power surge protection Articles

  • Transient and surge related pipe bursts, water loss and damage prevention

    Pipe bursts as a result of transients and surges within a piping network are very common problems throughout the world. Not only are the maintenance costs of these repairs extremely expensive, but when you add in possible litigation for third party damages, combined with the potentially significant value (cost) of the lost water, you can quickly realize the significance of what may appear simply ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Powering up your business

    Dramatic incidents such as explosions, fires, floods and landslides make the headlines, but mundane mishaps such as diggers cutting through cables can cause just as many problems for businesses.  With many companies now putting all their eggs in one electronic basket, power supply is a critical factor in business life with the fear of electricity blackouts identified as a major problem for ...


    By Shenton Group

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Power Case Study - PECO Energy

    Smart Elbow® prevents magnesium oxide leakage at coal-fired generating plant As featured on Today's Environment on the Discovery Channel, and in the September '95 issue of Powder & Bulk Engineering. Subject PECO Energy Company's Eddystone Generating Plant, Philadelphia, PA area Situation In order to ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Power case study - North Incinerator - Environmental

    Subject Montgomery County's North Incinerator plant, in Dayton, Ohio Situation To meet EPA air pollution control standards for sulfur dioxide emissions, finely powdered limestone needed to be injected into the three incineration units at all times. The operation required approximately 18,000 pounds of powdered limestone a day, and needed to be ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • World geothermal power generation nearing eruption

    With fossil fuel prices escalating and countries searching for ways to reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions, capturing the earth’s heat for power generation is garnering new attention. First begun in Larderello, Italy, in 1904, electricity generation using geothermal energy is now taking place in 24 countries, 5 of which use it to produce 15 percent or more of their total ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • UPS basics

    Everything you ever wanted to know about uninterruptible power systems but were afraid to ask. By Chris Loeffler, Product Manager, BladeUPS and Data Center Solutions, Distributed Power Quality, and Ed Spears, Product Manager, Eaton Power Quality Solutions Operation Eaton Corporation Executive summary Budgeting for electricity, securing adequate supplies of it and ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Helplessly exposed to nature? How lightning storms can be measured

    Each day, there occur about 1,000 thunderstorms with 4-10 million lightning bolts worldwide. In average, 700 people per year are hit by such light discharges, of which 75% of the hits result in long-term damages. Between three and seven cases end fatal. The risk is particularly high in the open field and is fortunately decreasing. The reason for this is that we stay more often inside in cars and ...

  • Suwanee Creek pumping station, Gwinnett County, GA

    That's high head," says Roger Toebben, P.E., about the 350 feet of total dynamic head handled by the Suwanee Creek Pumping Station, which has been up and running since January 2001. "There are a few sewage pumping stations like this, but they're not real common." Very high static head and a long force main (42,500 feet) led to the notably elevated dynamic head, which meant that a ...


  • Climate resilience (with oysters)

    Earth’s rising temperatures mean more glacier melt, sea-level rise and severe weather, and this translates to heightened threats for coastline communities. In response, SCAPE Landscape Architecture — powered by President Obama’s Rebuild by Design Initiative — has proposed an innovative way to protect coastlines that ...


    By Ensia

  • Mayor Bloomberg delivers a `Call to Action` on climate change

    Mayor Bloomberg delivered a powerful speech today highlighting the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on New York City. He laid out a plan, including $20 billion in investments, to protect New York City from rising sea levels, storm surge, and ...

  • Recovering from Hurricane Rita at Lake Livingston Dam

    ABSTRACTOn September 24, 2005, incredibly powerful winds on the dry side of Hurricane Rita caused a combination of surge and waves that damaged approximately 11,000 feet of the rip rap that provides upstream slope protection on the 13,480 foot long Lake Livingston Dam, north of Houston, owned and operated by the Trinity River Authority of Texas(TRA). Lake Livingston Project staff, responding ...

  • PE-Recycling at its very best case study

    The Pipelife Group is a leading manufacturer of plastic pipe systems in Europe. The company's flagship products are created at its Stathelle facility in Norway, where PE pipeline pipes hundreds of meters long and up to 2.50 meters in diameter are produced for use throughout the world. Since the beginning of this year, production waste that accumulates has been shredded and recycled with a ...


    By WEIMA

  • Realizing energy savings in water processing applications using medium voltage adjustable frequency drives

    Why uptime and energy efficiency matter in water processing Making sure that systems and processes are up and running while improving energy efficiency (and cost) is crucial in water processing applications. During the recent recession, federal and municipal budgets tightened, limiting access to capital across the United States. At the same time, increased awareness of the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Rebuilding cities after Sandy: 3 keys to climate resilience

    As negotiators in Doha move toward a new global climate agreement this week, politicians and planners in the United States are still busy absorbing the lessons of Hurricane Sandy. ...

  • Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

    In October 2013, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the Bay of Bengal for many years made landfall on the low-lying delta coast of the Indian state of Odisha. With winds battering the coastline at more than 200 kilometres per hour, the structural damage from cyclone Phailin was intense. Thousands of straw, timber and bamboo homes were destroyed across the delta of the River Mahanadi, one of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Innovative emissions monitoring uptake soars

    Firms in the UK’s waste and power sectors are proactively seeking Best Available Techniques for emissions monitoring, according to Enviro Technology. Over recent months there has been a surge in demand for sophisticated equipment, such as monitors of total gaseous mercury. The air quality and emissions monitoring specialist believes that a combination of factors, such as the recast ...

  • Safety and Reliability in High Mast, Light Tower and Area Lighting

    When illuminating a work area, sporting complex, roadway, or any populated area, safety and reliability are of the utmost importance. Without proper illumination, risk for accidents and injury is increased. Power outages, mechanical or equipment failure, or acts of nature can introduce unwanted hazards into the environment. Advances in LED technology have solutions that address these safety ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • How to take care of your solar lights in winter

    Most sun powered items survive the winter fine and dandy the length of you keep scoops, snow blowers and chemicals far from them. Others, on the other hand, truly ought to be taken inside. This article audits what ought to come in and how to store them appropriately, and what how to deal with sun oriented lights that will stay out for the winter. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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