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March 31, 2022

EHS Managers are Increasingly Appreciated by Their Organizations, Enviro.BLR.com Survey Finds

Environmental health and safety managers are perceived as doing a valuable job by their employers. The bad news is that only half of those taking part in BLR's survey report that they regularly communicate the business value of their environmental or safety activities.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Environmental health and safety managers are perceived as doing a valuable job, with 75% of the 470 respondents in a Business and Legal Reports, Inc. online survey agreeing with the statement that their organizations see the value in their EHS activities. The trend is positive too, with 77% reporting that expectations for EHS have increased over the past 5 years. Full results of the survey conducted by Enviro.BLR.com – Making State Environmental Compliance Easier – may be downloaded at http://www.blr.com/80502500/PRS7

If increased EHS stature is the good news, however, the bad news is that only half of those taking part in the survey report that they regularly communicate the business value of their environmental or safety activities, or that they have a formal process for measuring EHS performance.

“The profession is growing in stature, and recognizes that it needs to manage toward business drivers,” said Clare Condon, managing editor of BLR’s environmental products. “The response to BLR’s survey shows that EHS professionals need to complete the cycle by finding out how to communicate the value of their environmental and safety activities to upper-level management,” Condon commented.

When asked to relay their biggest on-the-job headaches, 24% of the EHS managers surveyed listed paperwork and red tape, 14% referred to problems getting upper management buy-in, and 27% reported problems with employee training and compliance. Encouragingly enough, more managers say that their budgets are increasing (38%) than decreasing (20%).

To address these growing needs in an era of increased responsibilities, BLR’s Enviro.BLR.com provides regulatory activity tracking, plain-English analysis of EHS regulations, detailed training meetings, checklists and forms, and access to its team of expert attorneys and practitioners for 1-day compliance answers.

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for environmental, safety, HR, and compensation managers. For a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

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March 30, 2022

Industrial Equipment Users Discover Energy Efficient Direct Drive Air Compressors

Foregoing belts and gears, direct-drive air compressor systems yield electrical cost savings of up to 8%.

Michigan City, IN (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 30, 2022 -- As upper management achieves increased productivity from its headcount by mandating 40-hour-plus workweeks, today's facility managers now stand equally responsible for upping an organization's bottom line by seeking increased energy efficiency from plant equipment. In a case of "doing more with less," plant engineers are increasingly turning to direct-drive electric air compressor systems that extract greater power out of every single watt, raising the bar for efficiency in industrial equipment.

Recent innovations by manufacturers such as Sullivan- Palatek, a manufacturer of direct drive rotary screw air compressors, allow an array of manufacturing and processing plants to profit from greater energy savings in their electric motor-driven pressurized-air operations.

The efficiency benefits of these new-technology air compressor systems stem from two important design improvements. Primarily, the Sullivan-Palatek compressors utilize a direct-drive rotary screw, which eliminates unnecessary moving parts such as belts, gears and pulleys, reducing the parasitic losses attributed to belts (4-8% loss) and gears (3-5%). Secondly, these compressors employ larger rotors in the air-end assemblies that, in effect, offer a "higher displacement" so they turn slower while producing an equivalent amount of cubic feet per minute of air than smaller units.

"You get more air, at higher pressure, using less horsepower, with the newer direct-drive compressors," says Steve Van Loan, President at Sullivan-Palatek. "Other electric air compressors, particularly in the 5-100 hp range, are belt or gear driven. However, by omitting the unneeded gears and pulleys you can reduce drive-line friction and improve energy efficiency from 3-8%."

As an example, manufacturers requiring a specific amount of air flow for a given process can use a direct drive rotary screw air compressor that only requires 100 hp, as opposed to needing a belt or gear-driven system that might require 112 HP to produce the same amount of air. For a compressor running 24/7, the savings can amount to over $7000 annually, figured at the DOE national average of 8.6 cents per kWh.

Sullivan-Palatek manufactures industrial equipment such as electric and diesel driven high performance rotary screw air compressors.

Steve Van Loan
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March 29, 2022

LEDs’ Real Advantages

Solid State Lighting – the New Generation of Lighting Manufacturing LEDs, Standard LEDs, Super Flux LEDs, LEDs’ Lifetime, LEDs’ Advantages

(PRWEB) March 29, 2022 -- Rough and compact in comparison to conventional light fixtures; LEDs can be used in different applications. As light emitting diodes are entering the lighting industry more and more each day, and most of the people are still not very familiar with LEDs’ advantages and (yes!) disadvantages, a brief info about these illuminating fixtures needed to be written, in order to help potential customers to get a fair idea about what they buy...

When people decide to buy a LED lamp they will consider what all that the manufacturers are telling about their products: saving energy and reducing costs, long life, no heat and so on. But is this true? Are LEDs really so efficient? What are the real advantages of such light sources? Where is it proper to use them and where not? In order to get these answers, let’s take a look at LEDs’ real advantages.

Solid State Lighting (SSL) is what one may consider a new wave or a new generation in lighting technology as it brings a few advantages when we take into account the ways of procurement, installing, use and replacement of luminaries. SSL is supposed to be safer, environmental friendly, long lasting, flexible, energy efficient and cost-effective. When it comes to LEDs there are few characteristics to underline: a large choice of colours including RGB and a small size – so they can be embedded into tiny spaces in appliances thus giving flexibility in designs for illumination and not only; light weight and low power consumption. These special characteristics are what manufacturers point out in most of the cases, but almost all of them avoid telling how exactly LEDs should be exploited to bring real advantages.

The constant competition between famous LED manufacturers like Nichia, Cree, Lumileds, Toyoda Gosei, General Electric, Osram and many more, leads to progress and one thing is certain: LEDs and LED fixtures are taking over the traditional lighting (that includes high intensity discharge lamps, fluorescent and incandescent sources) and new high performance light emitting diodes are constantly developed.

Solid State Lighting – the New Generation of Lighting
Solid-State Lighting is the youngest lighting technology, and by now it is believed to be more efficient than incandescence and fluorescence. The efficiency is not related to the lm/W effectiveness, but this idea has a solid base if we consider that SSLs produce light at or near the visible spectrum as a result the emitted light can be utilized straight or with minor conversion. Fluorescent luminaries do not produce usable light directly – in such light sources the root is UV produced by an ionised gas inside the tube. This is transformed to visible light by phosphors coated on the inside of the tube, phosphors that will absorb the ultraviolet rays.

On the other hand, incandescent lights spend most of the energy they require in generating heat – only about 5% of the discharge being the light we see. LEDs convert approximately 25 to 35 % of the energy to light, while the rest is heat. So LEDs do produce heat, but the light they dispense is what experts call “cold light” – light near the visible part of the spectrum.

The main challenge for LED manufacturers is the efficiency of light emitting diodes versus traditional lamps when used for illumination. In this case white light is needed and white LEDs were only recently developed and the question is if they will ever be fit to create lamps that give off bright light, natural in appearance and economic. At the moment there is no such thing as an inexpensive LED lamp for illumination because producers need to overcame a very important aspect: the cost per lumen. While traditional incandescent light bulbs cost about a dollar per kilolumen, LEDs cost about 200 or more.

Expenses need to be reduced if we consider that LEDs are also inefficient when it comes to performance measured in lumens per watt. Conventional sources are able to emit 10 to 100 lm/W while LEDs achieve only 25 lm/W – producers do hope that by the end of 2007 they will be able to achieve 75 lm/W.

High power LEDs are presently developed but they do face other manufacturing problems related to the poor heat dissipation (which will decrease the LED life) and so on.

So when you consider purchasing LED lamps for illumination, think twice. LEDs are simply not ready (YET) to replace traditional lighting for all applications. A few years from now on… maybe they will achieve the desired qualities, as science is constantly developing new items, each better than the previous ones. But nowadays LEDs cannot compete with traditional light fixtures when it comes to lumen output. The natural question that follows these affirmations is: than why are LEDs considered economic? Because, as a matter of fact, they are… if used wisely.

Manufacturing LEDs
In SSL, to manufacture light emitting diodes, there are used both organic and inorganic semiconductors, therefore we can “split” the light sources attained this way in two categories: LEDs – inorganic semiconductors and OLEDs – organic semiconductors.

Light emission from inorganic semiconductors was initially observed by Henry Joseph Round who was the first scientist to observe a phenomenon called electro luminescence in a piece of Silicon Carbide (SiC) in 1907. The research was soon abandoned because the emitted yellow light was too dim. In 1962 a team from General Electric conducted by Nick Holonyak demonstrated the first light emitting diode and only six years later commercial LEDs were introduced on the market as indicator lamps (655nm red - gallium arsenide phosphide GaAsP) by Monsanto and in electronic displays by Hewlett-Packard.

In the 1980s the use of Gallium Aluminium Arsenate Phosfide (GaAlAsP) led to the first generation of super bright LEDs, first in red, than yellow and finally green. Later on, in the 1990’s, a combination of Indium Gallium Aluminium Phosphide (InGaAlP) was used to produce ultra bright LEDs red, orange, yellow and green.

Ultra bright blue Gallium Nitride (GaN) LEDs arrived in the mid 1990s, with Indium Gallium Nitride (InGaN) LEDs producing high-intensity green and blue shortly thereafter.

The blue chips were the base for white LEDs – to obtain white the emitting blue chip is coated with fluorescent phosphors (one of the manufacturing procedures). The same procedure is used to create other colours such as aqua or pink.

Standard LEDs
So far is clear that in order to manufacture LEDs inorganic semiconductors are needed. The composition of an LED is quite simple: generally a square diode chip is encased in a special epoxy, plastic, resin or ceramic housing. This tiny chip is mounted in a “cup” that will “mirror” the light produced by the passage of electrons in the semiconductor central part via the conductor material. A typical LED has two pins one longer than the other. The longer pin is the anode, or the positive segment, while the short pin is the cathode.

The LED housing can have different sizes or shapes which, along with other factors such as the size of the LED chip and the distance between this one and the epoxy lens and the shape of the reflector cup, will determine the viewing angle of the emitted light beam.

The combination of chemical elements used to produce the diode chip, along with the energy expanded to generate each photon, determine the wavelength, therefore the colour of the light. LEDs are currently available in the entire spectrum starting with the near infrared to the recently produced ultraviolet.

LED light is generally monochromatic – when only one chip is used. Multicolour LEDs are made by incorporating two or more different colour chips in the same epoxy package. Speaking about multi chip technology, another procedure of attaining white light is given by the three-chip technique – in which case white light is a mixture of the three primary colours: red, green and blue, blended in the right percentage.

The red, green and blue chips are mounted in the same package but can be individually controlled thus allowing different colour mixtures and the creation of other colours. RGB LEDs are used more and more today in the entertainment industry due to their ability to mix colours and create different light effects.

Super Flux LEDs
The four-pin design gives Super Flux LEDs a very important advantage over the traditional two-pin light emitting diodes: neither shock nor vibration will harm the LED or disconnect it from the electrical contact. The pins of the two-pin LEDs can easy brake when employed in items that are often exposed to heavy shock.

Another advantage given by super flux LEDs is the low thermal resistance. Mostly super flux LEDs are believed to have the lowest thermal resistance available for a through-hole light emitting diode, due to their large lead-frame design – a very good feature for high performance applications.

These LEDs are also known under other names: Spider LEDs or Piranha LEDs and they give a fine flux and intensity needed for the printed circuit board platform. This quality allows the creation of robust light fixtures with a low system cost while using average assembly equipment. The choice of viewing angles increases also the number of possible applications: from automotive to spectacular lighting designs, basically there is no LED application where these products cannot fit.

LEDs’ Lifetime
It is commonly stated that LEDs last more than 50,000 hours, and some manufacturers affirm that LEDs can last up to 100,000 operating hours. The main problem is that LEDs do not simply stop working. Rated life cannot be measured as we do with traditional lamps. In fact no one stood near some LEDs in a laboratory and waited till one LED failed. Still, there are other ways to test the “life” of an LED. LEDs will last very long because there is no filament to brake. Instead of just failing they will gradually degrade in performance over time. High quality LEDs are predicted to still deliver more than 60% of the initial light intensity also after 50,000 continuous operating hours. When their presumed lifespan is over it is possible that they still emit some light. In order to keep an LED “alive” it is necessary to sink or to drive the heat away from the LED chip. Heat is one of the main reasons why LEDs fail.

LEDs themselves are evaluated for a life of thousands and thousands of hours, but this doesn't ensure that the products manufactured with LEDs will last that long. Defective handling and soldering can simply “kill” LEDs. For instance if the current goes over the manufacturer endorsement the LEDs can become brighter, however the increased heat can shorten their life. Luminaries realized with LEDs require a good knowledge of the features light emitting diodes have, solid light technology expertise, engineering skills and a lot of creativity.

With the LED lifespan issue already clarified, and with the shadow tossed over their efficiency when it comes to cost per lumen, one might ask “than why do people think LEDs are so great?”

For the reason that they can already do things former light sources cannot!

So their size is small. That makes them extremely versatile and as a result they can be configured in different patterns to achieve any shape designers think of. In some applications hidden lights will create a mystical atmosphere or just give the impression of natural while, in fact, they are artificial means. Concealed soft lights are not only mysterious, but stimulate the subconscious and lead to meditation, relaxing the inner self, creating a sense of wonder. Being able to conceal LEDs where larger lamps cannot be hidden gives designers the possibility to develop compact light fixtures and signage items. To “hide” the light and create different patterns used to be difficult before LEDs.

Flexibility of shapes is not the main advantage – is just one of the many. Choice of colours should be on the list. There are many colours available: red, orange, amber, green, yellow, cyan, violet, blue and white, as well as bi-colour LEDs, tri-colour LEDs and RGB LEDs. Fact is that LEDs in general do not require filters to generate coloured light. Deep colours can be produces monochromatic directly from the solid-state component. Being no filter needed to create the correct colour, no light is wasted, therefore no energy is lost.

The colour an LED has is influenced by the semiconductor material and not by the epoxy housing. Still the epoxy packages can be also coloured and available as diffused or transparent. Most of the LEDs are available in uncoloured housings which can be either milky or water clear.

RGB LEDs are yet the light emitting diodes that can give the users the largest amount of choices. Using the multi chip technology (as the bi and tri-colour LEDs) their functionality is still increased due to some very important features. First of all, as already mentioned in the previous chapter, each LED chip is individually controlled, so by combining their emissions millions of colours can be created with no need of diffusing filters as used for other light sources mainly to give the emitted light the appearance of homogeneous.

This leads us to another very important advantage LEDs show over the traditional lamps: control. There are many important aspects to underline if we speak about how to control LEDs – and this is the main advantage.

RGB technology is revolutionizing the lighting industry at the very moment. Architecture illumination has new meanings and this happens due to the dynamic light effects that can be controlled in so many different ways: from the simple touch of a button to more complicated means such as DMX 512 light mixing consoles. Infinite varieties of effects are available for so many applications that is almost hard to create a fair list: wall washers, pools and fountains illumination, application in special industrial environments, home and work luminaries, entertainment light effects, signage, automotive, city beautifications, medical appliances and much, much more. Light designers know that the use of LED lighting systems makes possible an ample colour scale with hues almost impossible to achieve with the existing fixtures. They also know that they can control the LED light sources and create countless special effects whether this means an adjustable lamp of a single colour or a source able to produce digitally any colour in the spectrum. Controlling the emitted light and colour will not affect the CRI (Colour Rendering Index) – because, unlike the other illumination technologies, with LEDs the CRI is not intensity dependent.

When it comes to control, let’s not forget a very important feature LEDs have: they are fully dimmable (from 100% to 0%) thus making possible the optimisation of the light intensity to be appropriate for every employment of the LED source. The dimming is done through PWM drivers (pulse width modulation via digital control which is the most commonly used method) and the emitted colour is independent of the set intensity. Nothing happens to the LEDs’ wavelength while dimming, the colour remains the same, only the brightness changes. This goes also for the situation when an LED grows “old” and looses efficiency. Dimming will not shorten the life of an LED, as it happens with repeatedly dimmed fluorescent tubes, on the contrary: it might extend it because it reduces the operating temperature inside the light source.

Still speaking about “control”, a very important aspect is that LEDs have almost instant “turn on” times, with no flickering and an immediate arriving at the emitted wavelength – that makes LEDs perfect for security applications, including emergency lighting and traffic signage. This feature is as important it the RGB colour changing systems for dynamic effects and the synchronization of the LEDs in the system.

Another important feature a manufacturer will underline about LEDs is that they are low-voltage light sources. This feature is the “guilty” one when people rush into buying LEDs as economic means of illumination. Indeed, taken individually, LEDs used for illumination need between 2V to 4V DC (direct current), but if the LEDs are connected in series to form an array the required voltage increases according to the number of LEDs. In short: one LED doesn’t consume a lot, but many of these tiny devices do. Generally single colour LED products draw less than 5 watts, some less than a watt. Safety lighting (exit signs) and emergency lighting are using more and more light sources based on LED technology, thanks to the energy savings (perfect for battery back-up systems), less maintenance and longer life than conventional lamp technology.

In order to get the proper amount of direct current LEDs need a device able to convert the incoming AC power to the required DC voltage. Another aspect is that LEDs must be protected against the voltage fluctuations during operation. This is why my-tronic GmbH’s engineers (and all the LED engineers, of course) use special drivers to convert different voltages in low-voltage DC power and to protect the LEDs from line-voltage fluctuations. The LED drivers may be constant voltage types (such as 10V, 12V) or constant current types (350mA, 700mA) and can run specific LED arrays or ordinary LEDs. It really depends on the application where these light sources are needed. The drivers are rated for a maximum load that must be respected. And also the LEDs are very vulnerable. For instance if a wrong voltage driver is used to operate an array, the device will either not lit up or it will run at higher currents than projected. For example a 12V driver used for a 10V LED array shortens significantly the life of the device.

Some other significant advantage LEDs have over traditional light sources is the environment friendliness. There are a few important aspects to underline:

LEDs are made from non toxic materials, unlike the fluorescent tubes. There is no mercury in the source so the pollution danger is inexistent. Besides, LEDs are recyclable.

If not produced as IR LEDs, these diodes emit electromagnetic energy in the visible part of the spectrum. Incandescent bulbs emit a lot of energy in the “invisible” part of the spectrum – the infrared part, which, although it cannot be seen, it can be felt as heat. With virtually no heat emission in the light beam, LEDs are perfect for applications where incandescent bulbs may constitute a safety hazard or may just damage sensitive materials (food for instance). Still, as already explained, LEDs are getting hot – it is only the emitted light which is “cold”. What is getting hot is the diode chip itself, because, unlike what manufacturers usually say, LEDs convert only up to 25% of the energy they need into light – the rest, as with incandescent sources, is lost. But 25% is still better than only 5%, and on a long term this is how the savings are calculated. Infrared increases air conditioning costs, decreases environmental comfort, and when reflected off reading surfaces increases eyestrain. Lack of infrared solves these problems. LEDs provide cool light and safe-to-touch illumination fixtures.

If not produced as UV LEDs, or white LEDs created with the UV technology, light emitting diodes contain no ultraviolet. Ultraviolet light can damage materials, cause colour changes and harm living organisms in many ways. For example plants overexposed to UV light reduce size and are more susceptible to specific diseases. LED technology has eliminated the harmful components from the light sources. In museums and other applications where UV may cause a lot of damage, LEDs are the lights “saving the day”.

The energy savings as part of the environmental friendliness issue are explained by the technology used to produce light: LEDs place light exactly where needed. LEDs produce luminosity through a straight, electricity-to-light conversion, and because they are directional light sources a photon should never be wasted. Standard sources such as incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent lights are omni directional (emitting light in all directions). To lead the beam to a specific item desired to be illuminated, light has to be redirected using secondary optics or reflectors and when a light beam is reflected it looses some of its intensity, resulting in an energy waste.

To be able to direct the light where needed relates to another important attribute of LEDs: choice of viewing angles. The LED housing can have different sizes or shapes which, along with other factors such as the size of the LED chip and the distance between this one and the epoxy lens and the shape of the reflector cup, will determine the viewing angle of the emitted light beam. Basically LEDs can come in any viewing angle up to 180°, unlike an omni directional lamp, which has a 360° light emission.

And let’s not forget LEDs ability to “cold start”. LEDs love the cold, down to – 40°C. Other light sources do not operate proper in cold environments without expensive drivers required to enable ignition at low temperatures. With this quality LEDs are on/off controllable without specially designed circuitry thus engineers can simplify the system design while reducing the costs for special drivers.

Nowadays there are already available on the market LED lamps with an efficacy of 60 lm/W. (Enlux Lighting, winner of the 2004 edition of Lightfair’s Energy and LED Lamp Awards, showcased a new LED floodlight that generates light equal to a 60-watt incandescent flood, while utilizing one-third of the power and offering longer life. ). We can conclude that LED technology evolves on the right path.

SSL is still a young technology and LEDs are still what one may call pioneers. So it is expected that we will soon witness spectacular improvements, as LEDs will become increasingly brighter and this new technology will probably develop the best light source ever – the potential LEDs have is huge. There are so many lighting companies researching and testing these products that keeping up to date and dealing with SSL-technology can be considered more than just a full time job.

With so many qualities and advantages, one may ask still: why do LEDs still cost so much?

First of all because they are a new technology and the production costs are still high. These costs will decrease in time as the manufacturers improve their production facilities. Currently a lot of research and development is going on in the world of LEDs, as the quest for brighter and more efficient sources is not over. Still, although they do cost a lot when purchased, on the long run LEDs are significantly inexpensive if the maintenance, lifespan and energy savings are taken into account. Yet the cost and the amount of LEDs necessary to match or enhance fluorescent lighting points up that there are developments to be made on the intensity and costs of the LEDs. Within the next 2 to 4 years, the industry expects to be competitive.

Are LEDs prepared to come into the light field of regular lamps? The answer still oscillates between “yes” and “no”. In spite of all the pros and contras LEDs are a young lighting technology. They can still be costly and the light amount needed to replace most traditional lamps simply isn’t here up till now.

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March 28, 2022

More Electrical Contractors Outsourcing Labor

Electrical contractors are looking for ways to trim costs, save time and return focus to their core business practices.

(PRWEB) March 26, 2022 -- Electrical contractors are throwning their hands - and tools - in the air for good reason. Faced with meeting deadlines at the job site, they are also struggling to keep pace with the overwhelming demands of human resource management. Toss in rising Worker's Compensation and liability insurance rates to turn faces bright red. Electrical contractors are asking, “What can I do to stop the chaos?”

The word is out, find a specialized electrical labor staffing firm and return to the core business process – electrical contracting. Strategy Construction Company, a Colorado Springs, CO based niche staffing company is leading electrical contractors out of the dark. They are electricians, an electrical contractor, are HR staffing experts and offer more than 34 years experience in the electrical trade.

Since Strategy Construction Company, not the client electrical contractor is the employer, functions like payroll, tax withholding, Social Security, Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance deductions, health insurance, and other benefits, if any, are handled. The staffing company also prepares required tax reports, distributes W-2s to electricians, and does all the other paper-shuffling tasks imposed on employers by government. Temporary electricians are a flexible addition rather than a part of permanent overhead. This eliminates unexpected and often demoralizing layoffs. It also eliminates Worker’s Compensation and unemployment payments the electrical contractor would otherwise have to process, contest or par. In this cyclical industry, it is a big plus!

Electrical contractors, specifically those with minimal office and staff support and inadequate time to attract, screen and assess qualifications, background and work history of electricians. In contrast, most staffing companies have a time invested and well-developed rapport with the electricians that are recommended for placement to a given job site. This includes full understanding of their skill, past performance level and facilitates the probability of a more successful and faster placement. In addition, turnaround time between a request and arrival of help at the job site is much faster. Longer lead-time allows a more skill selective process to occur and is critical in planning future projects. Electrical contractors also enjoy the benefits of hiring temporary electricians for positions that will ultimately become permanent. They can evaluate the electrician before making a commitment to hire full-time.

It is a win-win situation! Collaborating with a staffing service, electrical contractors can better manage project management goals, materials ordering, interface with key personnel and still have time for other unexpected events during busy weeks, without having to pay overtime to core employees. Juggling between a job site and personnel is no longer necessary. Now, with one phone call, an effective and time-saving solution is provided. Use the time saved to generate additional revenue and grow!

For more information on electrical staffing services, call author at (866)574-1881.

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March 24, 2022

Cenergies Unlimited Launches the [email protected]

A home and office energy savings device that can save up to 20% on electricity bills by displaying energy spending in real-time. The [email protected]™ also shows greenhouse gas emissions so that by understanding the damage to the environment, the consumer is able to cut their energy usage on several levels.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- With the United States experiencing record high energy prices and with the approaching summer heat, the U.S. is sorely in need of a simple device that monitors spending on electricity and puts valuable information in the hands of the individual consumer. The [email protected]™ is just that device.

The [email protected]™ is a simple to use, wireless monitor that displays a home or office’s total energy spend in real time. When an appliance, air conditioner or even a light bulb is turned on, the [email protected]™ immediately senses the increased energy load and displays in real-time the resulting cost and kilowatts per hour being consumed. It can even display the amount of green house gas that is attributed to the current energy consumption. Armed with this information, the consumer finally has a simple way to monitor and effectively conserve electricity, save dollars and reduce the burden on the environment.

Kent Nelson, President of Cenergies Unlimited, a distribution company that specializes in energy saving and “green” devices states: “Over time, the [email protected]™ builds a keen awareness of what things cost to run and thus encourages conservation. We’re excited about the [email protected]™ because with a little effort, it can have a real impact on the customer’s electric bill.”

The [email protected]™ also is equipped with an alarm that can be set to sound when consumption exceeds a preset limit, as well as a digital thermometer and humidity sensor, all packaged in an attractive case that measures about four inches square.

Nelson also notes the energy auditing capabilities of the product “Essentially the [email protected]™ enables the consumer to isolate individual appliances such as a refrigerator, electric dryer or air conditioner compressor and accurately determine how much energy each are using. It is then simple to compare that existing appliance to modern, more efficient units and to make an informed decision as to whether it makes sense to invest in a new Energy Star rated product. You’ll be shocked at how much more you’re spending using that 20 year-old dryer.”

The [email protected]™ is available for purchase at $130.00 by calling 877-227-2922 or online at www.cenergies.com where more information about the product is available. The [email protected]™ is also available to wholesale customers. The [email protected]™ must be installed by an electrician. Cenergies Unlimited has partnered with Mr. Electric, a nation-wide electrical service company for installation if desired.

Contact information:
Sarah Binion, Marketing Director Cenergies Unlimited 512.530.2545
Cenergies Unlimited
9501 Cargo Ave, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78719

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WEEE Directive – Is Your Business Prepared?

A new free service has been launched to help businesses co-ordinate both the disposal and acquisition of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) across the UK.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Under the EU's WEEE Directive, from August 2005, all UK businesses will be required, by law, to re-use and recycle 100% of their end-of-life electrical equipment. Failure to comply with this legislation will result in a fine or even imprisonment.

“The first problem businesses will encounter when trying to comply with the legislation is to find a WEEE recycler that matches all of their individual requirements. This could take days of searching for, and contacting recyclers for quotes. Our new and unique systems allow businesses to reduce search time to minutes rather than days.” – Lee Sykes - Director of Operations

The WEEE Recycling Directory is a unique website that contains two main areas. The first is the directory of WEEE recyclers across the UK and the second is the WEEE Tenders & Collections section.

The WEEE Recycling Directory ensures that users can quickly search for a recycler in their area by specifying the type of equipment, such as IT Equipment, Fluorescent tubes etc. and the location from which it is to be collected. Other specialist criteria can also be stipulated, for instance, to donate the equipment to charity or the requirement to wipe hard disks to military standards.

Visit http://www.weeedirectory.com for the latest information regarding how to comply with the WEEE Directive and to search for a WEEE recycler in your area.

Notes to Editor:
1. The WEEE Recycling Directory aims to provide a central resource and service for WEEE. To benefit both businesses and recyclers and to provide an environment where the recycling business can grow.
The WEEE Recycling Directory website is maintained by LJS Media, an independent organisation that creates website services. This enables LJS Media to offer the WEEE Recycling Directory service with no bias to any recyclers or businesses, enabling a business searching for a service to obtain the most competitive quote possible.
2. All of the services on the website are free of charge. The website is paid for through advertising.

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March 16, 2022

New M2M Data Collector to Forward Data to a Central Server

The product is used in M2M and Remote Device Management applications. It connects to devices in the field and forwards data via infrastructure such as GSM, GPRS, Ethernet etc to a central server.

Halmstad, Sweden (PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- IntelliCom is proud to announce the release of the new NetBiter® Data Collector (NDC) for M2M and Remote Device Management applications. The new NDC is part of IntelliCom’s M2M solution for automation and other control applications.

The new product connects to devices in the field and forwards data via infrastructure such as GSM, GPRS, Ethernet etc to a central server.

With the NDC you can network-enable your devices anywhere in the world and integrate them into the enterprise. At anytime you can access critical information about operational status, diagnostics, service requirements, alarms etc. Or just simply monitor and control your devices and automation processes easy, secure and fast from your office, hotel room or at any location of your choice.

As default the NDC supports the standard serial protocol Modbus RTU, but any serial protocol can be used.

More information here: http://www.intellicom.se/M2M_Data_Collector.shtml?20

Please contact IntelliCom to learn about how your organization can benefit from our M2M / Remote Device Management solutions

About IntelliCom Innovation AB:
IntelliCom Innovation AB (www.intellicom.se) is a leading company in Scandinavia who develops products and solutions for embedded web/Ethernet applications, M2M, Remote Device Management and protocol converters. We offer more than 30 products supporting Ethernet, Modbus, GSM/GPRS, LonWorks, Metasys, Profibus, CAN etc. Our customers are represented all over the world, such as Hitachi (Japan), Rockwell (USA) and Schneider (France).

Press contact
Henrik Ebeklint
Managing director
+46(0)35-17 29 92

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March 14, 2022

Knowlent Announces Opal Electrical Verification Platform and Support for PCI Express, Serial ATA

Knowlent Corporation, a silicon-valley based Electronic Design Automation and Intellectual Property startup, today announced Opal - industry’s first electrical verification platform for high-speed interface verification. The rapid adoption of high-speed interface technology has led to a significant change in interface verification requirements. Designers now have to thoroughly verify the electrical layer of the interface because this layer is most vulnerable to failures at higher speeds. Until now, interface verification offerings were limited to functional level. With Opal, electrical verification is now available to complement functional.

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- Opal Electrical Verification Platforms directly address this growing market demand for comprehensive electrical verification of interfaces. By providing persistent test bench setups for each specification measurement, consistent, reliable and complete coverage is obtained. A process that took weeks to complete is now accomplished in days with consistent results.

“Verification platforms and the verification IP market is established for the digital design side. There is now a very clear need for electrical verification platforms and the associated electrical verification IP”, said Sandipan Bhanot, CEO of Knowlent Corporation. “We are fortunate to be leading this change in the industry with the support of our customers and partners.”

Knowlent will be releasing Opal Electrical Verification Platforms for various standard interfaces in tandem with the customer demand. The company announced today that it has released Opal PCI Express EVP and Opal Serial ATA EVP.

“ARM’s high-speed PHYs are at the forefront of the high-performance interface IP market. Our customers hold us to a high standard of quality, and Knowlent's OPAL EVP tools play an important role in helping us achieve that standard," said Callan Carpenter, ARM’s VP and GM of PHY Solutions. "The OPAL PCI Express EVP helped us save valuable time during the design of our 3G PHY, and introduced a measure of independence between the design and verification process - an important characteristic of any good verification strategy. We anticipate working closely with Knowlent as they develop EVPs to support additional interface standards.”

“High-speed interface design is truly becoming the bottleneck in overall system performance. Making the interfaces run correctly at multi-gigahertz rates across the silicon, package and board variations is a challenge that is high on the list of many executives. Knowlent is solving a very important problem”, said Jim Hogan, EDA veteran and general partner, Telos Ventures. “Industry observers and investors are watching this space very closely – this could be a big opportunity."

Additionally, the company announced that it has completed its first round of funding. The amount will provide a significant step for future growth. Investors include Denali Software Inc., AsiaTech Ventures and recognized industry leaders from the Silicon Valley hi-tech investment community.

"Denali is the market leader in chip interface design verification technologies at the digital level. We see Knowlent as completing the verification stack for standard interfaces by providing solutions for the electrical layer.” said Sanjay Srivastava, CEO of Denali Software Inc. "Their offerings are complementary to ours and we are partnering to develop value-added solutions for our customers." As part of the recent financing, Mr. Srivastava joined the Board of Directors of Knowlent.

Opal PCI Express and Opal Serial ATA EVPs are available now. Supported platforms include Solaris and Linux. Pricing starts at $65,000 for a one-year license.

About Knowlent Corporation
Knowlent Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit Knowlent at www.knowlent.com or call (408) 748-0600

All trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Knowlent Corporation

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Research and Markets : Superconductivity - Rapidly Emerging Technology in the Electric Industry

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c13764) has announced the addition of Superconductor Applications For the Electric Industry to their offering.

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c13764) has announced the addition of Superconductor Applications For the Electric Industry to their offering.

This report is a comprehensive study of Superconductor technology. The report takes a wide-ranging look at the current and future state of Superconductors and addresses how they can and are being used to help resolve problems in the electric power industry.

The report:
- Describes what superconductors are and how they work
- Identifies the power industry conditions that are driving the development of superconductor technology
- Explains the superconducting applications that are relevant to the energy industry
- Details the government-sponsored programs that are driving superconductor R&D;
- Highlights the industry organizations that support superconductor technology
- Reveals the industry initiatives currently applying superconductors to electric power
- Profiles key companies and national labs involved in superconducting

Contents covered include:
- Business Drivers
- Superconductor Technology
- Energy-Related Superconducting Applications
- Government Sponsored Superconductor Programs
- Industry Organizations Supporting Superconductors
- U.S. Government Supported HTS Programs and Activities
- Company Profiles
- National Laboratory Profiles

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c13764

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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March 09, 2022

Protonex and Millennium Cell Deliver ‘Industry First’ to U.S. Air Force

Southborough, MA and Eatontown, NJ--March 9, 2005-- Protonex Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance fuel cell power sources for portable and remote applications, and Millennium Cell Inc. (NASDAQ: MCEL), a leading developer of hydrogen energy systems, announced that they have delivered to the U.S. Air Force the industry’s first fully-integrated 30 Watt portable fuel cell power system fueled by chemical hydride cartridges.

Southborough, MA and Eatontown, NJ (PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- Protonex Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance fuel cell power sources for portable and remote applications, and Millennium Cell Inc. (NASDAQ: MCEL), a leading developer of hydrogen energy systems, announced that they have delivered to the U.S. Air Force the industry’s first fully-integrated 30 Watt portable fuel cell power system fueled by chemical hydride cartridge.

This portable power system, (referred to as P1), is the first deliverable under a previously announced U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Dual Use Science and Technology (DUST) contract awarded to Protonex. The system integrates Millennium Cell’s hydrogen energy system into Protonex’s PEM fuel cell platform to provide a fuel cell power source for soldiers on extended field missions.

"The delivery of P1 midway through the DUST program represents a significant milestone in the development of soldier power systems,” said Thom Reitz, Research Leader, Fuel Cells for the Air Force Research Lab. “The Air Force is very interested in evaluating this system as a means for significantly reducing the overall power system weight burden carried by the war fighter. We are looking forward to testing P1 and providing feedback to advance the technology to the next readiness level for the final deliverable due later in 2005.”

The P1 unit represents a substantial improvement in energy density and cost over the batteries currently used by the U.S. Military. Today, to fulfill the requirement for 30 Watts of continuous power for a 72-hour mission, soldiers carry 13 primary batteries weighing over 29 pounds. The P1 system is capable of meeting these power requirements at less than 50% of the weight (including fuel cell platform and snap-in fuel cartridges).

“Protonex and Millennium Cell are delighted to deliver a superior power solution to the U.S. Air Force that provides both performance and cost advantages over incumbent battery technology,” said Scott Pearson, CEO, Protonex. “The P1 units clearly demonstrate the value and utility of our fuel cell systems for portable military applications and keep us on the path for potential deployment.”

”This is an important milestone for both companies,” commented Adam Briggs, Senior Vice President, Millennium Cell. “Later in 2005, we expect to deliver a next generation system to the Air Force that will further reduce the weight of the power system with its cartridges to less than 10 pounds. The benefits of this power solution will also be attractive in many other military and commercial markets that need reliable, long lasting sources of energy.”

About Protonex Technology Corporation
Established in 2000, Protonex manufactures long duration, portable and remote power sources. Protonex provides complete power solutions to OEM customers for portable and remote off-grid applications underserved by existing battery, generator, solar and other power technologies. The company’s innovative fuel cell products complement existing power technologies and are utilized in hybrid designs for customer applications in the 10 to 500 Watt power range. For more information, visit http://www.protonex.com.

About Millennium Cell
Millennium Cell Inc. is engaged in the development of next generation hydrogen energy systems for use primarily in portable electronic devices for the consumer, medical, military and industrial markets. These energy systems offer runtime, weight, safety and cost advantages in an attractive form factor versus existing solutions. Millennium Cell is developing this technology in partnership with corporate and government entities. For more information, visit http://millenniumcell.com.

Millennium Cell Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements:
This press release may include statements that are not historical facts and are considered” forward-looking” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect Millennium Cell’s current views about future events and financial performance and are subject to risks. Investors should not rely on forward-looking statements because they are subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from Millennium Cell’s expectations, and Millennium Cell expressly does not undertake any duty to update forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the cost and timing of development of Millennium Cell’s hydrogen fuel storage and delivery system; the cost and commercial availability of the quantities of raw materials required by the hydrogen fuel storage and delivery systems; and other factors discussed under the caption “Investment Considerations” in Millennium Cell’s Annual Report on Form 10 K for the year ended December 31, 2021

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March 04, 2022

Welcome to Convert-A-Phase, Inc. for Shopping Phase Converter Online

Convert-A-Phase, Inc. - Providing you with premium rotary phase converter at affordable prices.

(PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- If you are in search of high-end converters for your compressors, pumps, elevators, metal/woodworking machines for use in factories, woodworking workshops and processing plants, we serve you best with our rotary 3 phase converters. Our designs have gone through the rigorous Underwriters Laboratories testing and approval [Ind. Cont. Eq. 75U6], which means we serve you with the best power transmission equipments.

While the static phase converter drives a single motor, limit the motor's torque and give less output when compared to 3 phase converters, we have come up with rotary 3 phase converter items, specifically designed for optimal phase conversion efficiency and endurance for industrial grade tools.

Operating from California, USA, we provide "Green Line" and "Silver Line" converters while the technology behind our 3 phase rotary converters are presented as follows :

1. Using the same components of electric motors, we have added the best features to redesiged those components (rotor, laminations and winding density)
2. More efficient phase conversion is ensured

A few of the salient features of our phase converter -
A. Our Converter Rotor Assembly : The "heart" of our converter has been specifically designed for optimal Phase conversion efficiency and endurance. Featuring our proprietary armature design, our converters operate cool and quiet.
B. American Made Quality : Manufactured in the USA to our specifications by Baldor Electric Co. and Marathon Electric, both trusted names in quality motor manufacturing. Final assembly and check out is performed at our facility to maintain the highest quality and performance control.
C. Patented Design / Leading Edge Technology : Convert-A-Phase has secured the first two patents pertaining to phase converters in sixteen years! (US Patents: 4,777,421 & 4,656,575)
D. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Seal of Approval " (Ind. Cont. Eq. 75U6 / File # 107960)" Granted to Convert-A-Phase line of Phase Converters. (Ind. Cont. Eq. 75U6) : This hard earned distinction provides our customers with a unprecedented level of confidence and peace of mind within the converter industry. Check out our competitors, you will see we have "gone the extra mile" to prove we offer the best in value and performance. "We were also instrumental in getting the National Electrical Code to introduce Article 455 and we conform to that code for specifying engineers."

Why Convert-A-Phase, Inc.?
A. Patented Phase Converter Design
B. Highest Efficiency
C. Efficient Cooling
D. Unconditional Guarantee on Parts and Labor for One Year Plus Lifetime on Rotor

To know more, contact us at our toll free no 888-739-9392 or visit our website http://www.convertaphase.com.

Address: 1022 W. Mission Avenue,
Escondido, CA 92025, USA
tollfree: 888-739-9392
phone: 760-745-4900

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March 02, 2022

Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI) Announces Addition of Greyfox Systems Product Line.

Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI), Atlanta, GA, is a leading low-voltage designer and distributor of integrated technology solutions throughout the southeast. Greyfox Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, is a respected manufacturer, pioneer and player in the home networking market.

(PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI) Announces the Addition of Greyfox Systems Product Line. Systems Distributors Inc.(SDI), Atlanta, GA, is a leading low-voltage designer and distributor of integrated technology solutions throughout the southeast. Greyfox Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, is a respected manufacturer, pioneer and player in the home networking market.

Greyfox Systems manufacturers the hubs, or nerve centers, through which structured wiring systems are brought to life. Greyfox's equipment uses easy-to-change RJ45 connectors to provide homeowner-friendly configurations.

Some of Greyfox's products include enclosures, video and phone modules, computer routers and hubs, power supplies/distribution modules, 8 ohm audio products, cameras and video servers, digital intercoms and wallplates and jacks.

SDI offers integrated technology solutions for the broad spectrum of low voltage systems, including CCTV, access control, intrusion, fire, communications and home sound systems.

Some of the major brands Systems Distributors represents are Pelco, GE Security, Digital Security Controls, Sony, Panasonic, Napco, HID, Samsung, Silent Knight, Firelite, JVC, Altronix, Aiphone, IEI, Securitron, Digimerge, System Sensor, and Bosch security products.

"We are pleased with our new association with Greyfox Systems, and we believe it will yield significant benefits for our customers in this rapidly growing market segment," said Scott Fowler, President of Systems Distributors Inc.

Systems Distributors Inc., founded in 1995, by three electronic security industry veterans, Scott Fowler, Becky Busby, and Chris Weldon, has grown into a significant distribution company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and serving primarily the southeastern states. Although a wide variety of products are sold at SDI, the focus is integrated CCTV systems where SDI has the design expertise to aid many customers with large jobs.

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New M2M Solution Based on GSM/GPRS and Ethernet/Internet

With the NetBiter® M2M Remote Device Management solution you can network-enable your devices anywhere in the world and integrate them into the enterprise. It supports GSM, GPRS, Ethernet, Internet, Telephone Modems etc

Halmstad, Sweden (PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- IntelliCom is proud to announce a new concept for M2M and Remote Device Management Solutions based on GSM, GPRS, Ethernet, Telephone Modems etc.

With our NetBiter® Remote Device Management solution you can network-enable your devices anywhere in the world and integrate them into the enterprise. At anytime you can access critical information about operational status, diagnostics, service requirements, alarms etc.
Or just simply monitor and control your devices and automation processes easy, secure and fast from your office, hotel room or at any location of your choice.

Technical and conceptual benefits?
•Scalable from a few devices up to thousands of devices
•Secure and reliable transmissions of data
•Takes advantage of existing infrastructure (GSM/GPRS, Internet, PSTN etc)
•Get location independent and access your devices from anywhere
•Open and interoperable communication interfaces, like Modbus and OPC
•Event based transmission of data
•Takes care of traditional technical problems such as firewalls, modem pools, GPRS communication etc

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