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2024 CE Code Training - Better Understanding of the Rules

CE Code training is intended to do a lot more than instruct about what changes have taken place since the last time Canada issued a national electrical code. We are producing a series of courses across Canada by one of Canada’s leading experts on the 2024 Edition of Canada’s Electrical Code to help electrical professionals on the effective application through an improved understanding of the intent of the rules. Also, our course will instruct electrical...

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Counterfeiting Kills

Each year, the counterfeiting of well-known brands and products continues to rise, creating an even more threatening problem. Such well-known counterfeited brands, including consumer safety and critical electrical products, are estimated to be five to seven percent of world trade. The International...

Introducing Intelligent Power Today

Welcome to Intelligent Power Today Magazine, our publication that explores and explains the who, what, where, when, why and how of intelligent electrical devices, a collection of complex mechanical devices and sophisticated control systems used in industrial, commercial, and institutional...

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Cybersecurity for Protective Devices

Legacy Systems and Patching Dilemmas: Securing Outdated Protective Devices in a Modern Threat Environment

The ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity poses a significant challenge for the protection of critical infrastructure. While modern protective devices often incorporate robust cybersecurity features, a large portion of the infrastructure relies on legacy systems that may not have been designed with these threats in mind. This article explores the difficulties of securing outdated protective devices in a modern threat environment and discusses potential mitigation strategies.

The Dilemma of Legacy Systems

Legacy protective devices, such as circuit breakers, relays, and other control systems, are often integral to electrical infrastructure. Originally designed for operational reliability and safety, many of these systems lack the necessary features to combat contemporary cyber threats. This incongruence between old technology and new cybersecurity requirements creates vulnerabilities within critical infrastructure.

Vulnerabilities in Legacy Systems

The primary vulnerabilities of legacy systems include outdated software, lack...

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Generator Protection

Integration of Generator Predictive Maintenance

The reliable and efficient operation of power grids relies heavily on the effective protection of generators. Traditionally, generator protection focused on reacting to faults after they occur. However, advancements in sensor technology, data analytics, and machine learning are enabling a paradigm...

Protection Schemes for Commercial and Industrial Facilities

The strategies and recommended practices that apply to protection schemes for commercial and industrial facilities have evolved in the past decade. It is important that facilities managers and protection practitioners understand and embrace these developments. The key challenges arise from the new...