Discontinuation of GE Multilin™ SR Relays

By Conduit, uPDate

GE Grid Solutions is discontinuing several relays from its Multilin SR family of products. These microprocessor-based multi-functional relays were widely used around the turn of the century for industrial protection and management applications in industrial environments, data centers, electrical service entrances, distributed generation (DG) interconnects, motors, transformers, and generators. GE announced, “manufacturing of SR750/760, SR469, SR745 and SR 489 will be discontinued on 1st of January 2020 due to the unavailability of critical components used within the product.” Options for customers with affected relays…

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John Humphrey and Hilton Mills to Teach Ground Testing at PowerTest 2017

By Announcements from HP&D
At PowerTest 2017 in Anaheim, CA February 27 - March 3, leading subject matter experts from around the world will participate in a symposium, paper tracks, panel sessions, and seminars for the electrical professionals in attendance. John Humphrey and Hilton Mills of HP&D will present Advanced Ground Testing Concepts and Techniques. In today’s ever crowded and complex infrastructure environment, performing ground impedance measurements has become more difficult. This paper discusses the details required to properly perform...
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Hilton Mills to Teach Grounding Testing Techniques & Troubleshooting at CEATI

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On November 15 & 16 of this year, CEATI will host its 8th Annual Grounding and Lightning Conference in Arlington, VA. This open forum is supported by more than 35 participating utilities and facilitates information exchange and networking. The conference brings together leading subject matter experts from around the world, including HP&D’s own Hilton Mills. Hilton will be presenting Grounding Testing Techniques & Troubleshooting, during which he will discuss the fall of potential (FoP) and computer-based test instrument…

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Hood Patterson & Dewar Launches New Website

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Hood Patterson & Dewar (HP&D) invites visitors to explore its new website, which features a responsive design to provide a user-friendly experience for desktop and mobile visitors. With its improved navigation and functionality, the site allows visitors to easily access current information about HP&D’s services. Through a new integrated blog called The Conduit, HP&D will continue to extend additional information to visitors with a range of posts, announcements, technical articles, and case studies. Users also have…

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Is Infrared Testing the Best Use of Your Maintenance Dollars?

By Conduit

Find it Early An unplanned outage of any kind is intolerable – and expensive. Preventive maintenance of electrical equipment plays a key role in minimizing outages, yet this type of maintenance is often overlooked. Without an effective electrical preventive maintenance program, the risk of serious electrical failure increases. According to IEEE 493-2007 — Recommended Practice for the Design of Reliable Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, electrical equipment deterioration is normal, but left unchecked it can…

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Ground Fault Protection

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Ground Fault Testing: Why It Matters A ground fault occurs when an energized portion of a grounded electrical system becomes unintentionally connected with a path to “ground” or “earth” (through personnel, equipment enclosures, grounded conductors, conduits, fish-tape, etc.). When this happens, the system phase-to-ground voltage can cause harmful and excessive levels of current to flow through the unintentional path. The magnitude of unwanted ground current varies depending on a variety of system conditions. Higher levels…

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