Electrical Power & Protection


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Electrical loggers for energy savings
October 2020, Comtest
Fluke energy loggers deliver a complete picture to reduce energy costs and improve the bottom line.

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Power supply components and services for marine applications
October 2020
Vert Energy works closely with the marine and offshore sector offering the supply of quality branded components and the support of a comprehensive repair and maintenance service.

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Mines reduce fire hazards
August 2020
Underground mines in southern, central, and west Africa have been seeing the safety benefits of dry-type transformers from Johannesburg-based Trafo Power Solutions. According to managing director ...

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RS Components stocks Eaton contactors
August 2020, RS Components SA
RS Components now stocks Eaton’s complete Moeller series of compact DILMT contactors. Easy to integrate in a variety of industrial machines and systems, the contactors enable space savings of up to 40%, ...

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Power supplies for building automation
June 2020, Phoenix Contact
The new Step Power power supplies from Phoenix Contact are specifically tailored to the needs of modern building automation. With their comprehensive approval package, which includes the standard ...

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Skid-mounted dry-type transformer
June 2020
In a specialised application on a coal mine, Trafo Power Solutions recently supplied a dry-type transformer mounted on a mobile skid. “The harsh environment of a coal mine required us to specially ...

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Customised transformers for renewables and beyond
June 2020
A focus on application engineering allows Trafo Power Solutions to supply customised dry-type transformers for a range of sectors including renewable energy. “We begin at the proposal stage by engaging ...

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Electrical certificate of compliance (COC) for instrumentation: non-hazardous installations
June 2020, Everest Equipment & Control
An instrument and control installation’s scope of work often never makes a request for a certificate of compliance: it is assumed to be an electrical function and hence many installations are non-compliant. ...

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Five tips to manage energy use while staying at home
May 2020
Covid-19 continues to impact many aspects of our lives. Many are now required to stay at home in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic. One of the many implications of staying at home will be the ...

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Holistic approach to energy security
April 2020
As South Africans settle into the routine and inconvenience of load shedding and planning their activities around shifting electricity supply, it is businesses that are taking the biggest hit through ...

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Save energy costs with highly-efficient Delta VFDs
April 2020, ElectroMechanica
Customers can realise significant savings on their total energy costs by replacing older motor starters with energy-efficient Delta variable frequency drives (VFDs), distributed locally by ElectroMechanica ...

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Utility made easy
April 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
In recognition of the growing demand for reliable power provision, Schneider Electric strives to assist network operators to deliver electricity safely and efficiently. The company’s Advanced Distribution ...

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Specialised transformers for renewable energy projects
April 2020, Zest WEG Group
Zest WEG’s local transformer manufacturing facility has supplied 36 specialised photovoltaic (PV) transformers to a solar energy generation plant in the Northern Cape. According to sales team leader, ...

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Meeting the needs of the mining industry
April 2020, Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading)
Both above and below ground, Varispeed keeps the interests of its customers top of mind, all the time. The company was recently approached by a platinum mine in South Africa to assist with a robust application. ...

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Game-changing electrical accessories
April 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
In a world where products are moving from standardised to customised, today’s consumers want high quality products that meet their specific requirements. Electrical accessories are no exception and Schneider ...

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EnI Electrical delivers at the sharp end of African contracts
March 2020, Zest WEG Group
Usually the last contractor on site, electrical instrumentation and control (EC&I) specialist EnI Electrical puts extra effort into helping clients around Africa meet their scheduled start-ups. With ...

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In-house testing of transformers
March 2020, Zest WEG Group
The recent installation of an impulse voltage generator at Zest WEG’s transformer manufacturing facility in Heidelberg will allow in-house testing of transformers, saving time and money for customers. According ...

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Sulphate and chloride monitoring
March 2020, Microsep
Chlorides and sulphates cause pitting and stress corrosion in expensive power plant components, such as turbines and boilers, leading to extensive maintenance and unplanned shutdowns. Monitoring these ...

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Legrand’s high-performance UPS systems
March 2020, Legrand
Legrand’s advanced uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems ensure maximum continuity of service of essential electrical equipment, by providing reliable performance in terms of power and backup time, ...

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Bringing critical power distribution infrastructure out of the dark
March 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
As the trend towards digitisation becomes pervasive across many industries and operations, the benefits offered to power distribution systems should not be overlooked. However, due to the ageing infrastructure ...

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