Electrical Power & Protection
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
Zest WEG Group’s protection systems
December 2015, Zest WEG Group
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 18.104.22.168 features improvements and enhancements.
Smaller mobile substation technology from Zest
November 2015, Zest WEG Group
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
Eliminating impact torque conditions
The OLR 84 S protection relay from NewElec, when mounted on a motor circuit, eliminates impact torque conditions which can result in broken chains, damaged screw conveyors, broken couplings and even damaged
New generation battery simulator and power supply
November 2015, Comtest
Tektronix has launched the Keithley 2281S battery simulator and precision DC power supply. Unlike existing sources and power supplies that can only simulate a battery under one specific condition, the
ABB’s low voltage switchgear ensures smooth operation
October 2015, ABB South Africa
Sasol Synfuels plants in Secunda benefit from sustained service levels and superior technology.
Electrical machines with hazardous area certification
October 2015, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation and local electro-mechanical equipment solutions provider Actom Electrical Machines have been awarded a hazardous area certification for the oil and gas industry by Explolabs. The
Surge protection for petrol stations is critical
October 2015, Dehn Africa
Petrol stations are highly vulnerable to lightning strikes and surges due to their extremely sensitive control and display systems. The necessity of a lightning protection system is essential when considering
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