Electrical Power & Protection


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Gain more visibility into your power substation operations
June 2022, RJ Connect
The key dilemma is that many RTUs, HMIs, Ethernet switches and intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) installed in substations are from different vendors.

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Power supplies with EtherCAT interface
June 2022, Beckhoff Automation
In the case of system monitoring, important operating parameters such as output current and voltage are transmitted in real time and updated continuously

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Pure sine wave inverters up to 3200 W
June 2022
The new Mean Well units set themselves apart from general consumer-grade products by adopting industrial-grade reliability, safety and quality.

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Avoiding safety hazards during solar PV installations
June 2022, RS Components SA
Safety levels during solar panel commissioning and installation have been strengthened by Fluke’s CAT III 1500 V true-RMS clamp meter.

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Schneider Electric helps Senwes attain stable energy supply
June 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
Senwes’ head offices in Klerksdorp – and surrounding utility users – now benefit from advanced monitoring technology and higher safety levels.

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Digitalising the power grid
June 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
Many facilities still use a rudimentary level of technology, which means faults are addressed in a reactive as opposed to a predictive and proactive manner.

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Measuring the EPC rating of a building
May 2022
Gaining a good EPC rating requires building owners to rethink how they approach energy usage in a modern world.

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Compact uninterruptible DC power supply
May 2022
Traco Power’s new 240 W UPS module is suited to demanding industrial applications needing a stable source of power.

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Rethinking energy usage in South Africa
May 2022
While sustainability is increasingly on the agenda of most organisations, the transition to a sustainable energy mix is not easy.

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Compact and powerful energy monitoring unit
May 2022, Opto Africa Holdings, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
The RIO EMU’s slim form factor is ideal for ‘just one more thing’ retrofit jobs thanks to DIN-rail and panel-mount options.

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Vacuum circuit breaker with thermal monitoring
May 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
The EasyPacT EXE offers IoT sensors and digital connectivity for a simpler, more sustainable and safer experience for panel builders, facility managers and OEMs.

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Valmet automation system chosen for waste-to-energy plant
April 2022, Valmet Automation, News
The new plant in Warsaw, Poland, will process 305 000 tons of municipal solid waste per year to produce electricity and district heating

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Smart manufacturing will power the battery gigafactory of the future
April 2022, Rockwell Automation
Electric vehicles’ role in the decarbonisation of mobility requires gigafactories that can produce batteries in high volumes, at high speeds and with consistently high quality.

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Upskilling will be critical to alternative energy production projects
April 2022
One of the challenges for this sector is that jobs are typically project-based, which means they involve fixed-term contracts.

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Propelling green hydrogen toward large-scale African commercialisation
April 2022, RTS Africa Technologies
RTS Africa Engineering, a founding member of the African Hydrogen Partnership, believes the industry is on the cusp of pricing diesel and petrol out of the market.

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Data logger for energy surveys, load studies
April 2022, Comtest
In conjunction with Fluke’s infrared cameras, the energy logger can enhance energy surveys by quickly identifying opportunities for energy savings, both electrically and thermally.

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DIN-rail mounted DC/AC inverter
March 2022, Phoenix Contact
Three devices can be connected in parallel to create a three-phase grid; they communicate with each other in real time, thereby synchronising the 120° phase shift.

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Pyranometer for monitoring small-scale PV installation efficiency
April 2022, GHM Messtechnik SA, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
The device’s classification level under the ISO 9060:2018 standard guarantees accuracy, reliability, precision and compliance with reference standards.

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IP67 power supplies with IO-Link for field installation
April 2022, Turck Banner
Turck Banner's compact PSU67 power supply units ensure energy-efficient, decentralised power supply in modular systems.

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Low-maintenance option for SA’s ageing mini substations
April 2022
When the country’s ageing fleet of mini substations approach their end-of-life, why not replace them with a safer option that costs less to maintain?

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