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Now Available! IEEE Power Substations Standards Collection: VuSpec™
Electrical, dimensional, and mechanical characteristics are covered, taking into consideration certain safety features, for current and inductively coupled voltage transformers of types generally used in the measurement of electricity and the control of equipment associated with the generation, transmission, and distribution of alternating current.
Updated! IEEE Power Switchgear, Circuits & Fuses Standards Collection: VuSpec™
IEEE Power Switchgear, Circuits & Fuses Standards Collection: VuSpec represents the most complete resource available for professional engineers looking for best practices and techniques covering design, construction and operation of devices or assembled gear to establish, interrupt, or change connections in any electric circuit under normal or abnormal conditions. Areas covered are: Automatic reclosers and sectionalizers Fuses and cutouts Gas-Insulated Switchgear (aka GIS) Switches, switchgear assemblies and devices Insulation, insulators and hardware for switchgear All buses included in switchgear assemblies Power circuit breakers Includes 89 active IEEE Standards, Guides, Recommended Practices and Corrigendums in PDF format.
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Bringing Standards to Life
The IEEE 11073™ family of standards are designed to help healthcare product vendors and integrators create devices and systems for disease management, health and fitness, and independent living that can help save lives and improve quality of life for people worldwide.
IEEE Standards Soon to be Available from Austrian Standards
IEEE and Austrian Standards sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Vienna. Austrian Standards, the Austrian competence centre for standards and rules, will soon offer its customers direct access to the standards of the globally active IEEE, as a result of negotiations and the subject of an agreement signed by top representatives of the two.
Calls For Participation
The IEEE Standards Association Working Group (WG), Time Synchronization Design - IEEE Recommended Practice for the Design, Installation and Monitoring of Time Synchronization Systems for Power Utility Substations invites all interested parties to participate in the development of IEEE P2030.101™ - Guide for Designing a Time Synchronization System for Power Substations.
The IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) Internet of Things (IoT) strategy team is currently focusing on three verticals, forming groups to progress work on each:
- Internet of Energy –lead: Oleg Logvinov, STMIcroelectronics
- Machine-to-Machine Communications: Lead: Wael Diab, Broadcom
- Medical Device Communications: Lead: Paul Schluters, GE Medical
Please contact Mary Lynne Nielsen if you are interested in serving in these groups.
IEEE: Energy Efficient Ethernet -- The Right Connections
David Law and Wael Diab of the 802.3™ Ethernet Working Group discuss the benefits of switching to Energy Efficient Ethernet (See page 14 in The Parliament)
Technologies Improve Quality of Life: IEEE Members are Working on Robots and Smart Wheelchairs to Help Those in Need
As people live longer, the number of those with disabilities will rise significantly. About 15 percent of the world's population today lives with some form of disability, up from 10 percent in the 1970s, according to the World Health Organization. Many disabled people are hard-pressed to do such household chores as cleaning and cooking or even simply moving around. But innovative technologies are being developed to help, and IEEE members are at the forefront of these efforts.