How to Avoid Common Genset Room Design Mistakes

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:51:54 +0000

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Reliable power is essential for all facilities, but it is even more critical for places like hospitals, data centers, and military bases. Therefore, many decision-makers are purchasing power generator sets (gensets) to supply their facilities during emergencies. It is crucial to consider where the genset will be positioned and how it will be operated. If […]

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Autopilot Isn’t The Issue. Drowsy Driving Is.

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 03:00:54 +0000

Drowsy driving is more common than you think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out that “no one knows the exact moment when sleep comes over their body. Falling asleep at the wheel is clearly dangerous, but being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely even if you don’t fall asleep”

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How to Ensure Plant Reliability and Regulatory Compliance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:08 +0000

Lock in safe, reliable operations by opening the door to third-party expertise There’s still a big takeaway from a 2008 Florida blackout, and it’s not the size of the fine that followed. Although it was the largest penalty levied under the new reliability standards at that time, here’s the bigger elephant in the room: Florida […]

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Hope for the Blue Sky, Plan for the Storm

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:05:52 +0000

Organizations operating within a mission-critical environment must adopt appropriate technology to mitigate potentially life-threatening problems. As we acknowledge National Preparedness Month this September, we need to remember what is important to electric power customers. They expect to be kept safe, to be heard, and to receive realistic estimated restoration times—especially when a power line is […]

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Southern Nuclear Adds New Power Plant Simulators

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:52:48 +0000

GSE Systems said it has delivered and commissioned three additional full-scope simulators for Southern Nuclear’s new Operations Training Centers. The simulators are for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, and the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant. Simulators provide efficient hands-on learning for power plant operators. While power plants of […]

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Applying IEEE 1584 in Power Generation Facilities

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

An arc flash is the explosive energy released when an electrical fault causes an arc. This rapid release of energy causes excessive temperatures in addition to air and metal in the path of the arc expanding

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Costs Down, Benefits Up [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:01:31 +0000

The price of lithium-ion batteries has plummeted over the past decade. Battery pack prices averaged $1,160 per kWh in 2010, according to BloombergNEF, but they dropped to $176 per kWh last year, and experts suggest they could be less than $100 by 2024. Tony Cooper, general manager of Green Cubes Technology’s Motive division, was a […]

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TRITON/TRISIS Cyberattacker Has a New Target: Power Sector

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:12:51 +0000

XENOTIME, a cyberthreat activity group thought responsible for TRISIS/TRITON malware attacks on safety instrumented systems (SIS) at an oil and gas Middle Eastern facility in 2017, has been probing power company networks in the U.S. and elsewhere, new intelligence from industrial control systems (ICS) security firm Dragos shows.  “In February 2019, Dragos identified a change in […]

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The Future Direction of Respiratory Protection

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:00:22 +0000

An estimated 5 million U.S. workers wear respirators. Employers are required to provide National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators using a written respiratory protection program enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Design and manufacturing focus on fit, comfort, and ease of use across product lines incorporating advanced technologies, such […]

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