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What is NEC 240.87?

October 15, 2020

Originally introduced in 2011, the National Electrical Code (NEC) Section 240.87 was developed to reduce clearing times when a circuit breaker without an instantaneous trip unit was installed. This section was titled “Non-Instantaneous Trip.” Later, in the 2014 revision cycle, the NEC changed this section to “Arc Energy Reduction,” and the scope was slightly changed. […]

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Introduction to Arc Flash Basics

September 22, 2020

Arc flash incidents are one of the most common and most serious hazards we face in the electrical power industry. An arc flash is the sudden release of energy caused by an electrical fault, arcing in air from one conductor to another or to ground. Arc-flash incidents are normally caused by the failure of equipment […]

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NERC PRC-005 Best Practices

September 09, 2020

NERC PRC-005 is one of the most essential standards to ensure the safety and reliability of your bulk electric system. Originally adopted in February 2005, NERC PRC-005 continues to establish documentation programs and a maintenance schedule for all protection systems. This includes automatic reclosing and sudden pressure relaying which must function properly to maintain your […]

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Considerations from your Partner in Power – Excitation Upgrades and NERC PRC-019

August 26, 2020

Are you considering installing or upgrading your facility’s excitation system or do you have plans for an AVR upgrade in your budget? Just like older relays or meters, excitation systems become obsolete and need replaced. An upgraded excitation system allows for all the modern microprocessor benefits such as event records, flexible logic and monitoring and […]

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Qualus’ Subsidiary, Power Grid Engineering, Receives National Recognition as the “Top Places to Work” by PR News

October 17, 2018

LAKE MARY, Fla (October, 17, 2018) Power Grid Engineering (PGE) is honored to have been named the “Top Places to Work” by PR News, a well-known national industry journal. This award recognizes PGE’s performance in providing opportunities for employees to grow professionally while creating an engaging and positive work environment. The winners were selected by […]

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The Founding of Qualus: CE Power and Power Grid Engineering Merge and Form New Holding Company

August 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The combination results in an industry leading provider of power engineering and field services                                                                              CINCINNATI and LAKE MARY (August 31, 2018) – CE Power and Power Grid Engineering (PGE) have combined their businesses under a newly formed holding company, Qualus Corp., creating a leading company in the outsourced power systems engineering […]

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Qualus’ Subsidiary, Power Grid Engineering, Launches Boot Camp Program to Prepare Electrical Engineers for Career Success

June 28, 2018

LAKE MARY, Fla (June 28, 2018) Power Grid Engineering, LLC (PGE) recently launched an Engineering Boot Camp program focused on protection and control design to provide comprehensive training for entry-level electrical engineers as they start their career in the utility industry. After its first Boot Camp program in 2016, geared toward field services, PGE has […]

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Computer Donations from Qualus’ Subsidiary, Power Grid Engineering, Support Schools and Non-Profits in Florida

May 30, 2018

LAKE MARY, FL (May 30, 2018) — Power Grid Engineering, LLC (PGE) has recently donated 17 laptops to Geneva School and more donations are in progress to Clearwater High School as well as other non-profit organizations to support the future-minds of our industry. As a company policy, PGE replaces desktop computers and laptops on an […]

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