Power quality a serious issue for business, industry

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The LED display on the kitchen range is blinking again, yet the old battery-operated clock seems to be working just fine. How many times have you had to reset clocks on microwaves, alarms, digital cable boxes and other devices due to a brief moment of power interruption?

We don’t often think about momentary power interruptions or how they affect our everyday lives. In business or production process-related industries, the effects of these interruptions may be particularly disastrous and very costly.


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Our best tips for dealing with disasters

We couldn’t let September go by without a mention of national PrepareAthon Day coming up on September 30. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and related government organizations urge all Americans to create a disaster plan to help cope with earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters. Find more information about PrepareAthon – and disaster preparedness in general – at Ready.gov. Here are five of our previous blogs outlining tips to cope with disasters.


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Check coverage before loss of power, utilities

Many of us can still remember the effects of Hurricane Ike in September 2008, when the storm caused damage across 11 states. Widespread winds with gusts to hurricane force caused one of the largest power outages in the history of the Midwest, with close to 4 million customers losing power.


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