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The Difference Between Switchgear and Switchboard

The switchboard and switchgear are both important systems that control the way power is delivered to electrical circuits. The terms are often used interchangeably. It is important to understand, however, ...
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The Best Power Plant Practices to Ensure Cable Operability

Cable operability refers to the basic function of electrical cable within a power plant: to transmit control signals, instrument signals and electrical power. In most non-nuclear power plant sites, cables ...
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How To Weather A Power Outage In Winter

If you lose power in the winter, you and your family could be in danger of frigid temperatures. One of the most important things is family: keeping not just yourself ...
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How to Prepare for a Power Outage in the Winter

Winter brings strong winds, ice, snow, and extreme cold. That’s why the occasional power outage is something we should prepare for in advance. What if the power went out for ...
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How To: Maintaining Your Anchor Tools

Like most mechanical devices, anchor tools require periodic safety checks and maintenance to ensure you’re getting the best possible performance. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most ...
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How Ground Lead Disconnectors Operate

All electrical equipment has an end-of-life event or ELE. Sometimes, this can be as benign as replacing an older device with a newer model. Other times, an ELE occurs as ...
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The Amazing Benefits of Substation Communications

Digitization has completely changed the landscape of substations, from essential functions to complex workflows and processes. One of the significant advantages for substation workers is the opportunity for enhanced substation ...
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How Fast Can Electricity Travel?

Electricity involves the movement of electrons through a conductor within an electrical field. To provide you with a simple example, an electrical cord that connects a table lamp to a ...
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How to Conserve Energy in your Daily Routine

Humans use a lot of energy in their daily lives, and the same probably goes for you, too. A person’s habits and lifestyle can tell how much energy they consume. ...
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The Best Ways To Put Out An Electrical Fire

Whether due to faulty wiring, damage, or degradation over time, electrical fires are more common than you may think. Knowing how to put out an electrical fire is crucial for ...
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A Few Ways to Save Energy at Home

We spend a lot of money and use a large amount of energy daily in our homes. We try minor adjusting to try to reduce the levels of energy consumption, ...
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Get the Lowdown of Different Types of Utility Poles

Utility Poles are installed in the ground and their main purpose is to support utility equipment which includes telephone wires, communication cables, electricity distribution equipment, power line along with a ...