At a recent meeting, a comment was made that many power quality (PQ) monitor users purchase equipment that is just “good enough.” PQ monitors can be a significant capital equipment purchase for some companies, particularly smaller electrical contracting firms.
With the increasing use of fiber optic cable in structured wiring, many electricians experienced in low-voltage copper work are extending their skills to include fiber. Working with fiber requires training and the right tools and testers to correctly install and maintain fiber optic cable.
Electric motor failure can cause numerous problems, ranging from inefficient power use, equipment damage and costly downtime. In the worst-case scenario, it can result in a catastrophic fire.
Amprobe Business Unit Manager Jarek Bras said excessive heating is a common cause of motor failure.
Simply stated, structures must have properly grounded electrical systems for basic reasons: to protect people from serious or fatal shock, to enable a facility’s power distribution system to function properly, and to protect electrical components from serious damage.
No data communications project is complete until multiple tests confirm that it will meet the network plan’s specifications and building owner’s expectations. To conduct these tests, copper and fiber optic cable testing tools have evolved to meet the demands of today’s structured wiring systems.