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Technical News is a NHP publication that in each edition explores relevant industry topics in one clear and concise paper. This paper is a fantastic educational tool and can be a once off read or a long term resource for your future reference.

Technical News is released three times a year along with the Newsroom publication - Catch up on all our past releases below and if you would like to receive future editions, simply register below!

Latest edition: TECHNICAL NEWS | Issue #80

Technical News - Issue 79

Technical News #79

Power Factor Correction - What technology is best for you?

This Technical News explores different methods with which to correct the power factor within installations.

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Technical News - Issue 78

Technical News #78

The evolution of Switchboard Standards

Educational paper outlining standards updates and detailing industry application and variations to previous standards.

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Technical News - Issue 77

Technical News #77

Solutions to prevent overheating of critical switchgear

This Technical News discusses the overheating of critical switchgear.

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Technical News #76

Technical News #76

The evolution of Energy Management

This Technical News provides a beginners guide to Energy Management and the considerations for industry in the context of Smart Buildings.

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Technical News - Issue 73

Technical News #75

Automatic Transfer Switches in Low Voltage Applications

This Technical News discusses a number of common methods and design considerations for Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) used in low voltage power distribution systems. Within this Technical News low voltage refers to power distribution systems with voltages up to 1000VAC.

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Technical News - Issue 74

Technical News #74

High Efficiency Motors & Type 2 Coordination Motor Starting

Industry is always looking for ways to improve the efficiency and monitoring of energy. One way to do this is through the use of high efficiency induction motors, however this has caused some challenges. This white-paper is sure to help you overcome them!

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Technical News - Issue 73

Technical News #73

Distribution Substation Case Study - Monitoring, evaluation and intelligent management

This Technical News will present a detailed case study of a distribution substation installation located in a major capital city high-rise development.

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Technical News - Issue 72

Technical News #72

Is your power supply safe and secure?

This Technical Newsletter discussed risks associated with ageing switchgear and the benefits of using modern switchgear.

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Technical News - Issue 71

Technical News #71

Redundant Grid Protection for Embedded Solar PV Generators

This Technical Newsletter discusses typical grid protection requirements from the network operators and presents a number of solutions for meeting these requirements.

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Technical News - Issue 70

Technical News #70

Automation System Optimisation

This Technical News details the different ways in which a new automation system can deliver superior performance when compared to a typically older DCS.

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Technical News - Issue 69

Technical News #69

Introductory guide to hazardous areas in Australia and New Zealand
In electrical engineering, a hazardous area is defined as an environment that consists of any concentrations of flammable gases, vapours, mists or combustible dusts.

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Technical News #68

The Impacts and Applications of Functional Machine Safety Standards
In recent years the transition of international machine safety standards towards probability based design methods has occurred.

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Technical News - Issue 67

Technical News #67

Arc Faults - Safety Measures and Detection
Phenomena of Arc Faults & how to reduce injury

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Technical News - Issue 66

Technical News #66

DNP3 Architecture - Water Industry Case Study
DNP3 architctures and how they can be used

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Technical News - Issue 65

Technical News #65

Harmonics: Part 2
The link between harmonics and power factor.

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Technical News - Issue 64

Technical News #64

Harmonics: Part 1
Where they come from, the problems they cause and how to reduce their effects.

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Technical News - Issue 63

Technical News #63

Renewable Energy: Part 2
Solar, Wind and the Future for Renewable

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Technical News - Issue 62

Technical News #62

Renewable Energy: Part 1
What does it all mean?

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Technical News - Issue 61

Technical News #61

Ensuring low voltage air circuit breakers are fit for service.

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Technical News - Issue 60

Technical News #60

Exposing the confusion of key surge parameters.

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Technical News - Issue 59

Technical News #59

Drives: benefits, operation, pitfalls and harmonic solutions.

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Technical News - Issue 58

Technical News #58

Industrial networking with Ethernet/IP.

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Technical News - Issue 57

Technical News #57

The Power of Copper.

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Technical News - Issue 56

Technical News #56

Electrical Arcs, Beauty and the Beast.

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Technical News - Issue 55

Technical News #55

Will it turn you off?

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Technical News - Issue 54

Technical News #54

Control voltages for contactors.

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Technical News - Issue 53

Technical News #53

Taking care of business - prevention is better than cure.

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Technical News - Issue 52

Technical News #52

Terminal Termperatures - How hot are they?

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PDF Technical News #51 - Electrical design considerations for commercial buildings
PDF Technical News #50 - NHP still delivering on it's promise
PDF Technical News #49 - The modern SCADA system
PDF Technical News #48 - VSD installation techniques
PDF Technical News #47 - Output chokes for use with variable speed drives
PDF Technical News #46 - Cable considerations
PDF Technical News #45 - Thermal simulation of switchgear
PDF Technical News #44 - Automation in a technological world
PDF Technical News #43 - Is your switchboard in good form
PDF Technical News #42 - Keeping in contact
PDF Technical News #41 - Circuit breakers working together
PDF Technical News #40 - Confused about which RCD you should be choosing
PDF Technical News #39 - Motor protection & the wiring rules
PDF Technical News #38 - Where did the 10 Volts go
PDF Technical News #37 - Is your copper flexible
PDF Technical News #36 - Does your CT measure up
PDF Technical News #35 - Improving star-delta protection
PDF Technical News #34 - Keep Cool (Derating)
PDF Technical News #33 - A leak to earth can be electric
PDF Technical News #32 - Keep your cables cool
PDF Technical News #31 - Another step in electrical safety
PDF Technical News #30 - Controlling high short circuit currents with current limiting circuit breakers
PDF Technical News #29 - EMCs - What is all the noise about
PDF Technical News #28 - How does electrical equipment rate
PDF Technical News #27 - The quality switchboard
PDF Technical News #26 - RCDs are saving lives
PDF Technical News #25 - Terminations, good or bad
PDF Technical News #24 - Power factor, what is it
PDF Technical News #23 - Talk about torque
PDF Technical News #22 - What's different about safety
PDF Technical News #21 - Pollution of the airwaves
PDF Technical News #20 - Some don't like it hot
PDF Technical News #19 - The thinking contactor
PDF Technical News #18 - Putting the PLC in control
PDF Technical News #17 - Electrical surges can be expensive
PDF Technical News #16 - Application guide to lamp selection
PDF Technical News #15 - Start in the correct gear
PDF Technical News #14 - Taking the hiss out of DC switching
PDF Technical News #13 - Liquid resistance starter developments
PDF Technical News #12 - Electrical life of contactors
PDF Technical News #11 - Do not forget the motor protection
PDF Technical News #10 - AC variable frequency drives and braking
PDF Technical News #9 - Utilisation categories
PDF Technical News #8 - IP ratings what do they mean?
PDF Technical News #7 - Quick guide to fault levels
PDF Technical News #6 - Contactor operating speed
PDF Technical News #5 - Set the protection
PDF Technical News #4 - Soft start for generator loads
PDF Technical News #3 - Contactor failure
PDF Technical News #2 - Non-standard contactor applications
PDF Technical News #1 - Welcome to the inaugural edition of NHP technical news

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