New products for electrical systems

Compact variable-frequency drives, industrial lead-acid batteries, Web-enabled Ethernet for power meters.

12/18/2007


Variable frequency drive offers system integrators a compact and slim motor drive alternative. The small-horsepower model is being launched with a rating of 0.25 to 3 hp. The drive is intended for various applications, including pumps, fans, powered roof ventilators, and heat exchangers. For more information about the ACS55 from ABB, click here .
Industrial batteries are lead-acid type, available in more than 75 models, with outputs of 4-, 6-, 12-, and 24-V in capacities ranging of 1.2 to 230 amp-hours. Available in six different terminal types, batteries also are offered with flame-retardant cases as well as high-power options on select models that provide 15% more capacity than their standard counterparts. For more about batteries from GC, click here .
Web-enabled Ethernet communications card option for power meters, designed to optimize the monitoring of electrical installations in industrial, commercial, or critical power environments, offers fast access to a meter’s three-phase energy and power quality data using a standard Web browser, e-mail, or power and energy-management software. Facility and operations personnel can use the power meters to help reduce energy-related costs and avoid power disturbances or other conditions that put equipment and productivity at risk. For more about PowerLogic from Schneider Electric, click here .
Medium-voltage adjustable frequency drive is the company’s smallest model for up to 5,000-hp motors. The unit is an air-cooled design for use with induction or synchronous motors at 2,400 to 4,160 V. For more about Ampgard SC 9000 from Eaton, click here .





Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Exploring fire pumps and systems; Lighting energy codes; Salary survey; Changes to NFPA 20
How to use IPD; 2017 Commissioning Giants; CFDs and harmonic mitigation; Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements
2017 MEP Giants; Mergers and acquisitions report; ASHRAE 62.1; LEED v4 updates and tips; Understanding overcurrent protection
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me