An AC Pioneer: United Electric Light & Power Company [History]
2013 Edition, Volume 11, May 1, 2013 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

It often appears that everything that could be written has been written with regard to the 1890s competition between alternating current (ac) and direct current (dc) electric power systems. Much is inaccurate and, unfortunately, is repeated ad infinitum. One factor that all...

Forgotten Pioneer: Leo Daft and the Excelsior Power Company [History]
2018 Edition, Volume 16, July 1, 2018 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Gold Street in lower Manhattan is a narrow passage laid out when horse traffic was the predominant mode of travel. Just south of Fulton Street, a large converted residential structure at #33-43 bears a plaque with the words Excelsior Power Co. and the date A.D. 1888 (Figure 1). While it may...

Automatic Switch Company: Alive and Well [History]
2019 Edition, Volume 25, January 1, 2019 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

For more than a century, the Automatic Switch Company (ASCO), now ASCO Power Technologies (Figure 1), provided emergency and standby power equipment to a wide range of industries. Best known for its innovative and robust transfer switches, ASCO Power also developed...

Hannay Reels | History of a Company
Hannay Reels

Hannay Reels has been a global leader in reel manufacturing since 1933. We produce over 80,000 reels each year in upstate New York as a family-owned and operated company, known for manufacturing custom and standard reels. Visit hannay.com.

Underground secondary AC networks, a brief history
2007 Edition, January 1, 2007 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The first low-voltage AC network system is reported to have been installed in Memphis, Tennessee, c. 1907. The network transformers were supplied by primary feeders through distribution cutouts and were connected to a solid grid of low voltage cables that were protected with fuses. In 1921,...

Lightning investigation on Wallenpaupack-Siegfried 220-kv line of Pennsylvania power and light company
1942 Edition, Volume 61, April 1, 1942 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

THE Wallenpaupack-Siegfried line, the pioneer 220-kv circuit in the eastern United States, was completed in 1926.1 Little information on lightning, and most of it incorrect, existed at the time, and the design chosen proved inadequate to cope with the severe lightning conditions...

History and Lessons Learnt from a Metrics Program at a CMMI Level 3 Company
2013 Edition, Volume 2, December 1, 2013 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Metrics and especially metric-based monitoring dashboards provide valuable information and insights for managers in software development organizations. However, implementing and launching a company wide metrics program is very hard and time consuming. This paper describes the history...

G-Forces Help Company Focus On Safety AND Increase Productivity
Gorbel Inc.

"With the G-Forces we were able to move more product in less time," the manufacturing manager said. "We produced more engines in the past year than any other year in company history -- with less overtime hours."

EMC society history
2017 Edition, Volume 6, January 1, 2017 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The History Section contains three main articles in this issue. The first is a short article once again advertising the fact that the EMC Society's History Committee has created two Smart Drives; one covers all the IEEE EMC Symposium records from 1964 - 1999 and the other covers all...

Single Solvent Case History
Control Instruments Corp.

This case history describes how one Company uses the AcuPro Infrared Process Analyzer to monitor its process for solvent leakage to save product, reduce operating costs and optimize its process.