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Energy and the Internet of Things

Martyn Williams discusses the influence of the Internet of Things in the energy sector and the role this technology will play in future-proofing the energy infrastructure in Britain

Software for smarter grids

Substation automation and substation HMI demonstrated at CIGRE Session in Paris in August

PROFINET and CC-Link IE co-operation will expand open networks

CC-Link IE and CC-Link are the dominant open automation networks in Asia, while PROFINET is favoured in Europe


Big data, big opportunities

Dan Beasley reports on how smart utilities are harnessing the inexhaustible power of data

Calibration explanation

Guidance on how to improve power plant performance with a modern calibration process

Small and fast 2A multifunction LDO regulators

For use in consumer electronics, industrial applications, communication modules, and electricity smart meters

Co-ordinating virtual power plants

PMSXpro is certified to power plant standards and facilitates the reliable monitoring, operation and control of highly distributed systems

Smart sensor solutions

Erik Christian presents an electricity sector business challenge and a compelling solution to overcome it

Process data acquisition system

Transfer protocol according to IEC 61850 facilitates fault recording in the field of energy technology

Control of water treatment in cooling towers

Transmitter/controller is designed to cut processing costs in water treatment applications, providing one device for the direct connection of a wide range of sensors

Cybersecurity: a journey, not a destination

Cybersecurity is an arms race of escalating capabilities, says Chris Evans. ‘Defenders’ of vulnerable assets must constantly reassess the situation and implement new defences

Entry-level Ethernet switch for industrial networks

Hirschmann Gigabit Ethernet switch offers flexible port options, range of software features for power and transportation industries

High-performance automation controller

Based on IEC61131-3 which reduces both development time and cost

Collect data from existing medium voltage networks

3M Sensored Termination can be retrofitted into existing switchgear to provide accurate measurements

Advanced automation offers universal solutions

Sean Ottewell reports on how advanced automation and control systems enhance activities as diverse as balance-of-plant processes, operator training, remote monitoring and cybersecurity

Variable speeds and ease of configuration top actuator demands

Advanced actuation technologies that have variable speed capabilities allow users to configure each device so that they support a wider range of requirements. Eugene McCarthy reports

Universal connectivity and the smart grid

Chris O'Dell reports on smart metering and the need for consistent connectivity

Plant availability and safety relies on automation

Generators are investing in advanced automation solutions to keep their plants working at maximum availability and safety

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