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  • Eaton Advances Electrical Safety, Reliability with Auto-Monitoring Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers and Wall Receptacles

    Power management company Eaton announced the availability of wall receptacles and circuit breakers designed to automatically monitor ground-fault circuit interruption (GFCI) status. The new devices provide periodic automatic testing of the ability to detect and protect against ground faults in damp or wet locations. Engineered to enhance safety and electrical code compliance in residential, ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Expert calls for nuke plant closure

    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults. Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon's lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory ...


    By Associated Press

  • Distant quakes can affect oil, gas fields

    The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make fault zones sensitive to shock waves from distant big quakes. It's long been known that large quakes can trigger minor jolts thousands of miles from the epicenter. Volcanically active spots like Yellowstone National Park ...


    By Associated Press

  • Every Millisecond Counts: GE announces Arc Vault™ system to be fastest arc flash containment technology in the industry

    A breakthrough arc protection technology called Arc Vault™, being developed by GE Consumer & Industrial’s electrical distribution business for delivery in mid-2010, will stop an arcing fault in less than eight milliseconds (ms) to provide increased arc flash hazard mitigation with equipment doors open or closed – the fastest arcing fault containment technology in the industry – helping to ...


    By General Electric

  • New Vermeer drill offers impressive power in modest footprint

    Vermeer Corporation has introduced the D60x90 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD), providing impressive power in a small footprint; it’s the cost-effective choice for tackling difficult trenchless installations in challenging ground conditions. The D60x90 is powered by a 185 hp (138 kW) John Deere Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) diesel engine, which delivers 9000 ft-lb (12,202 Nm) of ...


    By Vermeer

  • Crowcon`s TXgard IS+ Intrinsically Safe Detector Now UL Certified

    Global certifications allow use in Zone 0, 1 and 2 or Division 1 or 2 hazardous areas. Crowcon’s intrinsically safe TXgard-IS+ gas detector is fitted with electrochemical sensors which enable it to detect a wide range of toxic gases and oxygen. Gases detected include those commonly found in industrial applications such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), chlorine (Cl2), ...

  • Scientists Deploy Seismographs in Napa Valley

    As the second anniversary of the August 24, 2014 South Napa earthquake approaches, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and volunteers, along with faculty and students from California State University, East Bay ...

  • New Vermeer drill offers impressive power in modest footprint

    Vermeer Corporation has introduced the D60x90 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), providing impressive power in a small footprint; it’s the cost-effective choice for tackling difficult trenchless installations in challenging ground conditions. The D60x90 is powered by a 185 hp (138 kW) John Deere Tier4i (Stage IIIB) diesel engine, which delivers 9000 ft-lb (12,202 Nm) of ...


    By Vermeer

  • Crowcon’s gas detectors ensure safe operation at Indian Oil and Gas Terminal

    100 Nimbus flameproof (Exd) detectors supplied to Cairn Energy’s Mangala facility in Rajasthan 100 of Crowcon’s Nimbus flameproof (Exd) hydrocarbon gas detectors have been installed at Cairn Energy’s Mangala oil and gas processing terminal in Rajasthan, India. Supplied via Larson & Toubro, the Nimbus units are located at strategic locations throughout the facility and ensure ...

  • ESA Renewables Enters Into Four Solar Operations and Maintenance Agreements

    ESA Renewables, (ESA), a leading turnkey solar solutions provider, announced it has entered into four separate multi-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts. According to the terms of the contract, ESA will operate, maintain and monitor four solar farms in North Carolina. The solar energy generating systems generate a total of four ...


    By ESA Renewables

  • Safety In A New Office

    Moving takes place in several phases. Beyond the packing and unpacking, there are subtleties like where to put your lava lamp and which room offers the best lighting for that Elvis picture you inherited from your Uncle Albert. Those are details you want to get right because they add to the ambiance and make you feel good. But here’s something else you want to get right: staying safe. You ...


  • Eaton Helps Oil and Gas Customers Enhance Safety and Reduce Unplanned Downtime in Offshore Applications

    Power management company Eaton is helping upstream oil and gas customers reduce the impact of electrical failures in complex, offshore applications. Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division, one of the largest field service organizations in the industry, helps customers address electrical system failures and optimize safety, performance and profitability. Eaton will ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • New IEEE Standard and Development Activities For Smart Grid

    IEEE recently announced the publication of a new standard -- as well as the launch of three new standards-development activities -- designed to enhance the communications and distribution-automation capabilities of the smart grid globally. "Many of the benefits that the world hopes to achieve through smart grid development -- such as empowering greater consumer choice in energy use, improving ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • OutBack Power Debuts FLEXmax Extreme Charge Controller

    OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile applications, ...

  • Space technology helps mitigate climate change

    Space technologies have led to a number of inventions that benefit the environment and save energy. Satellite-based systems are reducing vehicles’ carbon dioxide emissions, remote-sensing technology is making wind turbines more efficient, and information from weather satellites is helping solar cells to produce more energy. These are just some examples of how spin-offs from space technology and ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Clinton Urges Congressional Hearings on Yucca Mountain

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - Senator Hillary Clinton of New York Friday called for congressional hearings on Yucca Mountain, the proposed geologic repository for the nation's nuclear waste about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Democratic presidential hopeful says she wants the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on which she serves, to pressure the U.S. ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • PG&E Improves Gas Leak Survey Capability with Heath Consultants’ Advanced Detection Device

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is now able to more efficiently identify potential leaks on its gas pipeline system by using a highly advanced leak detection device by Heath Consultants Inc. The leak detection device, known as Detecto Pak-Infrared (DP-IR™), is designed to be selective in detecting methane and will not generate a false alarm on other hydrocarbon gases. The ...


  • Net Safety Monitoring announces an innovative solution for the Hart Communication Protocol with our entire line of explosion proof flame detectors

    The HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) Protocol is the global standard for sending and receiving digital information across a 4-20 mA analog signal between smart devices and a control/monitoring system. It is a field-proven, bi-directional communication protocol carried over the same wiring that is typically used for conventional analog instruments, with no disruption of the integrity ...


  • Eaton’s Innovative Lighting Solutions and Wiring Devices to be Featured in Upcoming Episode of PBS’ `For Your Home`

    Power management company Eaton announced today that For Your Home, a popular lifestyle show that airs on PBS, plans to feature several solutions from Eaton’s Residential, Wiring Devices and Lighting businesses in an episode expected to air during the spring of 2015. Vicki Payne, design expert and host, will highlight the benefits of Eaton’s breakers and load centers, residential ...


    By Eaton Corporation

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