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Educational Facilities September 1, 2009

DOE tightens efficiency standards for distribution transformers

New standards mean that distribution transformers are probably getting pricier, but are they getting more efficient?

By Jack Smith, Managing Editor, Plant Engineering Magazine
Codes and Standards October 1, 2007

Overcurrent Protection: Fuses or Breakers?

When designing non-residential electrical systems, engineers must consider electrical protection from many perspectives. Although the entire electrical distribution system of a facility is important—from switchyard to light bulbs—“the overcurrent protective system is the very heart of the electrical distribution system,” wrote George Farrell and Frank Valvoda, PE, in a 1...

By Jack Smith, Managing Editor, Plant Engineering Magazine
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