Electrical Power & Protection
Mitsubishi Electric’s new factory automation energy solution
February 2016, Adroit Technologies
To create this energy-saving factory automation solution, the e-F@ctory concept for optimising factories through visualisation and eco-Factory technologies that contribute to energy conservation through
Preventative maintenance strategy for surge arrestors
February 2016, Instrotech
Test Instruments Africa (TIA) has announced the launch of the SA 30i, a leakage current meter from Scope. It’s a state-of-the-art online test system for residual life assessment of surge arresters. The
Shade and solar: killing two birds with one stone
February 2016, Schneider Electric South Africa
GeoSolar, part of the GeoGroup, recently demonstrated out-of-the-box thinking when it turned an original invention for shade into a source of solar power.
For more than 100 years, the chief purpose of
Motor protection relays with alternative mounting solutions
The N series motor protection relays from NewElec offer a wide variety of alternative mounting solutions within the 5 to 550 amp range in amp calibration or any current range in the percentage calibration.
Dehn Blitzductor surge protection for maximum system availability
January 2016, Dehn Africa
The surge arresters of the Dehn Blitzductor SP series are pluggable multi-pole DIN rail mounted arresters with integrated earthing. They can be universally used for protecting measuring and control circuits,
Motor protection and control relay for LV market
A three-phase motor protection and control relay designed for the LV motor protection market is available from NewElec. NewCode provides comprehensive motor protection with time and date stamped event
Protection of smart power grids and data networks
December 2015, Dehn Africa
New topics such as smart grid, smart metering or smart home require innovative solutions. But also the rapid rise of distributed, renewable energy sources, in combination with centralised power stations,
Siemens expands power supply offering
December 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
New modules offer greater flexibility and higher availability.
New 3-phase power loggers
December 2015, Comtest
Fluke has launched two new three-phase power loggers, the 1736 and 1738, which give users the data needed to make critical power quality and energy decisions in real time. They are specifically engineered
Parker inverters support EV rapid charging application
December 2015, Parker Hannifin (Africa)
A major project to create a modular energy storage system that reduces the barriers to installing electric vehicle rapid chargers is making use of inverter technology supplied by Parker Hannifin. The
Zest WEG Group’s protection systems
December 2015, Zest WEG Group Africa
The continuous pursuit for improvement and cost reduction in industry has seen a rapid evolution in the development of electric motor control and protection systems. “To ensure that we meet all the needs
Vert Energy’s hydroelectric solutions
Vert Energy offers a complete power generation solutions service to diverse sectors, including mining, marine, telecommunications,
agriculture, municipalities, general industry and critical power applications.
New version of the UPS-CONF UPS software
November 2015, Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact’s free UPS-CONF software enables the Qunit UPS-IQ and Trio UPS systems to be monitored and configured conveniently and clearly. The new version 126.96.36.199 features improvements and enhancements.
Smaller mobile substation technology from Zest
November 2015, Zest WEG Group Africa
Mobile substation technology has been used in South America for many years and WEG Brazil has an established reputation for the supply of this technology with an extensive footprint of successful installations.
ABB cuts downtime at oil facilities
November 2015, ABB South Africa
Petroamazonas turns to ABB’s Emax 2 technology to protect generators against surges.
Reliable power generation for telecommunications
“Telecommunications plays an increasingly vital part in all aspects of commerce – particularly in data processing centres and base transceiver stations (BTS) – and is absolutely dependent on a reliable
Cathodic protection for the 21st century
November 2015, Omniflex Automation Products
Cathodic protection (CP) is a technique to control the corrosion of metal. CP systems are most commonly used to protect structures such as pipelines, storage tanks, steel piles, offshore oil platforms,
Lightning and surge protection for highway gantry signs
November 2015, Dehn Africa
Highway gantry signs are used to hold traffic-specific detection systems such as CCTV cameras, induction loops and radar detectors. On toll roads, additional detection devices are installed which ensure
Trustworthy phase rotation protection
Phase sequence protection is an important safety issue for motors. Reversing the phase sequence causes the motor to reverse its direction of rotation. This can cause serious damage and injury to personnel
Rogowski current measurement
November 2015, Denver Technical Products
OSI of the USA now offers Rogowski-based high current AC measurement systems.
The CTRS family is capable of measuring from 1 to 40 kA utilising a Rogowski head which will fit busbars or bus tubes from
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