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2014-04-02 23:33:43

Satisfy OSHA's mandated safety training requirements with this intensive, practical electrical safety program. Gibbstown, NJ (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 In conjunction with Shermco Industries, the Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC) has scheduled an Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers (NFPA 70E) training class for May 6th through May 8th, 2014. The class will be held at DVSC’s New Jersey facility located at Gloucester County College Continuing Education Center, 1492...

2013-11-19 23:30:54

The CorDEX IW Series have been successfully tested against a 50kA short circuit for 1 second at 11kV. The test itself involves replicating an internal arc failure within an electrical switchgear unit with the purpose of ascertaining the ability of the CorDEX IW Series Intelligent Infrared Windows to remain attached to the equipment after an arc flash. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 CorDEX Instruments, manufacturer of high quality hand-held inspection & NDT devices for use...

New Work May Be Key To Avoiding Large-scale Power Outages
2013-09-27 12:40:33

American Institute of Physics Streamers may be great for decorating a child's party, but in dielectrics, they are the primary origin of electric breakdown. They can cause catastrophic damage to electrical equipment, harm the surrounding environment, and lead to large-scale power outages. Understanding streamers and the mechanisms behind their initiation, acceleration and branching is necessary to devise better solutions to avoid them. As recently reported in the Journal of Applied...

2013-09-19 16:26:47

WILMINGTON, Mass., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, a worker in Pennsylvania died from injuries sustained as a result of an accidental flash fire at a natural gas site and, in Minnesota, four utility linemen were badly burned by an arc flash after an underground cable was mistakenly energized. In both these incidents, OSHA heavily fined and cited the employers for not ensuring their workers were properly outfitted in flame resistant (FR) protective work clothing....

2013-07-30 20:23:19

ROME, New York, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electrical Overstress (EOS) / Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Association, also known as ESD Association, announces the 35(th) annual EOS/ESD Symposium. Register for the 35th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium September 8-13, 2013 held at the Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Benchmark your company's operation against the practices of other companies. Solve business challenges in controlling ESD by networking with other ESD...

2013-07-02 12:33:17

MEDINA, N.Y., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TREK, INC., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage power amplifiers and high-performance electrostatic instruments, sensors and monitors, will introduce its new Electrostatic Discharge Audit Kit - Model 511/1501 - at the 2013 EOS/ESD Symposium and Exhibition, September 9 - 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit Trek at Booth #310 for more information. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130702/NY41809 ) Trek's versatile ESD Audit Kit...

2013-06-18 16:26:49

Model 158A to be featured at SEMICON® West for Evaluation of Ionizers in the Semiconductor Industry and other ESD-Sensitive Environments MEDINA, N.Y., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TREK, INC., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage power amplifiers and high-performance electrostatic instruments, sensors and monitors, will introduce a new compact charged plate monitor with user-friendly features - Model 158A - at SEMICON® West 2013 being held July 9 - 11 in San Francisco....

2013-02-14 16:21:27

MEDINA, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TREK, INC., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage amplifiers and electrostatic voltmeters will introduce its newest Electrostatic Chuck Supply - Trek Model 646 - at Booth #738 at SVC TechCon 2013 being held in the Providence, Rhode Island Convention Center, April 23-24, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/NY60663 ) Trek's Model 646 offers a reliable, versatile solution for manufacturing environments where mechanical...

2012-12-10 08:28:41

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices(TM) today introduced its P0201V05 and P0402V05 ultra low capacitance electrostatic discharge (ESD) components designed to protect very high speed data interfaces. Both available in a molded ceramic package, the devices feature ultra low capacitance of only 0.15pF (I/O to GND). These features and more make the new components ideal for ESD circuit protection of very high speed data interfaces in popular electronics applications. Such...

2012-11-12 08:20:22

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices(TM) today introduced 19 new transient voltage suppressor (TVS) components specifically for electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electrical fast transient (EFT) protection in automotive electronic systems. Such automotive electronics systems include infotainment, body, chassis and power network systems. The new TVS components meet several Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q101) standards. For Infotainment network systems, ProTek...