When installing a variable frequency drive (VFD) into an electrical enclosure, careful consideration needs to be given to the much higher heat losses of VFDs compared to other items of electrical equipment. This will have a direct impact on the total heat load of the electrical enclosure and the capacity and method of cooling to be adopted. Other factors to consider are the position of the VFD inside the enclosure as well as an assessment of the maximum allowed operating temperature of the VFD. Learn More
Global demand for dependable telecommunications continues to rise. Whether for work or play, consumers and businesses rely heavily on telecom equipment for communications, electronic transactions and trading.
As telecommunications equipment operators continue expanding their infrastructure to keep up with the ever increasing demand for broadband, cellular/wireless and cable internet services, the need for efficient cabinet cooling systems has never been higher.
Modern telecom equipment has always been considered to be heat sensitive. With continued component miniaturization and while being housed inside ever smaller space saving cabinets, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of heat generated inside cabinets, raising the possibility of heat-related failure.
Because telecommunications plays such an integral part of everyday life, a perfectly running operating system is often taken for granted until a failure occurs. Service outages can lead to substantial business losses and harmed reputations, but can often be avoided with regular cabinet cooling system monitoring and maintenance. Learn More
Water treatment plants represent an unusual combination of predictable and somewhat unpredictable conditions that result in a hostile environment for electrical equipment. Although there are similarities between potable and wastewater treatment, the added hazards of human and industrial waste mean that environmental conditions at wastewater treatment plants are more difficult.
This is due to the presence of contaminated water, corrosive liquids and vapors well as flammable gases generated by the decomposition of waste. Rodents represent an additional hazard. Altogether, five unique considerations exist. Read More
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To stay at the leading edge of Industry 4.0, Advantech's UNO series is more than just an embedded automation computer with its advanced communication capabilities through iDoor Technology but with machines and equipment moving from proprietary system to open architecture, the UNO series easily connects to the cloud for big data analysis and predictive maintenance.
Modular Industrial M2M Router and Data Gateway for unlimited possibilities
The eWON Flexy is the first industrial modular M2M router and data gateway designed for OEMs and system integrators. The flexibility allows a user to link remote devices in an environment where communication technologies are constantly changing. It also allows universal communication with the most varied field equipment, regardless of the protocol used.
Upgrading automation systems can often extend the life of power generation facilities by decades while reducing downtime, improving operations, and reducing required maintenance. The Maggotty plant in Jamaica offers one such example.
Many power generation facilities have equipment in good running order with many years or even decades of potential service life remaining, but operation is limited by the plant automation systems, which typically have much shorter service lives. Obsolete automation systems fail too frequently and are hard to support, causing excessive downtime. They are also very difficult to tie into other computing systems, which can hinder operational improvements and regulatory compliance.
Read more at http://www.powermag.com/digital-control-system-upgrade-gives-hydropower-plant-new-life/?printmode=1
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