Indoor climate plays a key role in health protection, as pathogens remain in rooms for hours at typical air exchange rates in residential and office buildings. An increase in fresh air supply is recommended. To monitor and control the air quality, innovative CO2 sensors like the new XENSIV™ PAS CO2 from Infineon provide precise, cost-effective, and space-saving solutions. – EE Times
National Association of Power Engineers Is a Good Resource for Interest in Power Engineering
The National Association of Power Engineers (N.A.P.E.) was first organized in 1882 and is now the oldest active Engineering Association in the United States. For the last 135 years, NAPE has been dedicated to providing career advancement through educational opportunities to its members and the general public. Training and education through NAPE benefits both individuals and facilities alike, by keeping Power Engineers’ knowledge up-to-date, thus ensuring safer and more responsible work practices.
NAPE is an organization completely dedicated to education, the strongest tool in preventing human error when health and safety of many people depend upon the operation of engineering plants for commercial and industrial facilities.
NAPE Provides Education and Knowledge through its many chapters through the United States, as well as through its many online educational tools.
No matter the level of experience or proximity to a local Chapter, NAPE can provide Power Engineers and HVAC professionals with the necessary tools to obtain and advance their knowledge and education for safer practicing in the field.
Basic of Designing Power Substations
Power substations are the most integral part of a power utilities’ electric system. Substations make up the various electric systems – power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Power substations consist of power transformers, voltage/potential transformers, current transformers, electrical bus, foundations/structures, circuit breakers, switches, outdoor cabinets, control house, fencing, etc.
Many design aspects and processes go into engineering and designing a power substation from the ground up. This discusses the basic steps performed in planning and implementing a new substation.
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Solar Power and Battery Storage Efficiencies Continue to Improve
The Solar Power and Battery Storage Industry continues to improve with greater efficiencies and lower costs mainly from better manufacturing practices of using newer silicon type materials. Management of these renewable systems are also adding enhanced productivity and control from advanced software solutions.
CLICK HERE to try out a free and basic online Grid-Tied Solar System Calculator (by 3 Phase Associates)
The Chattanooga Engineers Club (CEC)
The Chattanooga Engineers Club (CEC) was established to promote the exchange of ideas and to learn about current developments and trends in science engineering and technology. The decades since our founding
have brought many new and better paths of communication–this web site as just one illustration!
Throughout 2017 the Executive team has wrestled with the question of how to preserve our heritage but also stay relevant to the times. Our present view of the value we can bring in our community centers on the following:
1. Engage MS & HS students to consider Engineering careersthrough STEM activities, by connecting with school guidance counselors, and facilitating business open-houses or internships.
2. Offer members Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) through speakers and presentations.
3. Expose engineers to work places, innovation centers, educational institutions, etc. by holding Tours.
4. Advise/consult/interact professionally by building relationships that find synergy.
IEEE PES Chattanooga Section Hosting Virtual STATCOM Seminar
The Chattanooga Section of IEEE was established in 1963 with the formation of IEEE, the Section has a history as old as IEEE itself. The Section exists to connect and support local professionals and students in science and engineering through networking opportunities, technical talks, and social events. The Chattanooga Section covers the following Tennessee counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie.
The Chattanooga and East TN chapters are looking at organizing a half-day workshop on STATCOMs for renewable applications and feeder STATCOM for smaller renewables and flicker mitigation as part of the IEEE PES Chattanooga Chapter. The workshop would last approximately 2-3 hours. If there is enough interest from members, the workshop would be scheduled for early 2021.
Please see the link below to a survey and let us know if you would attend the workshop.