Electrical Systems

Courtesy: EU Automation
Electrical Systems August 2, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 26- Aug 1, 2021

Articles about the global semiconductor chip shortage, autonomous UV robots, how to properly size surge protective devices, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 26- Aug 1, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: EU Automation
Electrical Systems July 23, 2021

Learning from the global semiconductor chip shortage

The semiconductor supply chain is unique, but there are lessons that all manufacturers can learn from its shortcomings.

By Claudia Jarrett
Milad Soleimani works with Dr. Mladen Kezunovic to develop decision-making tools that incentivize consumers to provide energy resource support back to the power grid. Courtesy: Justin Baetge, Texas A&M Engineering
Electrical, Power July 18, 2021

Tools designed to enhance grid operations and benefit consumers

Texas A&M University researchers are developing decision-making tools to enable and incentivize consumers to provide energy resource support back to the power grid when needed

By Rachel Rose
Courtesy: High Voltage Maintenance
Electrical Systems May 18, 2021

How to extend switchgear life and improve system reliability

Improve system reliability of switchgear with protective relay upgrade projects.

By Jeff Brittain and Andrew Kaster
Courtesy: Ajayan Research Group/Rice University
Electrical Systems May 16, 2020

2D oxide flakes pick up electrical properties

Rice University lab detects piezoelectric effects in nanosheets due to defects, which could improve energy harvesting applications.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Enbridge
Electrical, Power March 30, 2020

LDC Focus: Spotlight on Enbridge Gas Inc.

Ontario utility embarks on North America’s first utility-scale Power to Gas plant project

By Gas Technology
Courtesy: NW Natural; source: ICF, American Gas Foundation, Dec 2019
Electrical, Power March 27, 2020

Decarbonization and electrification: View from the utilities

Two utilities speak out regarding their efforts and views on decarbonization and electrification

By Gas Technology
Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions, Appleton Group
Electrical Systems March 13, 2020

Protect electrical components from corrosion

Corrosion is a powerful destructive force; prevention is key

By Dave Mueller
Each component in an industrial control panel must be properly applied for safe and reliable operation. The requirements for each component are unique and often misunderstood. Courtesy: Eaton’s Bussmann Division
Electrical Systems September 27, 2019

Safety tips on SCCR for industrial control panels, industrial machinery

How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current, an electrical hazard exists.

By John Kovacik, Dan Neeser, Christy Rosati and Joe Pavia
Electrical, Power July 22, 2019

Electrical group names president for national committee

Kevin Lippert has been appointed president of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and will work on testing, certification and accreditation for the electrotechnical industry.

By Eaton Corporation