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Is Smart Grid Avoiding Real Challenges?

In my opinion, there is too much hype about the Smart Grid without looking at the core problems from an engineering and business point of view. There is a constant flow of information, presentations, and discussions about the Smart Grid, but I wonder if this simply makes people feel good and avoids facing the real […]

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Energy harvesting is the extraction of usable energy (usually converted into electrical energy) from otherwise wasted energy available in the environment.

Energy Harvesting: Practical Reality for Wireless Sensing

What is energy harvesting? Energy harvesting is the extraction of usable energy (usually converted into electrical energy) from otherwise wasted energy available in the environment. On the macro scale (MegaWatts – MW) this includes hydro-electricity, wave power, solar panels, and wind turbines. However for wireless sensing, we are talking about harvesting immediately available energy such […]

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ISA Announces Energy Track at ISA Automation Week 2011

ISA announced today the sessions of its Energy Track at ISA Automation Week 2011: Technology and Solutions Event. The conference will take place in Mobile, Alabama, USA, 17-20 October 2011, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. The Energy Track offers a spectrum of presentations on recent advances in automation for buildings, industrial plants and […]

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Power in Security

The power industry has a white elephant in the room — the NERC and CIP regulatory requirements for all the power fossil hydro transmission distribution within the U.S. and North America in general. So says Bryan Singer of Kenexis Security Corp. while gleening input from power industry gurus at the latest POWID Symposium this past […]

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Power, control two different issues

Advanced control applications are not in widespread use in the power industry. Why? Successful applications exist, but it takes work and education. You’ll need to study the technology and published experiences, work closely with and rely on technology vendors, and plan properly for success, short and long term. At the last ISA Power Industry (POWID) […]

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What’s Happening in the Power Industry

Below is an abstract from a paper entitled, “Power Supply Considerations For Digital Control Systems” by Paul E. Stanley, PE, of Hurst Technologies, Corp. This paper was presented at the 54th ISA POWID Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina in June 2011. Power Supply Considerations For Digital Control Systems KEYWORDS Digital Control Systems; Critical AC; Vital […]

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Optimizing Boilers Using Innovative Boiler Tube Imaging System

This presentation was delivered at the 54th Annual ISA POWID Symposium by Lenny Shaver. It explores how using digital, radiometric infrared inspection for boilers recaptures lost capacity, increases efficiency, lowers maintenance costs and manages fuel-switching strategies. [slideshare id=8380953&doc=po91-shaver-draftpres-boilertubeimaging-rev6-110621133423-phpapp01]

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