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Dry Type Transformers and Their Ability to Self-Extinguish

Dry-type transformers are used for commercial and industrial purposes. These transformers are designed for enhancing, upgrading or lowering down voltages and for other power supply related work. The self-extinguishing benefits ...
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The Importance of Substation Design

Substations are necessary because they are the important components of the overall electrical infrastructure that is made up of a place. They are basically electrical substations and they are responsible ...
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How to Measure the Cost of Electricity

Electricity is the continuous flow of electric charge which is used to power a lot of devices. The effects of electricity control much of people’s daily lives. Almost all of ...
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How Does Your City’s Power Grid Actually Work?

Electricity is one of man’s biggest discoveries. Since the discovery of electricity everything in this world has changed. But do you really know how is electricity made available for your ...
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The Biggest Power Outages in US History

USA’s electric grid is made up of an astounding 450,000 miles of high voltage transmission lines. These power grids supply over electricity to over 140 million customers over residences, industries, ...
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How do Windmills Generate Electricity?

Windmills convert the kinetic energy of wind into mechanical power or electricity. This whole process is done using large wind turbines or windmills. These windmills are connected to generators for ...
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Smart Grid Technology – Solving Medium Voltage Substation Issues

Utility companies are facing increased pressure to keep down costs and optimize assets, while improving power and service quality, despite struggling to manage distributed energy resources’ increased integration into the ...
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Substation Safety Measures to Implement Immediately

Substations are inherently dangerous and deadly places, and even the smallest mistake or oversight can cause serious damage. Fortunately, careful consideration of general and specific risk factors will greatly reduce ...
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The Copper Theft Crisis – Substation Theft Prevention

Substation copper theft has become a crisis. In the past year, the number of copper theft attempts and successes has skyrocketed. The problem does not only cause outages and costly ...
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Squirrels vs. Line Guards – Don’t Go Nuts Over Power Outtages!

Protecting your power lines and transformers not only helps you prevent service interruption but also saves you money. A surprising amount of power outages are caused by wild animals, such ...
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Insulated Gloves: Inspection and Storage Standards

Insulated gloves are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment for substation workers. If they aren’t effective... well, I’m sure you can imagine. Insulating gloves must meet certain ...
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Personal Protective Equipment – Requirements and Other Considerations

When it comes to substation safety requirements, personal protective equipment is integral, here are the most important requirements you should be aware of regarding personal protective equipment.   Personal Protective ...