NEMA’s Mike Leibowitz talks with Don Barta of Rea Magnet Wire about the importance of conductor softness testing in the magnet wire industry, covered in NEMA MW 820-2016 Conductor Softness Testing Methods. These methods are derived from ASTM standards but are tailored to apply to magnet wire manufacturing.
Tricia Breeger of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products discusses volt/VAR technologies. She explains the differences between traditional volt/VAR management technologies and newer VVO technologies, as well as the benefits to electric utilities of adopting these technologies.
NEMA 3SB’s Denise Pappas is back, this time discussing the new Class N pathway that appears in the 2016 Edition of NFPA 72 and its importance in the convergence of building systems for designers, installers, code officials, owners, and users of fire and life safety systems.
NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith discusses a new NEMA report, Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, which introduces microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the twenty-first century. Steve explains how microgrids are being used today, how that will change in the coming years, and what the implications are for future of the distribution grid.
Listen to Robin Duke-Woolley, an internationally recognized thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), discuss what the IoT means for manufacturers and how it compares to new terms like Industrial Internet of Things and Internet of Manufacturing.
Experts from Thomas & Betts highlight the importance of properly functioning emergency lighting systems, explain the requirements and applicable installation codes, and give a brief overview of how the latest technology can help ensure code compliance.