessor-based, energy submeter represents an alternative to separate watt meters, watt-hour meters, and watt demand meters at roughly 1/3 the installed cost.

By Staff
Power Quality March 1, 1998

Motors prevent corona damage

Electric motors constructed specifically to ensure reliable operation when fed from variable speed frequency drives prevent the destructive phenomenon called "corona" from occurring.

By Staff
Power Quality February 1, 1998

Motor insulation protects against voltage spikes

IRIS electric motors with inverter-rated insulation systems withstand the voltage spikes that result from the use of IGBT-type pulse width modulated inverters.

By Staff
Power Quality February 1, 1998

Electric motors

A 32-p catalog provides full details on a line a inverter-duty motors. These 1 to 350-hp motors are compatible with most major controllers, encoders, and brakes.

By Staff
Power Quality January 1, 1998

Submeter tracks power consumption

Electronic submeter provides data on electricity consumption, demand, and time-of-use; and may be interfaced with energy management/building control systems. Alarms can be set to trigger when usage exceeds preset limits.

By Staff
Power Quality January 1, 1998

Using An Ergonomic Approach To Moving Material Safely

Over 1 million lower back injuries occur in the workplace each year, costing industry billions of dollars in workers' compensation claims, legal fees, lost time and production, and medical costs.

By Ron Holzhauer
Power Quality January 1, 1970

Suggestions Solutions

A steamy CDSolution Source for Steam, Air, and Water Systems provides relevant information on hundreds of related products in nine sections. The free CD devotes more than 20% of its space to engineering guidelines for steam conservation, condensate recovery, and draining liquids from compressed air and other gases.

By Staff
Power Quality January 1, 1970

Product Intros – 1970-01-01

Rack design reduces forklift damageThe Defender rack frame can be applied to new and existing installations to resist and reduce forklift damage. The front column is moved back 9-in. from the aisle to reduce forklift contact. The bottom front column is made of tubular steel with a 3/16-in. thick wall to take more abuse than other racks.

By Staff
Power Quality January 1, 1970

Are you ready?

Let's take a look into the future. Not too far out - maybe five years or so. What do you think your plant will be like? Here are some of my predictions.The plant engineer will be more important than ever as reliable and predictable capacity become priorities. Predictive maintenance will replace preventive maintenance as the standard of maintenance operations and organization.

By Richard L. Dunn Editor