Richard P. Bingham

Power Quality Columnist

Richard P. Bingham, a contributing editor for power quality. He can be reached at 732.287.3680.

Articles by Richard P. Bingham

July 2011
Several of my articles recently have been about low-voltage direct current (DC) powered equipment and telecommunications systems vulnerabilities to power quality phenomena, especially with regard to transients, noise and other types of electromagnetic interference (EMI). READ MORE
June 2011
“Going Green” is applied to construction, vehicles, recycling, or just about any activity or product. If you search for it on Google, you will get more than 200 million hits. In articles last year, we covered establishing an energy-efficiency program and conducting energy audits, both ways to make the facility more green. READ MORE
May 2011
Safety on the job is everyone’s responsibility. If an employer or employee neglects this responsibility, the chance of serious injury or death increases significantly. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers an industry at significant risk if one fatality occurs for every 1,000 employees in a 45-year time frame. READ MORE
April 2011
To look only at the alternating current (AC) voltage as a source of potential power quality (PQ) related problems is not a wise approach in most integrated systems. It is rare to find any information technology (IT) or process-control equipment operating without some communications connection. READ MORE
March 2011
An Internet search of the topics covered in power quality courses or seminars will likely show that the vast majority of the information disseminated relates to alternating current (AC) circuits. READ MORE
February 2011
Today, many companies are forming “Green Teams” with the primary objective of reducing the environmental impact of the company’s operations, which usually includes reducing energy consumption. This makes the earth and the bank account greener. READ MORE
January 2011
Societies of the past handed down traditions, stories and knowledge orally from generation to generation. One hopes the original basis for the inherited ideas remains true as time progresses. READ MORE
December 2010
During The winter holiday season, houses are often decorated inside and out with little blinking lights. But, when the regular house or commercial lights blink or flicker, that’s a different story, and it is about to change. The effect isn’t fully understood yet, though Congress has passed a law that will drive the change to newer lighting technologies. READ MORE
November 2010
There have been articles in magazines and on websites concerning the vulnerability of the smart grid and, in particular, smart meters. These articles contain some truth and a lot of fiction. READ MORE