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Protecting Wind Turbines Through Effective Grounding

Protecting Wind Turbines Through Effective Grounding

The share of wind power in total electric power generation is expected to increase, and with that comes a requirement for this carbon-free source to be more reliable. The wind ...
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Applying NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 to Renewable Energy Power Generation

Applying NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 to Renewable Energy Power Generation

The growth in renewable energy power generation will continue into the future. What has been lacking is focus on the electrical hazards in construction and fabrication, commissioning, operation, and maintenance ...
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MV/HV Circuit Breaker Testing Beyond Conventional Practices

MV/HV Circuit Breaker Testing Beyond Conventional Practices

Conventional testing of medium- and high-voltage circuit breakers (MV/HV CBs) involves measuring the timing and travel of the main contacts and their corresponding resistors (pre- or post-insertion) if any, along with the current profile of the operating coils, and occasionally ...
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Advancements in the Industry: Determining Cellulose Degradation in Transformers Using Indirect Tests

Advancements in the Industry: Determining Cellulose Degradation in Transformers Using Indirect Tests

The design life of a transformer is usually about 20 to 25 years. In the United States, estimates show the ...
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Specs & Standards


ANSI/NETA Standards Update

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

ANSI/NETA ETT–2018 REVISION SCHEDULED FOR 2021 ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, 2018 Edition is in the process of revision. The initial ballot was completed July 2021. Suggested comments and revisions will be reviewed by the Standards ...
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INsights & Inspiration


Virginia Balitski: Safety First — Succession  Planning Next

Virginia Balitski: Safety First — Succession Planning Next

With over 15 years’ experience at Magna IV Engineering in Edmonton, AB, Canada, this technician-turned-trainer explains why preserving our legacy ...
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In Remembrance: James R. “Jim” White

In Remembrance: James R. “Jim” White

Foreword by Ron Widup, Shermco Industries On June 9, 2021, I received this text message from Vickie White, wife of ...
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