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Fuse Specification – Act Fast, or Take Your Time?

Mersen

Fuse Specification – Act Fast, or Take Your Time?

Fuses provide critical protection to electrical systems and the properties those systems serve by opening circuits to shut down the flow of electricity when dangerous overload and short-circuit conditions occur. But sometimes this protective behavior can become a nuisance, as when standard inrush currents trigger a fuse to blow.
Lighting Automation Still Requires a Contactor

GE Industrial Solutions by ABB

Lighting Automation Still Requires a Contactor

Lighting automation has bells and whistles, but a lighting contactor is necessary to switch the actual lighting circuits. Properly selecting lighting contactors can save installation and maintenance costs. What are some of the important considerations in addition to the correct voltage and current?
Simple Strategies to Reduce Energy

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Simple Strategies to Reduce Energy

In new construction, sustainable building practices are becoming the norm. But even in existing buildings, simple strategies can be implemented quickly and easily to address inefficiencies, reduce energy use, improve comfort, and enhance productivity in the space.
BURNDY Compression Grounding
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Less Work to Meet Safety Requirements

Legrand/Pass & Seymour

Less Work to Meet Safety Requirements

Some facilities are changing their requirements for motor and appliance installations. This could be due to OSHA Lock-out and Tag-out requirements or NFPA 70E. The change is toward using pin and sleeve devices instead of having a hard-wired installation.

Safety requirements often have the maintenance person checking for the absence of voltage before touching. The rules are quite specific and are enforced by OSHA.
Switchboards: The Cornerstone of Power Supply Dependability

Eaton Cutler-Hammer

Switchboards: The Cornerstone of Power Supply Dependability

Switchboards are critical to the dependability of any electrical power installation because they represent that pivotal point at which incoming power supply is divided into separate circuits, controlled and protected by fuses and switchgear, metered, and then divided into a number of functional units for its given applications. In general, switchboards distribute power to transformers, panelboards, control equipment, and to system loads.
The Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

Cope Cable Tray

The Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

The dependence on quality, reliable data is now more business-critical than ever. Businesses rely on data centers for 24/7 connectivity; to uphold federal codes and regulations; and to ensure resiliency, performance, and more—all so the business can stick to meeting the demands of their own customers. Data centers should also be highly adaptable.
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