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Feb 21, 2017 7:02:00 AM

Can I Put a Power Meter Inside an Electrical Panel?

Can you? Of course you can place a power meter inside an electrical panel depending on the type of power meter. The great advantage of UL61010 vs. UL508, is that UL61010 allows for a meter to be mounted inside of an electrical panel, avoiding costs of installation and additional equipment required. The 61010-1 safety standard states meters must be connected to a dedicated circuit breaker, but does not require the use of fused voltage leads is required as the circuit breaker is present to protect the wiring should an overcurrent situation oc

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Feb 13, 2017 5:42:00 AM

Why Choose Rogowski Coils?

Many electricians and contractors are moving towards using Rogowski Coils because of the time saved during installation and the reduced shipping costs for high amperage requirements. Because of the size, weight and flexibility of a Rogowski Coil, installers can save significant time and labor because of the ease of surrounding conductors of all sizes. However, what most people don’t realize is that Rogowski Coils have many technical advantages over standard split-core or “donut” CT’s which can help improve monitoring energy in different applications.

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Feb 9, 2017 6:59:00 AM

The AHR 2017 Experience

Thank you to all who visited us at Booth C1452 in the Building Automation and Controls section of the AHR Expo this year in Las Vegas, Nevada! We enjoyed seeing both new and familar faces! The world's largest HVACR event was anything but boring and we think the 60,000 attendees would have to agree.

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Jan 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

How to use a single Power Supply to power pressure transducers

When installing a pressure transducer system selecting a power supply, may not be one of the first things that comes to your mind. Since a single power supply can be used to power multiple pressure transducers, many regard it as a non-vital task. Nonetheless, it is essential to have the proper configurations between the power source and devices in order for all components to communicate properly and to avoid receiving inaccurate data. Here are some of the best practices we found for using a single power supply to power multiple devices.

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Jan 12, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Pressure Sensor Calibration for Cleanrooms

Within a building there many applications for differential pressure transducers, but none are more critical than those measuring the pressure parameters in a cleanroom. A cleanroom is a critical area used to manufacture medications, containers, enclosures, and other medical devices that require the products to remain sterile from manufacturing through delivery to the customer. The products manufactured in these environments are used to treat and care for the general population and are handled differently than other products.

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Jan 9, 2017 5:48:00 AM

How To Measure Velocity And Flow

In HVAC/R applications it is helpful to understand the methods used to determine air velocity. Air velocity (distance traveled per unit of time) is most often expressed in feet per minute (FPM).  Multiplying air velocity by the area of a duct allows you to determine the air volume flowing past a point in the duct per unit of time. Volume flow is generally measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM).

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Jan 3, 2017 6:50:00 AM

How to Troubleshoot a Pressure Transducer

Pressure transducers today are more rugged and reliable than ever. Made of stainless steel construction, they provide abundant overpressure protection, improved total error band, and offer negligible orientation and vibration effects. They are ideal for long-term use even in harsh environments of extreme temperature, humidity, and vibration.

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Dec 29, 2016 7:13:00 AM

Can A Room Pressure Monitor Help Me Save Energy?

Monitoring and controlling room pressure in laboratory and healthcare settings can do more than just ensure directional airflow (positive or negative pressure rooms). Proper room pressure also contributes to saving energy. Overpressure or under-pressure scenarios mean that airflow, or even temperature control, are not optimal.

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Dec 26, 2016 6:16:00 AM

Why is Pressure Sensor Accuracy Important?

The accuracy of differential pressure transducers has greatly improved to provide better solutions for demanding applications. This article discusses why accuracy is an important consideration when selecting a pressure transducer for low-differential, critical pressure applications.

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Dec 19, 2016 5:41:00 AM

Energy Savings Strategies For Operating Rooms

Operating Rooms consume a great deal of energy, considering the high airflow requirements needed, bright lighting, and significant plug load from patient care equipment. There are, however, strategies to conserve energy and still meet the stringent safety requirements of maintaining positive room pressure. Two conditions need to be met to enable OR energy savings. The first is a method to trigger occupied and unoccupied states. And the second is to act on that state change to setback both temperature and airflow.

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