Introduction: Digitalization has become a ubiquitous force, revolutionizing numerous industries and transforming the way businesses operate. In the realm of industrial electrical equipment, the advent of digital technologies has brought about significant changes, enabling increased efficiency, enhanced monitoring and control, improved maintenance, and the emergence of intelligent systems. This essay delves into the profound impact of digitalization on industrial electrical equipment, exploring its benefits, challenges, and future prospects.
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently developed a cylindrical powerhouse to transform low-frequency wave energy into a high-power electric output.
Data and information technology systems are used in many different applications. Almost every electronic system used to process information is considered extremely important. Ever increasing volumes of data are being stored and must be accessible at all times at very short notice. It has become even more important to protect these systems too against dangerous surges. In order to prevent failure or even destruction of these systems, they must be integrated into the lightning and surge protection concept.
The lightning protection equipotential bonding represents internal lightning protection in the building. When lightning strikes, a voltage drop occurs at the earthing resistor, producing dangerous voltage differences between the metal building components and the power and data cables, which need to be prevented. The equipotential bonding connects together all metal installations (gas and water pipes, etc.), electrical systems (power and data cables), the lightning protection system and the earthing system, either directly or via lightning current arresters (SPD type 1 or type 1+2). Surge protection devices (SPDs) can guarantee a voltage limitation according to the insulation coordination.