Saturday, 28 March 2015 by

DRIVES EQUIPMENT LIFE EXTENSION, MODERNIZATION, AND RETROFITTING DAVID DOLEZILEK AND GERALDO ROCHA, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.   I. INTRODUCTION Much of the power system equipment in use today is nearing or has passed its predicted operating life, and we are pushing equipment to increasingly higher levels to meet demands. Injuries, failed equipment, unscheduled downtime, and

From the Brink of Disaster

Saturday, 14 March 2015 by

Lessons for Electrical Safety and Reliability H. Landis “Lanny” Floyd, DuPont   First, it may be useful to share a bit of background on DuPont, the oldest Fortune 500 company. French immigrant Eleuthère Irénée du Pont founded the company in 1802 to make black powder to supply gunpowder and explosives used in farming, mining, and construction