Patrolling high-voltage electricity transmission networks by road and manually operating sub-stations are passé. Beginning this month, the Rs 12,700-crore PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) will roll out a scheme for air-surveillance of its vast 1,02,540 circuit km electricity transmission network and remotely control the 173 sub-stations. The aerial patrolling, which costs Rs 4,500 a km, will replace the existing system of patrolling by road. “We expect to start air-surveillance on the Delhi-Agra line by December 10,” R.P. Sasmal, Director (Operations) of PGCIL, told media persons here on Monday. The scheme will next be launched in the Agra-Gwalior section, passing through the Chambal ravine. PGCIL hopes to deploy at least three helicopters for surveillance of the nearly 15,000 circuit km network, spreading over the National Capital Region, by December 23.
MAJOR CHALLENGEThe company will hire a contractor who will hire two-seater helicopters, fitted with high-resolution and thermo vision cameras, and recruit pilots. PGCIL will pay
-- Focus on residential LED lighting and fixtures with exclusive lighting plan services for residential set-ups Continuing with its focus on providing the best of innovation and technology, India’s leading electrical solutions manufacturer - Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd (A Panasonic Group Company), today opened its first state-of-the-art LED lighting showroom in Mumbai. This showroom gives consumers a ‘see, touch and feel’ experience of a diverse range of world-class home decorative lighting concepts and functions. Present on the occasion were, Mr. Makoto Kitano, Director of Lighting Business Division and Vice President of Eco Solutions Company, Mr. Manabu Takeda, Senior Councilor - Residential Lighting Business, Mr. Kiyoshi Otaki, Managing Director, Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Takaki Oguri, Joint Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd, and Mr. Ashok Gangar, Vice President Sales, Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd. With an in-house simulation room, customers will be able to view the lighting effects of various kinds
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) remained the world's leading supplier of power semiconductors – for the tenth time in a row. This was the result of a study by the North American market research institute IHS Inc. In an overall declining market Infineon held a market share of 11.8 percent compared with 12 percent in the previous year, the survey concludes. The company's number two competitor Toshiba had a market share of 7.1 percent, followed by Mitsubishi with 6.9 percent. It is notable that Infineon's lead over its second-place competitor increased from 3.8 to 4.7 percentage points in a year-on-year comparison. During the 2012 study period, the market volume for power semiconductors dropped by nearly 16 percent to US Dollar 15 billion. "Power semiconductors are an indispensable part of everyday life. This market is highly significant for us and we have increased our lead over our competitors,"
Delta Electronics, the world’s no 1 provider of switching power supplies introduced the PMF Panel Mount Power Supplies Series. Delta’s PMF Panel Mount Power Supply series is designed for demanding applications requiring high power factor. The PMF series is available for 24V single output with output power ranging from 200W to 240W. The PMF-24V200WCGB and PMF-24V240WCGB have protection features including Overvoltage, Overcurrent, Over Temperature and Short Circuit protections. The PMF-24V200WCGB and PMF-24V240WCGB are designed with built-in active PFC while the built-in fan speed control enables better thermal management. Remote ON/OFF is available as an option for systems that require system integration flexibility. The PMF series has major international safety approvals according to IEC/EN/UL 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment (ITE); EMI standard according to EN 55022, Class B and are fully compliant with RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU for environmental protection. Highlights & Features -- Universal AC input voltage -- Built-in Active PFC and fan speed control -- Remote ON/OFF