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Energy management in industry: Can AI improve energy efficiency?

Energy savings and energy management are prime concerns of any industrial organisation.  There are many documented cases of industries achieving significant savings by adopting...

Power and water: Leliefontein pump-as-turbine station

Originally intended to be a booster station, Leliefontein’s location proved ideal for the establishment of a mini hydro-electric power station. The project, a marriage...

Winding resistance testing of motors

Winding resistance measurements detect various faults in motors and transformers: shorted turns, loose connections, broken strands and malfunctioning tap changer mechanisms. Winding resistance measurements...

Understanding the basics of power measurement theory

Electrical power applications are changing rapidly. LED lighting is replacing incandescent lamps, variable speed motor drives replace directly coupled electric motors, and photovoltaic (PV)...

The hybrid transformer: A solution for industrial network power quality

Industrial power quality (PQ) solutions generally consist of discrete devices to deal with individual problems, and if more than one problem needs to be...

Lightning and surge protection for golf courses

On golf courses, it is imperative to install lightning and surge protection measures at shelters, club houses, caddy and trolley sheds, the irrigation systems...

Hybrid development offers dual functionality for consumer energy storage

Conventionally, the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is used as a bridging supply of power to cater for short interruptions of the main supply, or...

Sugar mill modernisation sweetens operations

Situated in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban-based RCL Foods’ Pongola mill is one of three sugar mills which collectively produce over 544,3 kt of...

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Addressing the scourge of counterfeit power products

Alexander & Poole, a 40-year old South African company, has been appointed as the sole distributor for Anderson Power...
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Distribution agreement creates new power partnership

As of 1 January this year, Vert Energy became an official distributor for Yanmar and is set to supply...

Record PV deal secured

Trina Solar has signed a long-term PV module supply deal with US energy company, NextEra Energy totalling 4 GW....

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