Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en Breaking Connections That Don’t Carry Current http://ecmweb.com/design/breaking-connections-don-t-carry-current <div class="node-body article-body">Your work may require temporarily breaking an existing ground, bond, or neutral connection for operating equipment</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/breaking-connections-don-t-carry-current" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/breaking-connections-don-t-carry-current#comments Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 138381 at http://ecmweb.com Jupiterimages/PHOTOS.com>>/Thinkstock Service Equipment Ground-Fault Protection http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/service-equipment-ground-fault-protection <div class="node-body article-body">If the service is a solidly grounded wye of more than 150V to ground but not more than 1,000V phase to phase, each service disconnect of 1,000A or more must have ground-fault protection [230.95]</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/service-equipment-ground-fault-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/service-equipment-ground-fault-protection#comments Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 138391 at http://ecmweb.com N-sky/iStock/Thinkstock Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz - July 26, 2016 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-july-26-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Over the past few years, the plant has experienced several unplanned shutdowns/outages in various areas</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-july-26-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-july-26-2016#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 138361 at http://ecmweb.com stuartmiles99/iStock/Thinkstock Fix the Real Problem http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/fix-real-problem <div class="node-body article-body">At a particular manufacturing plant, a high-profit line experienced a particular breakdown about once every six months. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/fix-real-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/fix-real-problem#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 138371 at http://ecmweb.com ferlistockphoto/iStock/Thinkstock Medium-Voltage Cables, Part 3 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/medium-voltage-cables-part-3 <div class="node-body article-body">In Part 2, we looked at failure factors and concluded that you must address the results of cable testing rather than those factors. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/medium-voltage-cables-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/medium-voltage-cables-part-3#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:30:00 +0000 138351 at http://ecmweb.com Terry Mapstone/Hemera/Thinkstock Tip of the Week: Don’t Use Temperature as a Guide to Motor Restarts http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-don-t-use-temperature-guide-motor-restarts <div class="node-body article-body">The temperature won't tell you with certainty if it's safe to restart a motor.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-don-t-use-temperature-guide-motor-restarts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-don-t-use-temperature-guide-motor-restarts#comments Motors Electrical Testing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000 138301 at http://ecmweb.com How to Stop Your Emergency Generator Dead in its Tracks http://ecmweb.com/power-quality/how-stop-your-emergency-generator-dead-its-tracks <div class="field-byline"> Skip Tessier, Jr., Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Do you own, operate, or maintain diesel emergency or standby generators? </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/power-quality/how-stop-your-emergency-generator-dead-its-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/power-quality/how-stop-your-emergency-generator-dead-its-tracks#comments Test & Measurement Contractor Power Quality Silver Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0000 138191 at http://ecmweb.com Is Your Cost Cutting Helping or Hurting? http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/your-cost-cutting-helping-or-hurting <div class="node-body article-body">Cutting costs without an appropriate justification may erode your company's performance.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/your-cost-cutting-helping-or-hurting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/your-cost-cutting-helping-or-hurting#comments Electrical Testing Ops & Maintenance Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:25:00 +0000 138071 at http://ecmweb.com Choosing the Right Cable Insulation for Medium-Voltage Installations http://ecmweb.com/basics/choosing-right-cable-insulation-medium-voltage-installations <div class="node-body article-body">As compared to small commercial and residential projects, choosing the appropriate power cable insulation for large industrial installations can be a bit more complex, especially for medium-voltage (MV) applications. For the purposes of this article, MV is defined as 2,001V through 35,000V. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/basics/choosing-right-cable-insulation-medium-voltage-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/basics/choosing-right-cable-insulation-medium-voltage-installations#comments Electrical Jobs Today Basics Installation Tips Contractor NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:56:00 +0000 137941 at http://ecmweb.com The Human and Technical Sides to Electrical Testing http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/human-and-technical-sides-electrical-testing <div class="node-body article-body">On the surface, electrical testing and measurement is all about numbers. It’s a straightforward process of gathering data that, when properly collected and analyzed, reveals essential information about the status and condition of electrical components and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/human-and-technical-sides-electrical-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/human-and-technical-sides-electrical-testing#comments Test & Measurement Silver Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:44:00 +0000 137921 at http://ecmweb.com