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Power Quality and Harmonics: Causes and Effects

Harmonic Distortion Harmonic Distortion is described as the interference in an AC power signal created by frequency multiples of the sine wave. Total Harmonic Distortion is used as a measure ...

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Power Quality surveys are becoming increasingly important

Power Quality is more problematic than ever. This is increasingly the case as modern industrial and data centers use equipment that is both very sensitive to poor power quality and ...

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EU Directive Article 8

EU Energy Efficiency Directive

What is it? This EU directive (Article 8) is designed to encourage large enterprises to focus on their energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and multiple benefits of energy efficiency. Are ...

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IEEE 1584 2nd Edition Affects Arc Flash Analyses

The revised IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations was published on 30th November 2018, bringing many changes to the method of calculating prospective arc flash incident energy ...

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Reducing aRC FLASH

Reducing Arc Flash Incident Energy – Arc Relays

How to reduce the severity of an arc flash relay event by over 80% even in areas of tight protection coordination constraints Arc flash relay levels also known as Incident ...

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Lockout Tagout Safety Awareness 

Lockout Tagout, are you up to date?

Upgrading your energy processes on site? Has it been captured in your LOTO procedures? Controlling Your Hazards – Keeping it up to date is vital! When we take a closer ...

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Understanding Arc Flash mitigation

The definition of mitigation is ‘to make milder, less severe or less violent.’ When applied to electrical workplace safety, arc flash mitigation involves taking steps to minimise the level of ...

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The client’s journey to electrical safety

What is Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release of energy caused by an electrical short circuit between two energised conductors or an energised conductor and earth. The ...

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Premium Power Engineering Graduate Programme

Student Spotlight: “Problem solving is the core of engineering. Real problems are challenging, and never straight forward.”

Premium Power take on a number of students and graduates throughout the year. In this Student Spotlight series we hear from students at the end of their internship about their ...

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Arc flash and PPE

Arc Flash and PPE Three things to know when calculating arc flash hazard

Premium Power’s Barry Nicholson considers PPE and arc flash hazard – what do you need to know to ensure your personal protective clothing matches the risk presented? 1. PPE – ...

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Arc Flash and Isolation

2nd Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference – Manchester UK

The  2nd Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference organised by IDC Technologies was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester last week. The objective of this conference was to provide ...

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Switchgear Doors - What level of protection do they offer?

Switchgear doors – what level of protection do they offer?

Pat MacNally, Premium Power’s Compliance Manager considers the issue of switchgear doors and how much protection they may offer a worker during an electrical arcing incident. During our work as ...

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