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How Smart Meters Help Utility Companies During Storms


Smart meters provide immense value to utility companies – especially during hurricane season! Specifically when combined with an Outage Management System (OMS), utility companies and the communities they serve will enjoy three major benefits:

  1. Increased Accuracy 

In many single outage instances, when customers call in to report “no light,” it turns out that the outage is happening at the individual meter level, not on the utility companies end. In instances of multiple outages, typically from storms, it becomes more difficult to rely on customer phone calls and doing so would result in a slow restoration time. With Smart Meters and OMS, utility companies have the advantage of using predictive analytics to make quicker, more accurate decisions when dispatching crews.

  1. Decreased Costs

When crews are dispatched accurately and less frequently, a cost-savings occurs. Enhanced knowledge of the power grid a utility company is servicing leads to a decrease in guess and check work. In communities without smart meters, crews are quite often dispatched to locations where power has already been restored.

  1. Restoration Verification

Aside from pinpointing locations where power is down, it’s just as important to verify that power has been restored – especially in the case of a destructive storm. The ability to do so from a far, by tapping into smart meter software, increases customer satisfaction, decreases the need to dispatch vehicles to various sites and makes for a more efficient restoration process overall.

Smart meters, without a doubt, help to revolutionize the way utility companies handle outages (and minimize outages) in the communities they serve. For more on power monitoring solutions and smart grids for commercial use, visit us at electroind.com.

The U.S. Open Kicks Off Today: Sharing Highlights of Green Initiatives


As the two toughest weeks in tennis kickoff, the tournament brings with it hundreds of thousands of spectators and a whole lot of consumption each year. 2018, however, marks both the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open and 10 years of growing green initiatives led by the United States Tennis Association.

This year we see old and new smart investments, including the installation of LED light bulbs across all stadiums resulting in energy savings of up to 50%. The new Armstrong Stadium has also been designed to consume 28% less energy and will be the “first naturally ventilated stadium with a retractable roof in the world.”

As the leader in power monitoring systems for commercial building owners and occupants, we recognize the responsibility large organizations have in leading the way towards smart energy use. The USTA has done an incredible job expanding their green program year over year, just as other major commercial energy consumption centers, including universities and data centers, work hard through to do.

Whether your company is a major U.S. Open sponsor or you’re sending employees and customers to enjoy the games, take a moment to recognize how the USTA attention to everything from lighting to air conditioning are creative solutions that can be rolled out to commercial entities across the globe.

For more on how power meters, sub-meters and energy monitoring software solutions can help your business, email us at sales@electroind.com and ask for one of our expert engineers.

Our Commitment to Innovation & Continuous Improvement (2017 Product Announcements)


It was 40 years ago when we launched our first digital power meter, but we didn’t stop there! EIG’s mission is to innovate and produce ground-breaking new technology in the energy space. Our customers motivate us to achieve these milestones and new product roll-outs. Let’s take a look at a summary of our product announcements from 2017 below:

January 11, 2017. We released a pre-wired enclosure for the Shark® 270 and Nexus® 1262/1272 Form 9S socket revenue meters. This release allowed any meter to be serviced or tested by mechanically isolating it from incoming line voltage.

May 10, 2017. We released new features for the INP100S Ethernet card and INP300S IEC 61850 Protocol Server card used by its Shark® 200/270 meters. Upgrades included enhanced security through creation of a whitelisted Exclusive Client and more.

July 5, 2017. We released the CONN20163-KT Terminal Breakout Box kit that could be used to connect the Shark® 270 meter to a customer’s existing equipment in a simple, one-step process!

September 15, 2017. We released a translation interface module (TIM) that enabled the Shark® 270 meter to support Itron’s MV-90 system. The TIM was developed by Itron in partnership with EIG.

November 3, 2017. We announced the addition of our new revenue meter, the Shark® 270 meter and GE’s PQMII panel meter to the list of meters supported by our ProtoCom/ProtoCom-Lon protocol converters.

December 21, 2017. We released the Nexus® 1450 as the newest meter in our Nexus® Series. It included upgrades for accuracy and security, as well as the ability to offer real time data without software.

Travel back in time with us through 2016, as well!

EIG is a leader in power monitoring and grid solutions. Take a look at our full suite of products and software here. Contact us at sales@electroind.com for expert advice.

Gear Up for a Surge in Students with Advanced Metering


Dorm rooms, classroom space, offices, and dining halls. The amount of energy used on your average university campus quickly adds up. But can anything be done about it?

Whether it’s to reduce costs in your bottom line or to foster a culture of responsible citizenship among your student body, implementing an energy tracking system will be step one.

Create accountability through sub-metering. Installing sub-meters in the various main locations throughout your campus is the quickest path to understanding where the the highest use of energy occurs – when, where and how much. Let students compete dorm building to dorm building by tracking their energy habits. The dorm that installs the smartest energy practices, thus reducing costs, wins!

Get administrative leaders on board. The road towards an energy efficient institution is only possible when those who utilize the facilities are behind it. Of course, appliance upgrades and light bulb changes is a good start, but rallying your campus leaders together to tackle the mission will have a big impact on student body buy-in.

Our Universities and Educational Facilities Application Guide is a great resource for academic institutions looking to make a positive change. For dedicated engineers and comprehensive support, contact EIG at sales@electroind.com.

Last Call for August Power Meter Training in Washington D.C.


Calling all engineers and technicians in Washington D.C., Virginia and the surrounding areas! Whether you’re a current customer or considering what type of power meter system to install, our FREE two-day training may benefit you.

Our local, expert technical support managers will take you through our Shark® and Nexus® series meters’ configuration, software, and features. In order to get the most out of the technology you’ve installed (or are considering installing) it’s important that you fully understand the various functions so you can adapt our meters to fit your unique needs.

Join us at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield, Virginia on Wednesday, August 22nd and Thursday, August 23rd. Register today as space is limited.

Refer to the flyer for complete information. Contact local representative, James Poole at  jpoole@electroind.com for additional information.

Can’t make this training but need the support? Keep an eye on our website for a list of future trainings or get a team together for a private session.

Energy Consumption Measurement Not Just for Commercial


We’re proud of the work we’ve done to help revolutionize attention to energy usage and quality in the commercial space – but that doesn’t mean homeowners can’t find ways to save, as well! Power bills can hit you like a ton of bricks, especially when children are home for the summer, insisting to keep the AC pumping and adding to the light and TV usage via gaming and the like.

Ready to settle that argument on who’s responsible for the surge in your electricity once and for all? Power meters are also available for residential use and, in the same way large-scale power monitoring systems do, they can help you identify main sources of energy usage (whether that be a specific appliance or bedroom).

How to choose a power meter that will give you the information you need? It’s good to look for a device that lists the following capabilities: customizable measurement periods, energy usage history, multiple appliance input and wireless connections. There are actually quite a few home monitoring systems on the market if you’re looking for the whole shebang.

Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities, and commercial buildings – but we believe in residential energy efficiency all the same! Feel free to contact us for additional information.

EIG Releases Cyber Secured Shark® 250 Power and Energy Meter for Utility and Critical Industrial Substations


Westbury, NY (Tuesday, July 17, 2018) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its latest Shark® Series meter – the Shark® 250 power meter with enhanced revenue metering features, multiple serial or Ethernet ports for redundant communication, a large memory capacity for more significant load studies and a Cyber secured configuration. Its multiple advanced features include:

  • 0.2% accuracy that meets ANSI C12.20 Class 0.2% and IEC 62053- 22 CL 0.2S accuracy standards.
  • Enhanced revenue metering features, including CT/PT compensation, Transformer/Line Loss compensation, Test Mode, and Time of Use.
  • Standard RS485 and USB ports and optional Ethernet and serial ports.
  • Level 2 DNP3 and IEC 61850 Protocol support as well as Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP.
  • Multi-level, customizable cyber secured encrypted configuration that prevents tampering and hacking of your power system data.
  • Rugged design for harsh environments, with standard conformal coating on PCBs, and superior surge withstand capability.
  • Extensive upgradable I/O.

The meter also comes in a transducer only configuration for DIN rail mounting. The Shark® 250T transducer offers the standard RS485 port and the optional communication and I/O.

For additional information on the Shark® 250 meter, visit its webpage:
https://electroind.com/product-info/shark-250-power-and-energy-meter-for-utility-and-critical-industrial-substations/

Portable vs. Permenant Power Monitoring Systems


The type of power monitoring system your business will need is dependent largely on your motive for using one. Long-term reasons, such as cost-savings and environmental impact, call for a permanently installed system that delivers ongoing data, constantly helping you pinpoint room for improvement. Of course, a major component of achieving cost-savings and establishing eco-friendly energy practices includes understanding the data and then actually implementing change. Power quality and efficiency is a multi-step process.

Of course, businesses who have not invested in the installation of a permanent power monitoring system for one reason or another still have power diagnostic needs. In order to isolate and troubleshoot power system disturbances in grids not permanently monitored, a portable power quality analyzer, such as our PDA 1252, will come into play. Real-time data can still be delivered in simpler formats via advanced analysis software like our Communicator EXT™ application. In fact, our free (LITE) version allows you to configure and program any EIG meter. To find and group all meters on a network, the professional version is required.

Still unsure what your product needs are as they relate to power quality monitoring? Our expert engineers are available to discuss your unique needs. Give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

Our Commitment to Innovation & Continuous Improvement (2016 Product Announcements)


 

It was 40 years ago when we launched our first digital power meter, but we didn’t stop there! EIG’s mission is to innovate and produce ground-breaking new technology in the energy space. Our customers motivate us to achieve these milestones and new product rollouts. Let’s take a look at a summary of our product announcements from 2016 below:

February 25, 2016. We released updates to improve the Communicator EXT™ 4.0 application and the meter management component of the software. With the upgrade, this comprehensive energy management software could manage a large number of meters among other enhancements.

March 8, 2016. We released updates to improve our EnergyReporter EXT product, a reporting and billing software. The updated version of the software included full support for our newest meter, the Nexus® 1500+ Power Quality monitor for metering critical energy circuits among other enhancements.

June 21, 2016. We announced that our Nexus® 1500+ High-Accuracy Meter became available in a pre-wired NEMA 1 type enclosure assembly. This allowed for outstanding metering accuracy and stability.

September 7, 2016. We released a new outdoor energy meter, the Shark® 270. With this meter, users know everything about their power, including usage over time and voltage supply reliability.

December 22, 2016. We began offering a low voltage option in addition to the existing options for the Nexus® 1500+ high-accuracy revenue and Class A power quality meter for critical metering applications in a pre-wired NEMA 1 type enclosure assembly.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming article where we will highlight our announcements from 2017!

EIG is a leader in power monitoring and grid solutions. Take a look at our full suite of products and software here. Contact us at sales@electroind.com for expert advice.

How Your Airport Can Track Energy Usage & Power Quality


Airports are among the largest energy consumption facilities. In fact, they’re even neck and neck with medium-sized cities. Knowing this, energy usage and power quality tracking is an absolute must. But how?

Install Meters in Critical Areas. Install individual meters in various locations throughout the facility including old airport buildings, the parking garage, and the food court. This distribution of meters will tell you exactly which parts of the airport are eating up the most energy. Once you have the facts you can invest in upgrading parts of the airport where consumption is the highest.

Set Power Quality Limits. Alerts to a facility manager’s email can be automated to forewarn the right person ahead of time of potential quality problems, such as voltage sags. Airports, as you probably know, can not afford blackouts, therefore, this kind of proactivity is key.

Install Submeters. Bill tenants according to their energy usage to create a sense of fairness. Submeters can be paired with an automated energy reporting and billing software such as EIG’s Energy Reporter EXT. In addition to being a major efficiency, it holds tenants personally accountable, motivating them to be responsible when it comes to energy consumption.

Our Airports Application Guide is a great resource for airport facility management teams who are looking to make a change. For dedicated engineers and comprehensive support, contact EIG at sales@electroind.com.

Summer Solstice: 5 Facts About the Incredible Power of Solar


The longest day of the year is here. That means more sunshine for everyone. We’re celebrating by sharing our five favorite facts about solar power. Thanks to Climate Reality Project for the inspiration.

From the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report
  1. Utility-scale solar installations are growing faster than any other generating technology at an average rate of 72% each year.
  2. In 2017, more than half of U.S. solar workers were spending the majority of their time working on commercial or utility-scale projects. (Hint: there is skilled labor out there if you are looking to power a commercial building with solar).
Other Fun Facts
  1. The White House has had some experience with Solar Power. In 1979, Jimmy Carter had 32 solar panels installed. Those have since been removed and put back again in 2010 by President Obama.
  2. The cost of solar power equipment decreases year after year. The International Energy Agency predicts this could make solar energy the number one source of electricity as early as 2050.
  3. In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year (Business Insider). This one blows us away.

Sharing these facts is fun but energy efficiency is serious business.

Considering powering your business’s electricity with solar? Talk to Electro Industries, the leader in power monitoring and smart grid solutions. The first step is understanding your energy usage.

Ways Commercial Buildings Can Save Energy this Summer (without compromising coolness)


Commercial buildings eat up a ton of energy and often 24 hours a day. Here’s how you can cut costs this summer.

Start with Lighting

Lighting is a great place to begin because you can cut costs on two fronts. With efficient lighting, you can reduce heat production and increase time off – both of which reduce energy use. Here are the two lighting adjustments you can make to get started:

Replace bulbs with LED lighting

LED lights emit very little heat. In the summer months especially, you are competing with heat producing fixtures for cool air. Less heat production equals lower AC bills. It’s really that simple. Plus they use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting.

Install motion activated lights

Why waste energy lighting an office that isn’t in use when employees skip out for summer Fridays as early as noon? When a business powers down, so should the electricity and in today’s flexible work environment it’s hard to predict the exact hours a facility will be in use. Motion activated lighting systems shut off after extended periods of stillness making them an automated way to save energy.

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

Similar to the motion activated lighting, you can save with a programmable thermostat due to the advantages of automation. Seventy-five degrees may be the optimal temperature when the office is full but when 6 pm hits it’s probably safe to set the temperature 3 to 5 degrees higher. With a programmable thermostat, you can set these rules ahead of time. The aggregate savings on cooling costs will really add up.

Get Your Staff Involved

There are some things you can’t simply solve with automation such as standby power. Electricity continues to leak from office equipment even when it’s seemingly turned off. If it’s too much to ask employees to unplug desktops and other machinery daily, request that they do so while out for vacation during the summer or perhaps long weekends! Unplugging eliminates phantom power and the energy savings can really add up.  

EIG has been engineering power monitoring systems for over 40 years to help commercial clients understand their energy usage. For more on how we can help your business this summer and beyond, email us at sales@electroind.com.

Top Reasons to Install a Power Monitoring System


You know a power monitoring system provides comprehensive, real-time data on power quality – but do you need to install one? Here are three reasons to make the investment.

Reason #1: You’re looking to save money

Even if you think you are doing okay on energy spend, it may be worthwhile to double check your statements. Energy bills can increase little by little over time, driving costs you may not catch with a glance over. By installing a power monitoring system, you gain access to digestible information regarding your energy use. Only when you identify a problem, can you fix it! The oversight a power monitoring system provides allows you to create energy efficiencies that help financially.

Reason #2: You can’t afford downtime

Power system failures can cost an organization money by putting productivity on hold. A huge benefit to powering monitoring systems is the minimization of unexpected downtime in your operation. Included in your power monitoring system is a software that will alert you of maintenance needed on your electrical work. When you have the luxury to plan ahead you can be conscious not to interrupt business hours.

Reason #3: You want to be environmentally friendly

Not as direct as the first two but a pretty good tipping point is the positive impact sustainable practice has on a corporate image. If saving money and increasing productivity is not enough, consider the benefits of corporate responsibility. Consumers increasingly appreciate organizations that support sustainability. In short, it looks good to carry out business in an eco-friendly way.

For over four decades, EIG has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capability. We’re here to help you meet your specific metering needs no matter where in the world you do business. Email us at sales@electroind.com for more information.

EIG Releases Update with SNMP Support for the Nexus® 1500+ Power Quality Meter


Westbury, NY (Friday, May 25, 2018) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of updates to its Nexus® 1500+ high performance Power Quality meter. The 1500+ now supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) communication, enabling the meter to be integrated seamlessly into existing SNMP networks, such as those in data centers. This adds power monitoring capability to the network, letting users be notified of power quality problems, such as voltage sags, so that action can be taken before problems escalate and threaten the integrity of the system.

In addition to SNMP, there have been enhancements to the meter’s onboard touch-screen display, aimed at providing additional information to the operator.

For more information on the Nexus® 1500+ meter, visit its webpage at:
https://electroind.com/product-info/nexus-1500_plus-next-generation-power-quality-revenue-meter/

E.I.G Training. York, NE : June 2018


If you are located or will be in and or near York, Nebraska June 12th – 13th, this training is for you.

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Training Meetings

Electro offers two-day seminars that teach your staff all the features of our power meters and how to utilize them best. When installed, the meters match to specific applications in your operations. Just as your needs change, you can adapt your use and application of our meters.

Things We Will Cover In This Training

• Introduction and overview of the Shark® and Nexus® series meters’ configuration, software, and features.
• Communicating with meters using a variety of available protocols.
• Programming, and understanding the terminology of, the meter’s setup profile.
• Uploading and saving the profile, and working with it offline.
• Looking at and interpreting the real-time data.
and much more.

Be Sure To Bring

  • A laptop that can run: Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  • Please, pre-install Communicator EXTTM 4.0 software,
    • Fill out this form below from our website:
    • https://electroind.com/communicator-ext-4-0-form-2/

Seating Is Limited

Please contact a local sales representative:
John McGarty
Cell: 516-334-0870 x 213

or
Adam Nelson
Energy Solutions Inc.
Cell: 402-551-9177
adam@energysolutions-inc.com

The Location

Holthus Convention Center
3130 Holen Avenue
York, NE 68467

Here is the flyer for this meeting for further details.

 

Easy Office Updates for Energy Savings


Easy Office Updates for Energy Savings

 


Offices are busy places, and people are always moving around, using electronics, and expending energy everywhere. For offices, especially the ones that have hundreds or even thousands of employees, energy costs can be a very expensive overhead cost. It is estimated that the average office spends around $30,000 on energy costs each year. There are a few steps that offices can take to reduce energy costs. We’ve listed a few here.

Replace electronics with Energy Star rated electronics.

Many electronics now come with energy star ratings. These electronics tend to use less energy than the ones that don’t have the ratings. They also give an estimate of the annual costs of running that particular piece of equipment so that the cost can be factored into a budget. The government also provides tax credits to offices who have certain energy star rated products, so this can also save office money in the long run.

Install motion activated lights.

These lights will automatically turn off in rooms where no one is working. This will dramatically save money on energy costs, especially if people are forgetful when it comes to turning the lights off.

Replace light bulbs with energy efficient light bulbs.

Light bulbs have evolved dramatically over the last decade. LED bulbs are the most efficient bulbs on the market, and prices have decreased a lot to make them more affordable. On average, an LED bulb uses around 91% less energy than the old incandescent bulbs and approximately 87% less energy than halogen bulbs.

Set the thermostat and lock it.

Temperature-wise, it’s hard to please everyone. Some people will be hot, some will be cold, and some won’t care one way or the other. Closer the thermostat is to the temperature outside, the lower your energy costs will be because the cooling system or the heating system won’t have to work as hard. Find a “neutral” temperature, like 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and leave it there. If there is a problem with employees constantly changing the thermostat, invest in a thermostat lock box or a thermostat that allows employees to only adjust by a few degrees.

Filter sunlight coming in through windows.

Large windows in the office? If sunlight or heat is streaming in, then the air conditioner has to work harder to cool the office. Invest in sun blocking shades or film treatments that block sunlight and UV rays. Sun filtering is especially necessary for offices that have skylights.

The Energy Guide Label on Appliances, What Does It Mean?


Today, more than ever, consumers are just as concerned about being ecologically responsible as they are in being economically smart.

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When it comes to appliances in your home, the Department of Energy has given you a heads start in your search for the most eco-friendly device.

They’re called “EnergyGuide” labels, and you’ve probably seen them affixed to new appliances in bright yellow squares, but may not have realized what their role is.

The sole purpose of the label is to help you better understand the appliance you’re purchasing. Most importantly, to help you understand the hidden costs of the power drain associated with its use.

Similar to the nutrition facts on food items, these labels are power facts for appliances. Included on the label is all of the information you may need in deciding if the machine truly meets your needs as well as your expectations for power costs.

The label includes necessary information on the appliance such as the type, manufacturer, and capacity of the unit. Most of these smaller print items are relatively self-explanatory.

Where most people begin to become confused is trying to understand the actual energy cost which is listed as a range based on all similar models of the appliance. If a device costs $40 per year and similar appliances use between $20 and $60 in energy per year, then that particular model should be in the exact middle of the range.

Keep in mind that when the calculations made for the energy cost, the manufacturer has no way of knowing your real energy use. That amount can vary quite substantially based on your location and the actual amount of use. (Generally speaking, it is less expensive to run a machine later in the evening during off-peak energy hours)

If you want to calculate the energy cost yourself for the most actual savings, here is a method:

  1. Look at your current power bill and note the actual cost per kilowatt hour of power. (Ex. 0.10 per kWh)
  2. Locate the “Estimated Yearly Electricity Use” box on the EnergyGuide label. (Ex. 400Wh)

Now multiply the number of estimated kilowatts by the actual amount charged per kilowatt.

In the example, we would need 400 kWh x 0.10 per kWh to generate a real charge of $40 per year for our new appliance.

Using these labels for a quick reference will help keep you informed as well as eco-friendly!

How Can Birds Safely Sit on Power Lines?


It’s a common sight. You’re traveling along a roadway, and glance upwards to see a bird or an entire flock of birds perched calmly on an adjacent overhead line!

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It’s so common, in fact, that you’ve probably come to believe that birds are somehow immune to deadly voltage. After all, these are the same power lines that you would never dream of touching yourself!

Maybe The Line Doesn’t Have Power?

Perhaps you assume these lines are not carrying power, but are cable lines (or telephone lines for those of us over 40). While it’s true that some of these lines are anything but power lines, how would birds then discern which were safe and which were not? Obviously, this is a dilemma an animal with a “bird-brain” could never figure out. Sorry birds!

So how is it possible for birds to survive something that we know to be mortally dangerous to humans? Do birds possess some type of electro-immunity? The answer is fairly simple and brings us to some of the most basic concepts of electricity.

Let’s look closely at what these power lines are, and how electricity flows through them. There are two basic types of power lines that are commonly commandeered by our feathery friends. The first is primary lines, the second, unsurprisingly, are secondary lines.

Primary Lines

Primary Lines are not generally insulated so great care is used to ensure they have been properly spaced apart so as not to allow hundreds of thousands of volts to arc with each other. When lounging on these larger lines, birds rarely have the body size required to reach across the lines with opposing feet. In the rare case that it does happen (and it has!), these poor flyers have certainly cooked their own goose. Sorry birds!

Secondary Lines

Secondary lines on the other hand, which carry far less voltage (usually only hundreds of volts) are generally insulated. This is why these line pairs are quite often twisted together. It’s an important note that the reduced voltage alone, in no way lessens the risk. Being insulated solves most of the risk facing small feet walking along the wires, but there is also the basic fact that electric currents follow the past of least resistance. Tiny feet clutching the lines are much less conductive than the metal line itself.

So, can birds safely sit on power lines? Yes! The better question might be, “Should they”? Probably not!

Clean Your Way to Energy Savings


Save Energy By Cleaning Up Your Business

 

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Business costs can be reduced and profit increased by examining the energy usage. There are a number of ways to reduce energy costs. These tips will assist you in cleaning your way to energy savings.

Dust

Ensure that all office equipment is free from dust. Ensure that light bulbs and fixtures are clean as well. Microfiber clothes do best for this as they keep the dust on them instead of just spreading it around.

Air Ducts and Filters

Have the ventilation system professionally cleaned and ensure all filters are changed on a regular basis. A programmable thermostat will help to keep the temperatures adjusted higher or lower depending on the season when the office is empty. It is also important to have the unit serviced regularly to ensure it is properly functioning.

Refrigerator Coils

Ensure the coils on the refrigerator in the employee break room are clean.

Windows and Other Glass

Ensure that windows are clean to allow sunlight in and help with keeping the office warm and naturally lit.

Stop Air Leaks

Duct tape, specialty kits and weather stripping can help to keep air from leaking out and running up the bills for cooling and heating.

Ceiling Fans

Change the direction of the ceiling fans to ensure they are circulating warm air in winter and cooling the air in the summer.

In addition to the cleaning of the office to lower energy bills you can have an energy audit conducted to tell you exactly where you are using the most energy. Once the audit is complete setting a specific goal for energy savings can help to keep you focused. Having employees actively participate in saving energy will help you to reach your goal faster. Implement these tips and you will watch your energy savings increase as the energy expenses decrease.

Becoming a Lineman


An electrical lineman also known as a utility lineman installs, repairs and maintains distribution and transmission of electric power grids. A lineman usually works on high voltage wires and for that reason requires an understanding of the most strict electricity safety precautions.

 

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It is something prestigious to be a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEA). Many people desire to work as electrical linemen but do not understand the procedure on how to go about it. One can only join the Union after undergoing all the processes of becoming a lineman.

How does one become a lineman?

The basic procedure is for you to go to a lineman school or training institution and later work for a utility company. After that, you will be given on-job-training as an apprentice lineman. Under normal circumstances, a typical apprentice should not exceed four years nor be less than three years. The entire learning process contains about 6 or 7 steps. Some companies require that you first work as a groundsman before proceeding to other steps. As a groundsman your work will be to assist linemen in their duties sorting and organizing line tools, driving heavy trucks and sending lineman tools up to power poles.

While serving as a lineman apprentice, you will learn pole climbing although in some instances you will be asked to ride in a bucket truck. Some trainers do not permit apprentice to use bucket trucks until they qualify for a journeyman lineman. At this point, you will learn things such as safety and first aid, rigging techniques, transformer hook-up and theory, electrical theory, covering techniques, pole setting, use of rubber gloves and many more.

After completing the apprentice training, a person advances to the next stage which is a journeyman lineman. A journeyman lineman can get work anywhere in the world. That is why it takes a long process before attaining that particular level. A journeyman lineman receives top pay compared to all other levels.

In general, becoming a lineman is not a difficult thing as some people tend to think. As long as you have the passion of becoming an electrician you will achieve your dream. All you need to do is to identify a lineman training center and register for classes. It is also important to note that most of the lessons in lineman training are hands-on rather than theory.

 

 

Which Appliance In your Home Consume the Most Energy?


Which appliance is increasing your monthly energy bill?

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We all have that moment when we open the electric bill and wince a little. Sometimes we even have the moment where we swear that we were good this month with electricity use. The first thing that comes to your mind is, why is it so expensive? What is so expensive? What happened? Well let’s investigate.

Wattage

Some electric bills have a “wattage used” section that displays usage over the course of a few months. If you’ve noticed that the outrageous bill occurs during the hottest or coldest months of the year then chances are your heating/cooling system is the culprit. The best way to avoid these types of bills is to keep your thermostat in check. There is a recommended temperature of 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the summer. Being consistent will help curb these energy spikes.

Your Heater

One of the other obvious appliances could be the water heater. Most people don’t even think about this because it is out of sight and out of mind, but this forgotten appliance can be a serious drain on your wallet. Flipping the breaker off before bed and back on when returning from work can save you some money. If you want to try that trick you’ll find you still have warm water in the morning.

Water Heater

Water heaters have a relatively long lifespan so if you fear that it may be broken, first make sure it’s not over worked. All you have to do is look at your pipes and make sure there isn’t a leak. If hot water is constantly escaping from a faulty pipe then the water heater will never have a break which could result in an unusually high electric bill. This consistent water usage will effect your water pump as well (which is also electric). If you have city/county water then your water bill could also show signs of increased supply.

Laundry

The last one we’ll go over here is the washer and dryer. A large family can generate at least one load of laundry per day. Did you know that the electric company has “peek hours”? You are charged extra for the electricity you use during peek hours. My best advice in this case is to try to hold off on this chore until after the peek hours. A typical electric supplier’s peek hours are from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. To avoid peek hours check with your electric supplier.

We hope this little breakdown is a bit of information that you can follow.

 

DIY Energy Audit Checklist for Your Business or Home


When you conserve your energy, it will reduce the amount of money you spend towards your electric costs. For example, most people use simple tricks like turning down their lights to conserve energy. These are also tips you’ll receive from your electric company or Public Utility Commission as conservation tools. You know realistically the more energy you save, the lower your electricity bill will be, but a lot of people find it hard to save energy with a family of 3 or more and even a business with employees. However, a simple DIY energy audit can help you check for things causing an increased surge in your power.

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Perform A DIY Energy Audit

A professional auditor can gives you ways to save, and is always the best way to go, but there are a few things you can do while you’re scheduling an appointment for a home energy audit. Remember, a quality audit won’t be cheap, but it pays for itself on your monthly bills. Find a licensed individual or if you’re able to, conduct one on the regular yourself.

What To Loom For In An Energy Audit

(1). Check For Leaks 

Leaks around your home can be the number one culprit of increased energy costs. Leaks include air, and water leaks throughout your home. A good place to start is with your pipes, but should include your faucets, air conditioning, major appliances, and windows.

(2). Check your home insulation

Your home insulation can really affect the amount of energy used in your home. In fact, poor insulation can cause your heating, and cooling to leak through cracks, and seals in your home or building, and should immediately be tested. Check your insulation by checking for drafts.

(3). Check Your Major Appliances 

You may have these in your office or at home. The refrigerator, air conditioning, heating, washer, dishwasher, and lighting are all major appliances, and features of your home, you should audit for defects. Check your major appliances for leaks, and malfunctions that will contribute to an energy surge.

You can save money throughout your home and business by performing a few simple steps, a couple times a year, but a professional can give you the best advice on how to minimize the amount of energy you spend in your home. Contact your local area energy audit specialist for more details on a walk through by a licensed and trained professional today.

Why is Real Time Energy Monitoring Best?


Looking for more information about real-time energy monitoring? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s some of your most commonly-asked questions answered by the power monitoring professionals at Electro Industries.
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Q: What is real-time energy monitoring?

A: A real-time energy monitoring system is a series of meters and computer software that allows you to view how much energy your facility is consuming in real time.

 


Q: What benefits does real-time energy monitoring offer?

A: Access to energy consumption data in real time is invaluable. With this information readily available, you can easily pinpoint areas of inefficiency within your building and develop programs to improve on these weak points. Many of Electro Industries‘ customers have reported reducing energy consumption by 20% or more after installing our products. Less energy usage doesn’t just lower your utility bills and operating costs, it also reduces your carbon footprint and makes your business more marketable to the public.

 

Q: What kind of businesses can benefit from real-time energy monitoring?

A: Any kind of business can benefit from real-time energy monitoring. If your facility runs on electricity, we can help you use less of it. Our power monitoring instruments are currently installed in manufacturing factories, shopping malls, hospitals, apartment complexes, college campuses, data centers, and more!

 

Q: Is real-time energy monitoring difficult to implement?

A: Not when you have a team of experts guiding you through the entire process. Our team will install your system of energy meters and teach you the ins and outs of our user-friendly software interface, allowing you to save as much energy as possible with minimal effort.

 

Q: How can I get started with real-time energy monitoring for my business?

A: Getting started with real-time energy monitoring is as simple as contacting the experts at Electro Industries. With more than 40 years of experience and thousands of instruments installed around the world, there is no reason to trust anybody else with your power monitoring needs. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call: 866-928-7908

We hope this covered some of the highlights of real time energy meter reading.

Register for our training in Greensboro, NC.


Increasing your energy efficiency and cutting energy use adds to your bottom line. Electro Industries can help you do that with our power meters and smart grid technologies. Our products help provide revenue grade energy measurement, information on power quality and advanced telemetry data. Our power meters currently help staff in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and substations keep tabs on energy use, energy quality and log energy data. It helps determine items like power use and cost per tenant.

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Training Meetings
Electro offers two-day seminars that teach your staff all the features of our power meters and how to best utilize them. Your staff learns the flexible nature of these meters. When installed, the meters are matched to specific applications in your operations. Just as your needs change, you can adapt your use and application of our meters. This provides just one example of vital information your staff will learn.

What Training Covers

In our two-day seminar, Electro covers everything you need to know to get the most benefit out of our equipment. On the first day, you’ll get an introduction to:

  • Electro Industries/GaugeTech communication products,
  • Nexus line of power monitors,
  • Communicator EXT advanced power monitoring and analysis software.

We follow up the introductory day with a comprehensive second training day that enhances your product and technical application knowledge. You’ll learn the specific applications and technical functions of:

  • Communicator EXT,
  • Shark Series power meters.

You’ll receive hands on setup and troubleshooting training. Our trainers work for our company and work with the power meters daily. We don’t outsource, so you learn from our experts. We have developed a program to properly educate people how to read our meters.

Meeting Location

Check our website for an up-to-date training calendar. Our next public training occurs on April 24th – 25th, 2018, in Greensboro, NC. We welcome both current and potential customers. Not everyone can make it, another option is on-site training at your work location.

LOCATION:

Greensboro Marriott Downtown 304 North Greene Street Greensboro, NC 27401

On-site Meetings
If you can’t make it to a public training, Electro could come to you. The best scheduling method combines the seminar with a field service call or startup installation. You can schedule a training seminar by calling 551-334-0870 or visiting Electro Industries website. We charge a reasonable fee for on-site training based on the number of training days and attendees.

Seating is limited, contact a local rep:

  • James Poole South Eastern Regional Manager Electro Industries/GaugeTech Tel: 772-621-9641 E-mail: jpoole@electroind.com
  • Tom Hao Technical Support Manager Electro Industries/GaugeTech Office: 516-334-0870 Ext. 237 Cell: 516-640-0450

 

Product knowledge promotes best product use. Get the most out of your power meters, sub-meters and smart grid technology by learning its every function and how to make Electro technology work for you. READ THIS FLYER FOR ALL INFORMATION.

EIG Releases Level 2 DNP3 for Shark® 270 Socket Revenue Meters


Westbury, NY (Thursday, March 29, 2018) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the Shark® 270 socket revenue meter with Level 2 DNP3 protocol for both serial and Ethernet. The meter can be independently mapped to provide a host of readings, including voltage, current, watts, VARs and all energy values. Using Level 2 DNP3, the meter can be used for SCADA, as well as to collect energy for billing purposes. With these new features, in addition to billing, the meter is ideal for substation, power generation and any other application that requires SCADA measurements.

For additional information on the Shark® 270 meter, visit its webpage:
https://electroind.com/product-info/shark-270-energy-meter/

Which Portion of a School is Consuming the Most Energy?


Schools should be managing their energy use on the daily. Especially if that school is part of any type of energy saving initiative. If you have ever been curious as to what are the most energy expensive portions of a school, here is a list of the critical places to keep track of. From least to highest spend:

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Hot water and Cooling

This comes in at a general lower spend. Most schools require cooling, but there are many ways to achieve savings in this area. Hot Water using in mostly bathrooms and showers, but hot water isn’t running constantly.

IT & Office Equipment

Most schools have a general office filled with staff, each having their own desk and computer hardware. The cafeteria has registers and the computer lab is full of hardware. Then there is every classroom in the school, typically the teacher has a computer and maybe there are a couple for student use.

Lighting

Coming in as the 2nd highest spend at a school. This of course is highly crucial, every room needs to be well lit and in working order.

Heating

Heating is the number one cause of spend in a school. Most schools are heated during colder seasons with gas. It is however three times cheaper than electric heating.

We hope this has provided some insight and what to keep an eye on with your school buildings. If you have any power meter or sub meter needs, please do not hesitate to contact EIG with any questions at: Call Us: 866-928-7908

Steps to Becoming a Better Energy Manager


What an Energy Manager Does

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An Energy Manager’s function is to evaluate their employer’s energy usage. He/ She must develop a strategy to reduce energy consumption and cost. These skills are beneficial to anyone wishing to reduce their own energy costs. Here are some tips to help you excel in energy management.

Start With the Basics

• Install LED bulbs-LEDs cut energy usage by 90% and last longer than incandescent bulbs.
• Change HVAC filters twice yearly-dirty HVAC filters increase electricity usage and shorten the life of the HVAC unit.
• Pull the plug-machines and devices, not in use can still draw electricity. Not in use, unplug it, especially when the office or plant is closed.
Knowledge is Power Savings

Study monthly electric bills and the information collected by Energy Intelligence Software (EIS). With that data, you can figure what areas to concentrate on first. Bills and EIS data can help you monitor the success of your energy-saving efforts.

Energy bills from other sites owned by your employer can provide another basis for comparison. Learn what the average energy costs are industry-wide. Find out what energy costs are for the competition.

Understand how your power company charges. All the devices and machines starting at the beginning of the day can create a “start-up spike”. Your energy supplier may charge extra for start-up spikes. It requires a bit of research, but you can devise a strategy for how and from whom electricity is purchased.

Teamwork Can Save Energy

As Energy Manager let your co-workers know what it is you do. Share your strategies and results with the whole company. This approach is good for the bottom line and may make your own job easier.

When co-workers see the benefits and importance of the company reducing energy usage and costs they will be inclined to do their part. They will be supportive of your efforts and contribute to it by taking it upon themselves to save energy where they can.

Acquiring the Tools You Need

Electro Industries specializes in energy management. If you need meters or other instruments that can facilitate your energy saving efforts go to Your text to link…. We offer a variety of tools for gauging and reducing energy usage. You can call us at (866)-928-7908.

What are the Differences between AC and DC Power?


What are the differences between AC / DC power?

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There are several differences between AC(alternating current) and DC (direct current). The primary difference is the direction in which the current flows. With
AC the electric current flows in cycles that alternate between at regular intervals going forward and then backwards. With DC electricity flows in the same direction continuously. When these two types of electricity are observed for a period of time using a cathode ray oscilloscope, AC produces a sine curve while DC produces a straight line.

AC Power Used In Homes

AC is the type of electric power used in people’s residences. It’s the preferred choice because the AC voltage can be raised or lowered using a transformer. With AC the electricity is transported using high voltage power lines. The voltage can be reduced to the level needed for use in homes and businesses through the use of a resister. This reduction makes it AC less dangerous and more suitable for different types of appliances. Most countries use frequencies of between 50 and 60 hertz.

DC Power Generated By Batteries

Direct current is created by using electric cells or batteries, dynamos thermocouples, solar panels and other types of electrical power sources using a chemical reaction. It’s used in circuits that require a constant voltage or charge. Direct current travels inside a wire, line cable or some other type of conductor. It can also move through semiconductors, insulators and even ion beams. DC electrical power is often used to run different types of machinery, cell phones, flashlights and hybrid or electric vehicles.

Distance From Power Source

Another major difference between AC and DC electricity is that devices using AC can be a lot further away from the source of the electric power while DC driven objects must be in very close proximity to the source of power. That’s because AC loses less power due to resistance in the line than DC.

Two Different Creators

During the 1880s, there was intense discussion and sometimes violent arguments about whether AC or DC was more suitable for providing electrical power to towns, cities and other large areas. Nikola Tesla designed a system for using AC to supply power while Thomas Edison championed the use of DC electricity. Industrialist George Westinghouse put his money behind Tesla’s AC power plants because the were safer, more reliable, cost less and allowed the electricity to be transported longer distances with minimal loss of power.

We hope this was interesting and information packed! Please, reach out to EIG for any questions regarding your Energy Monitoring / Submetering. https://electroind.com/contact-us/  

Key Electrical Terms to Know


We at Electro Industries/Gauge Tech would like to share some electrical jargon that may come in handy.

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Here is a list of frequently used words or verbiage you may run into on our site or speaking with us.

  • Revenue Grade Meters are power production meters, they measure to +/- 2% accuracy per the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) rule C12.1-2008. RGMs  remain accurate regardless of electrical or environmental conditions. They come in local models that are read at the site by a human being and remote models that transmit usage data to be read elsewhere.
  • Advanced Telemetry the transmission for monitoring of your electrical data to a central location.
  • The Smart Grid is a network of electricity saving devices.
  • Power Quality is a steady supply of voltage delivered at a rate within acceptable ranges.

 

  • Current is electrons following a wire. The uninteruppted flow of those electrons is continuity. The appliances and gadgets those electrons are enroute to is the load.
  • Wire and line are synonyms, some sort of electrical conduit. Other wiring terms include:\
    • Live or hot wire-carries voltage from the electrical source to the load.
    • Neutral wire-carries voltage free current from the load back to the source.
    • Circuit-the path electricity follows from the source and back again.
  • Electricity flows to what it is powering at a rate measured in Amperes or simply AmpsOhms gauge resistance and conductivity. More Ohms means more resistance fewer Ohms less resistance.
  • The term for the amount of energy used is wattage or power. Wattage equals voltage x amps.
  • Voltage is the pressure that drives electrons through a wire.

Thank you for taking the time to read this entry. If we can be of any service please visit us at https://electroind.com/ or call 866-928-7908

Causes of Wasted Energy at Work


Businesses and Wasted Energy

Heading a business is a big commitment. It’s important for businesses to try to keep costs down at all times. They can do so by minimizing any and all possible wastes of energy. Wasted energy can be bad for finances. It can be awful for the environment, too. There are various factors that commonly contribute to significant and troubling business energy wastes.

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Evaluate the Design of Your Structure

It can be wise to rely on design methods that involve the “whole-building” approach. This approach makes all structural system and elements factors. Smart businesses that want to reduce energy wastes can get a lot out of this in-depth approach. This approach can help them reduce their expenses dramatically.

Focus on Your Boiler

Structures require yearly boiler tune-up service. They require yearly combustion tests as well. Frequent boiler maintenance can help save substantial amounts of energy. It, in turn, can help businesses conserve money. It’s critical to enhance boiler insulation whenever possible. Economizers can come in handy. They have the ability to get back waste heat. It can also be beneficial for businesses to install numerous compact boilers. This can work out well for structures that have loads that change all of the time.

Pay Attention to Your Appliances

Businesses tend to rely on all different kinds of appliances. If you want to save energy, focus on your refrigeration equipment. It’s critical to give your heat exchange coilers routine cleaning sessions. It can also be intelligent to utilize motors that are energy-efficient. Chillers that are high efficiency can be wonderful for energy saving applications. Look for a variable speed drive as well.

How many computers are running in your office? Are there any extra on without people at their stations? Are people using personal heaters at their desk? Or if it’s hot, are people using fans at their desk? Do any of your employees have personal fridges at their desks? Take a look around and take note of extra non-needed appliances using your extra energy.

Invest in Sub Meters and Power Meters for accurate measurement for your building.

If you want to avoid energy wastes for your business, investing in sub meters and power meters may be the way to go. You will be able to in real time, analyze the use of electricity from your building. Have a talk with your current building manager or power manager about your current electrical meter reading.

For more information about submeters and power meters, contact Electro Industries/GaugeTech today for more information.

Register for Our Training in Ann Arbor, MI


Increasing your energy efficiency and cutting energy use adds to your bottom line. Electro Industries can help you do that with our power meters and smart grid technologies. Our products help provide revenue grade energy measurement, information on power quality and advanced telemetry data. Our power meters currently help staff in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and substations keep tabs on energy use, energy quality and log energy data. It helps determine items like power use and cost per tenant.

Classroom training

You can use the right measurement tools that can provide you the data. However, not knowing how to properly use the tools makes its data meaningless. That’s where proper training enters the situation. Electro Industries provides its customers detailed training, therefore getting the most out of its devices.

Training Meetings
Electro offers two-day seminars that teach your staff all the features of our power meters and how to best utilize them. Your staff learns the flexible nature of these meters. When installed, the meters are matched to specific applications in your operations. Just as your needs change, you can adapt your use and application of our meters. This provides just one example of vital information your staff will learn.

What Training Covers
In our two-day seminar, Electro covers everything you need to know to get the most benefit out of our equipment. On the first day, you’ll get an introduction to:

  • Electro Industries/GaugeTech communication products,
  • Nexus line of power monitors,
  • Communicator EXT advanced power monitoring and analysis software.

We follow up the introductory day with a comprehensive second training day that enhances your product and technical application knowledge. You’ll learn the specific applications and technical functions of:

  • Communicator EXT,
  • Shark Series power meters.

You’ll receive hands on setup and troubleshooting training. Our trainers work for our company and work with the power meters daily. We don’t outsource, so you learn from our experts. We have developed a program to properly educate people how to read our meters.

Meeting Locations

Check our website for an up-to-date training calendar. Our next public training occurs on March 27th – 28th in Ann Arbor, MI. We welcome both current and potential customers. Not everyone can make it, another option is on-site training at your work location.

LOCATION:

Washtenaw Community College Great Lakes Regional Training Center – Room 202

4800 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105

On-site Meetings
If you can’t make it to a public training, Electro could come to you. The best scheduling method combines the seminar with a field service call or startup installation. You can schedule a training seminar by calling 551-334-0870 or visiting Electro Industries website. We charge a reasonable fee for on-site training based on the number of training days and attendees.

Seating is limited, contact a local rep:

James Chan Cell: 516 289 4881 Email: jchan@electroind.com

Victor Batwar Direct: 516-515-9908 Office: 516-334-0870 Email: vbatwar@electroind.com

Product knowledge promotes best product use. Get the most out of your power meters, sub-meters and smart grid technology by learning its every function and how to make Electro technology work for you. READ THIS FLYER FOR ALL INFORMATION.

E.I.G.’s Ethics Policy


Today we wanted to highlight our ethics policy. We believe this is something that has kept EIG level headed and take pride in ourselves. EIG also cares about our deep culture of integrity and ethical behaviors.

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We believe one of our ongoing traits of success is making a relationship with our customers. We also believe in the bond between our employees, suppliers, and our community. Our ethics policy defines how we treat each other with fairness, dignity, and respect.
Here are a few key factors from our policy.

Our Values 
EIG’s values have strengthened our organization, shaped our culture and guided behavior on the job since 1975. We expect the company’s values to be followed at all times across EIG.

Integrity
We act with honesty, fairness, respect and safety, furthering a culture of unquestioned integrity. This strengthens relationships across businesses and functions.

Customer Satisfaction
Our future depends on us serving as customer advocates and increasing our customers’ success. We are proactive, hard-driving and easy to work with. EIG offers expert knowledge and practical solutions. We deliver on our promises.

Employee Engagement
As we grow, so will our people. We foster a culture that promotes excellent performance, teamwork, inclusion, leadership and growth. Our employee and leader diversity will mirror our global markets and population.

Innovation
We encourage change and seek the opportunities it brings. We will commercialize innovations globally at an accelerating pace.

Sustainability
Through our products, services, operations and community involvement, we promote the efficient use of resources to benefit all people and our planet. The environment and sustainability are key elements of our business proposition.

Guiding Principle: Policy Applies Equally to All
Our policy applies to everyone at EIG. Management, company officers, employees, agents and contract workers.
EIG does not tolerate threats or retaliation again anyone who makes a good-faith report of a possible Ethics Policy violation.

We ask that our employees regularly visit our policy for a refresher on what we stand for. If you would like to read our entire policy, it’s available here on our site for everyone to read. https://www.electroind.com/pdf/E300723_Ethics_Policy.pdf

Things to Do Around Westbury


Westbury, New York and Activity Options

Westbury is the name of a village that’s located on Long Island in New York. It’s a Nassau County community that’s not far at all from the Big Apple. If you have some time to spare in Westbury, you’ll encounter no shortage of fun and interesting activity options.

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Westbury is home to all sorts of high-quality dining establishments.

People who are hungry and in the mood to chow down on excellent food can easily do so. Westbury has a combination of fast food establishments, therefore people can visit sit-down eateries people can enjoy food all day. People there can dine on Mexican, All-American, Italian, Portuguese, Thai, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Chinese fare with ease.

Shopping opportunities abound in Westbury, too. The village provides enthusiastic shoppers with easy access to all kinds of shopping destinations. If you’re looking for luxury boutiques that offer high-end attire and accessories, Westbury has plentiful options. If you need to shop for electronic goods that are affordable and modern, it has an abundance of choices as well.

Museums Your Thing?

There are quite a few attractions for people to enjoy in Westbury. If you have any interest in air travel, the most noteworthy is the Cradle of Aviation Museum located in nearby Garden City. This education center can be a joy for people of all age groups. Children can have a blast at it as well. Admission costs $15.00 for adults. Furthermore, Senior citizens and children can get in for just $13.00.

The Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City is a must-see point of interest located in the Westbury area. This museum features a total of 14 thrilling exhibits. It even is suitable for children who love activities such as artwork and live theater. General admission for the Long Island Children’s Museum is $13.00.

Visit a Park?

Westbury possesses a soothing and relaxing atmosphere that’s great for folks who love unwinding and making the most of the moment. It has quite a few parks that are perfect for serenity and escaping things for a while. Notable parks that are located in and around the community are the Mineola Memorial Park, Eisenhower Park, Wilson Park, Carle Place Park and Martin Bunky Reid Park. It doesn’t matter if you rather want to people-watch, relish the splendor of nature or just most of all have a pleasant conversation with a pal. The greenery in the community is lush, inviting and soothing all at the same time.

Kick back and relax or go out and venture, there is plenty to go and do in Westbury!

What Should I Keep At My Desk for an Emergency?


No one expects an emergency to occur at work, but it is always wise to be prepared to the best of your ability. Here are a few items to keep at your desk to become the office hero.

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Batteries. 

Small and easy to store, batteries come in handy for flashlights, radios, and other small appliances. Keep the kind needed for the devices you use in case they become necessary on short notice.

Blanket. 

Even a smaller blanket may be useful in covering the face, if not the entire body, in the event of a fire or smoke. If a blanket is too big for your work desk, keep a towel instead to help block fumes, smoke, etc.

Emergency contact information.

Have the company’s emergency plan or policies in your desk, along with contact numbers for those who need to be notified, beyond emergency personnel. This may include HR or company officials as well as medical providers for questions.

First aid kit.

A first aid kit with bandages, antibacterial ointment, and over-the-counter pain relievers is helpful in case of an injury. It can be indispensable in an emergency.

Flashlight.

To go along with those batteries, a regular flashlight or larger lantern style is useful if the power goes out. Keep a battery with it to ensure it will work when needed.

Bottled water. 

Bottled water comes in handy if the workplace goes on lockdown, or in case of minor injuries that need to be washed when restroom access is blocked.

Portable radio. 

Although cell phones deliver most information these days, radio broadcasts may be able to pick up local news faster than larger news outlets. Stock the necessary batteries with the radio so it can be used without electricity.

A few small items like these can provide immediate help if an emergency should occur. Stock them to be prepared.

 

Our In-House and Field  Customer Support   


There is nothing more annoying and sometimes stressful as having something break and no one to reach out to.

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That is why we here at E.I.G. our customer support specialists are standing by to assist you. Our knowledgeable customer service is available by phone. If we can’t fix it over the phone we can certainly send someone out to assist you on sight.

E.I.G. technical engineering services team is available to work with customers. Our field support team is in-house, not contracted out to some other company. Thus ensuring our relationship even further. Read more about how they can help here: https://electroind.com/technical-support/

At Electro Industries/Gaugetech, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and support before, during, and after the sale. Do not be afraid to contact us today with any an issues you may have.

The hours of operation for our customer service support team are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. For prompt assistance, contact our Customer Support Specialists by phone, fax or email.

Contact us at:

1800 Shames Drive, Westbbury, NY 11590
(866) 928 – 7908 or 1 – 877 – EIMETER
support@electroind.com

If you are an international client, please check this list of contacts to reach out to your corresponding rep: https://electroind.com/contact-us/

If outside of business hours or you do not wish to speak with someone, you can email the team at support@ind.com and we will get back in touch with you soon. Remember that when you purchase one of our power meters or gauges you are now part of the family here at Electro Industries/Gaugetech.

 

Register for Our California Training


Increasing your energy efficiency and cutting energy use adds to your bottom line. Electro Industries can help you do that with our power meters and smart grid technologies. Our products help provide revenue grade energy measurement, information on power quality and advanced telemetry data. Our power meters currently help staff in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and substations keep tabs on energy use, energy quality and log energy data. It helps determine items like power use and cost per tenant.

Classroom training

You can use the right measurement tools that can provide you the data. However, not knowing how to properly use the tools makes its data meaningless. That’s where proper training enters the situation. Electro Industries provides its customers detailed training, therefore getting the most out of its devices.

Training Meetings
Electro offers two-day seminars that teach your staff all the features of our power meters and how to best utilize them. Your staff learns the flexible nature of these meters. When installed, the meters are matched to specific applications in your operations. Just as your needs change, you can adapt your use and application of our meters. This provides just one example of vital information your staff will learn.

What Training Covers
In our two-day seminar, Electro covers everything you need to know to get the most benefit out of our equipment. On the first day, you’ll get an introduction to:

  • Electro Industries/GaugeTech communication products,
  • Nexus line of power monitors,
  • Communicator EXT advanced power monitoring and analysis software.

We follow up the introductory day with a comprehensive second training day that enhances your product and technical application knowledge. You’ll learn the specific applications and technical functions of:

  • Communicator EXT,
  • Shark Series power meters.

You’ll receive hands on setup and troubleshooting training. Our trainers work for our company and work with the power meters daily. We don’t outsource, so you learn from our experts. We have developed a program to properly educate people how to read our meters.

Meeting Locations

Check our website for an up-to-date training calendar. Our next public training occurs on February 27 – 28, 2018 in Southern California. We welcome both current and potential customers. Not everyone can make it, another option is on-site training at your work location.

LOCATION: Vans Headquarters 1588 South Coast Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626

On-site Meetings
If you can’t make it to a public training, Electro could come to you. The best scheduling method combines the seminar with a field service call or startup installation. You can schedule a training seminar by calling 551-334-0870 or visiting Electro Industries website. We charge a reasonable fee for on-site training based on the number of training days and attendees.

Product knowledge promotes best product use. Get the most out of your power meters, sub-meters and smart grid technology by learning its every function and how to make Electro technology work for you.

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