July 2011: Control Systems


“VPP” is the latest electricity-system-of-the-future phrase in the expanding smart-grid lexicon. Virtual power plants...

Do your customers prefer a traditional or converged approach to their building automation infrastructure?...

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| July 2011
This article continues outlining the procedures for means of providing safe access, pathways and areas considered appropriate for egress to and from photovoltaic (PV) systems.

| July 2011
There is a new technology using low-voltage lighting power distribution at 30 volts (V) or less where the suspended ceiling grid is a lighting power distribution system.

| July 2011
Of the approximately 1 million transformers used by U.S. electric utilities, only about 2 percent are currently monitored.

| 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, e

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| July 2011
Lighting fixtures are built around a given light source.