New Products for Power and Electrical Systems


Lead-acid battery tester is said to provide the user with 10-sec. battery testing, well-suited to large-scale battery applications such as for backup power. The handheld device tests both 12- and 24-volt batteries. The device can automatically save 40 tests and download to a printer or PC spreadsheet. For more about BZT1 from Astratec, click here .

Medium-voltage switchgear is metal-enclosed and front-accessible, and employs a highly integrated breaker and structure design to achieve 50% overall space savings. A self-powering trip unit eliminates the need for an external power source. The unit is UL-listed and rated for 5 kV and 15 kV; 600, 1,200 and 2,000 amps; and 25 and 40 kA. For more about the MEF switchgear from Eaton, click here .

Cabinet system for VRLA batteries is suited to optimizing battery configurations for UPS systems. Factory-pre-wired to reduce installation time, the cabinets feature hinged door fronts and removable rear panels. Several knockout locations are provided, and dual DC fuses are standard. For more about the DataSafe HX cabinet by Enersys, click here .

SF6 loadbreak switch is a three-phase, dead-front switch that employs a sealed and welded stainless tank design. Low-pressure SF6 gas is used for both insulating and interrupting media using a puffer contact system for quick arc extinction during loadbreaking operations. The switch can be configured for two, three and four switched ways and is available with 600-amp deadbreak bushings or 200-amp loadbreak bushings. For more about loadbreak switches by Joslyn Hi-Voltage, click here .

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Emergency power requirements, salary survey results, lighting controls, fire pumps, healthcare facilities, and more
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Approaches to building engineering, 2018 Commissioning Giants, integrated project delivery, improving construction efficiency, an IPD primer, collaborative projects, NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
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