Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en The Latest Generator Design Trends http://ecmweb.com/design/latest-generator-design-trends <div class="node-body article-body">For most types of facilities, generators are typically the last line of defense when there is a utility failure or a catastrophic event. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/latest-generator-design-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/latest-generator-design-trends#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:01:00 +0000 56391 at http://ecmweb.com The Impact of 2014 NEC Changes on Data Center Design http://ecmweb.com/nec/impact-2014-nec-changes-data-center-design <div class="node-body article-body">Data centers are unique facilities with electrical systems designed to achieve high availability and energy efficiency. If not properly designed, these robust systems can result in undesirable complexity and increased safety hazards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/impact-2014-nec-changes-data-center-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/impact-2014-nec-changes-data-center-design#comments Energy Efficiency Low Voltage/Communications NEC Silver Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:39:00 +0000 56241 at http://ecmweb.com EE Evolution http://ecmweb.com/design/ee-evolution <div class="node-body article-body">A decade ago, Erhan Kudeki, Ph.D, then a 20-year member of the electrical engineering (EE) faculty at the University of Illinois, looked on as student interest in one of the nation’s premier EE programs softened.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/ee-evolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/ee-evolution#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:26:00 +0000 56221 at http://ecmweb.com A Resurgence of Interest in Electrical Engineering http://ecmweb.com/blog/resurgence-interest-electrical-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body">Roughly 10 years ago, student enrollment levels in electrical engineering programs at a number of high-profile U.S. universities began to soften. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/resurgence-interest-electrical-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/resurgence-interest-electrical-engineering#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Training Silver Industry Viewpoint Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:32:00 +0000 55971 at http://ecmweb.com Tank Farms and Conduit Sealing http://ecmweb.com/nec/tank-farms-and-conduit-sealing <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly all petrochemical facilities and refineries have tank farms that store feedstock or end products. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/tank-farms-and-conduit-sealing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/tank-farms-and-conduit-sealing#comments Contractor NEC Ops & Maintenance Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:06:00 +0000 55691 at http://ecmweb.com Unbalanced Current http://ecmweb.com/motors/unbalanced-current <div class="node-body article-body">Use the following procedures to assess and correct current unbalance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/motors/unbalanced-current" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/motors/unbalanced-current#comments Motors Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:33:00 +0000 55321 at http://ecmweb.com Photo: akekoksomistock/iStock/Thinkstock Protecting Yourself from Arc Flash Hazards http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards <div class="node-body article-body">Arc flash is the leading cause of serious injuries and deaths on the job in the electrical industry. In fact, as many as eight out of 10 electrical injuries are caused by burns that result from exposure to energy released from an arcing fault.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards#comments Arc Flash Ops & Maintenance Silver Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:15:00 +0000 54511 at http://ecmweb.com The Changing World of Demand Side Management http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/changing-world-demand-side-management <div class="node-body article-body">With the growing need for more electricity, gas, and water due to population growth, increases in energy/water demand per capita, changing economic dynamics, and other factors, electric utilities across the globe are facing decisions to either build more infrastructure or reduce demand (or at least slow the rate of demand growth).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/changing-world-demand-side-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/changing-world-demand-side-management#comments Energy Efficiency Contractor Silver Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:26:00 +0000 54431 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Improperly Terminated Motor http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-improperly-terminated-motor <div class="node-body article-body">For most electrical professionals working in an industrial or manufacturing setting, motor replacement is considered routine maintenance work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-improperly-terminated-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-improperly-terminated-motor#comments Accidents & Investigations Motors Silver Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0000 54381 at http://ecmweb.com Obstruction Clearances Behind Vertical Ladders http://ecmweb.com/contractor/obstruction-clearances-behind-vertical-ladders <div class="node-body article-body">Not all requirements needed to make a safe installation are found in the National Electrical Code (NEC). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/obstruction-clearances-behind-vertical-ladders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/obstruction-clearances-behind-vertical-ladders#comments Contractor Ops & Maintenance Safety Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:10:00 +0000 54181 at http://ecmweb.com Photo: _lush_/iStock/Thinkstock