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  • Understand Your Needs When Choosing Temporary Power Equipment

    When we think of generators, we’re often thinking about either emergency or prime power applications. These uses generally require equipment that can run for a long duration and provide electricity to support a broad range of facility needs – and the equipment stays put, once it’s installed. But generators also are used in more portable applications, at construction sites, outdoor entertainment venues and to power TV and film production.

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  • Temporary Power and Tier 4 Regulations: Understanding the Rules

    Perhaps you, like me, are old enough to remember that smoky smell of the exhaust from diesel engines in city buses, freight trucks and onsite generators. In major urban centers, that exhaust could create a smoggy haze that actually turned the sky gray. The emissions standards that have largely eliminated diesel-exhaust pollutants now have made their way down to temporary power systems, making for cleaner power and requiring some operational changes users need to understand.

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  • Gardner Bender Offers New Locknut Wrench; Hand Tools with Onboard Voltage Detection

    Electricians and contractors frustrated by finding just the right wrench to loosen a locknut now have an easy answer — add the new Gardner Bender Locknut Wrench (LNW) in any of three sizes from 1/2-inch (LNW-500) to 3/4-inch (LNW-750) and full 1-inch (LNW-1000) diameters.

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  • Southwire Develops Overhead Conductor for Extreme Ice Conditions

    Numerous electric utilities across the country have had to weather significant ice storms over the past several winters that have taken down overhead transmission and distribution lines.

    Southwire has developed a new high-quality and high-strength overhead conductor designed to help power lines withstand extreme ice loads.

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  • Wireless Light Control Helped Reduce Labor and Installation Costs at the Seattle VA Hospital

    Working with energy-efficient lighting service provider, Northwest Edison, The Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Seattle, Washington completed a renovation of its Facilities building, some office space and several laboratories to provide a more energy-efficient, updated space. The installation was complicated by the fact that the hospital building was constructed in the early 1950s, and budgets were tight.

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  • Emerson Offers SolaHD K-Rated Transformers to Address Power Harmonics

    Power harmonics have become an increasingly important issue in today’s industrial environment, a result of the growing number of sensitive electronics, high-powered computers and sophisticated production technology employed on many factory floors, production facilities and labs.

    Harmonics are, essentially, current and voltage with frequencies that are not aligned — also known as non-linear loads.

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