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Application of Synchronous Condensers in Industries

Synchronous Condenser Image By Mriya - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

A synchronous condenser is a synchronous motor running at no load and in over-excited mode. A synchronous motor in over-excited mode behaves as a capacitor which is indicated by a leading current or supply of VARs in...

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[Selection Guide] How to choose the most economic size and type of cable?

Cable selection is about choosing the appropriate type of conductor and selecting a suitable size/cross-section area/ diameter of the conductor according to the application. First, there is a need to understand the significance of cable sizing and selection. Then selection criteria will be...

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Is your product UL listed? Underwriters Laboratories Equipment Design and Safety Standards

Formerly known as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), this was a non-profit organization but now it has transformed into UL LLC, a for-profit internationally accepted safety organization located in the United States and is one of the biggest & oldest testing laboratories.

Established by...

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Selecting the Right Circuit Breaker and Its Type

A circuit breaker is a power system protection device that can make or break a circuit

A circuit breaker operates under fault conditions and isolates the faulty part of the circuit from the rest of it by breaking the circuit. This operation is performed automatically by employing a relay along...

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Transformers — Its Working, Construction, Types, and Uses

Transformers are electrical devices that convert the voltage to a higher or lower value while ideally keeping the power constant.

They are an integral part of an electrical system and their application can be observed in almost all areas of electrical engineering ranging from the electrical...

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Arc Flash Studies - Stay safe with AllumiaX

Arc Flash incident is one of the most dangerous hazards faced by electricians all over the world. According to statistics, 5 to 10 arc flash explosions occur in electric equipment every day in the United States.

An electrical arc is a luminous bridge seen in the air gap between two set of...

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Symmetrical Components

In power systems, it is a common occurrence that there are unbalanced voltages and currents on the distribution side of the grid. But these voltages and currents might be unbalanced anywhere through the grid in the case of a Fault, most commonly a short circuit fault. The...

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Surge Protection Devices — Types | Role | Importance

With the expansion of electric power in today's world, electrical power systems are exposed to many critical conditions like overvoltages and voltage surges due to lightning strikes or abrupt switching conditions. The main concern is the ...

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Short Circuit Current Calculations – Infinite Bus Method

The short circuit is essentially an abnormal condition within a power system in which a heavy amount of current flows through the circuit.

A short circuit usually occurs as a result of fault in a power system. The fault may be a conductor breaking...

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Lockout Tagout

As stated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration OSHALockout Tagout or LOTO is a set of specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or the release of hazardous energy from equipment during service or maintenance...

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