Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:03:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Safely Specify Reliable Industrial UPS Battery Systems https://blog.se.com/infrastructure-management/2017/05/08/safely-reliable-industrial-ups-battery/ Mon, 08 May 2017 15:00:38 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=37416 Specifying an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery system solution involves a trade-off between cost, performance and safety. Some users place too much emphasis on cost and too little on safety.... Read more »

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Static or Rotary UPS: Which is Best for Your Application? https://blog.se.com/mining-metals-minerals/2017/05/01/static-rotary-ups-best-application/ https://blog.se.com/mining-metals-minerals/2017/05/01/static-rotary-ups-best-application/#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 18:16:39 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=37225 As trends such as digitization, Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data have a major impact on the flow of global business, the role of power protection devices such as... Read more »

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What Does a Kitchen Redesign have in Common with Data Center Planning? https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-planning/2017/03/21/kitchen-redesign-data-center-planning/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-planning/2017/03/21/kitchen-redesign-data-center-planning/#comments Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:00:30 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=35264 Nearly 7.6 million homeowners redesign or remodel their kitchens every year. The process can be painful and costly if the kitchen is not properly planned and designed. The same holds... Read more »

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Converting IT Closets into Edge Computing Sites is like Moving from Vinyl Records to Music Downloads https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2017/02/17/closets-edge-computing-vinyl-records-music/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:16:53 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=35234 The year was 1968.  My father was holding what looked like a black suitcase with two white stripes. He handed it to me and said “Here’s a gift for you.... Read more »

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Four critical steps to reduce unplanned industrial site electrical system downtime https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2017/02/17/four-critical-steps-reduce-unplanned-industrial-site-electrical-system-downtime/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:30:34 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=35214 Economic difficulties over the last 8 years have driven many industrial organizations to cut back on their power infrastructure maintenance spending. This includes maintenance on devices such as transformers, electrical... Read more »

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How to evolve from costly “break/fix” electrical system maintenance cycles https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2016/11/22/how-to-evolve-from-costly-breakfix-electrical-system-maintenance-cycles/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:34:58 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=32723 How many times have company employees experienced a situation where key equipment either in a building or in a manufacturing plant has broken down and everyone is scrambling to find... Read more »

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Now, a safer way to perform medium voltage (MV) switchgear grounding https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2016/11/01/%ef%bb%bfnow-a-safer-way-to-perform-medium-voltage-mv-switchgear-grounding/ Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:00:11 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=32718 National Safety Council statistics show that electrical accidents kill 75 to 100 persons and injure another 750 to 1,000 per year in the United States alone. Many of these accidents... Read more »

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“Predictive” Asset Management Tools: Well Worth the Investment for Utilities https://blog.se.com/electricity-companies/2016/09/08/predictive-asset-management-tools-well-worth-investment-utilities/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:00:03 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=30947 The utility industry is in a state of flux as renewable energy farms share more and more of the grid with traditional energy generating plants. Distributed generation growth and the... Read more »

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7 Predictive Maintenance Techniques for Boosting Power Equipment Reliability https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2016/08/31/7-predictive-maintenance-techniques/ https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2016/08/31/7-predictive-maintenance-techniques/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:00:04 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=30723 According to the Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company, businesses can expect a minimum of six hours of electrical distribution system-induced business interruption per year. Statistics from the Institute of Electrical... Read more »

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How IEC 61850 alters arc-flash protection schemes https://blog.se.com/energy-management-energy-efficiency/2016/08/30/how-iec-61850-alters-arc-flash-protection-schemes/ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:17 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=30828 The goal of arc-flash protection is to minimize the damaging effects of released energy. Such protection requires rapid and reliable communication among protection system components. Arcing faults in switchgear are... Read more »

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Cyber Security risks to buildings: What should you really be worried about https://blog.se.com/cybersecurity/2016/08/23/cybersecurity-risks-buildings/ https://blog.se.com/cybersecurity/2016/08/23/cybersecurity-risks-buildings/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:26 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=30273 The threat of cyber attacks against Building Management Systems (BMS) is a growing concern both inside and outside of the buildings industry. One recent event, the much publicized attack against... Read more »

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The Energy Audit: A key tool for reducing building energy consumption costs https://blog.se.com/energy-management-energy-efficiency/2016/08/18/energy-audit-key-tool-reducing-building-energy-consumption-costs/ https://blog.se.com/energy-management-energy-efficiency/2016/08/18/energy-audit-key-tool-reducing-building-energy-consumption-costs/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:22 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=30718 Energy management programs have proven successful in reducing commercial and factory building operational costs. Efficient Installation of low consumption devices alone (like motor systems with variable speed drives or controlled... Read more »

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