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Case study: Fluke power monitor saves California wastewater plant thousands of dollars

Read the wastewater plant case study on how the Fluke 3540 Power Monitor paid for itself in five months by eliminating the need to use contractors.
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  • Top causes of single-phase motor malfunctions

    Top causes of single-phase motor malfunctions

    Most problems with single-phase motors involve the centrifugal switch, thermal switch, or capacitor(s). If the problem is in the centrifugal switch, thermal switch, or capacitor, the motor is usually serviced and repaired. However, if the motor is more than 10 years old and less than 1 HP, the motor is usually replaced. If the motor is less than 1/8 HP, it is almost always replaced.

  • Troubleshooting photovoltaic systems: Three typical problems

    Troubleshooting photovoltaic systems: Three typical problems

    With the push to energy independence and renewable energy sources, HVAC technicians need to know how to troubleshoot photovoltaic systems
  • Motor With Drive

    13 common causes of motor failure

    This article demonstrates how to detect the 13 most common causes of winding insulation and bearing failure in advance.
  • Teaching Materials

    Guide to Digital Multimeter Safety

    Take digital multimeter safety precautions to handle the conditions found in your work environment. Understand multimeter CAT ratings and ingress protection (IP) codes.
  • Arc Flash Videos and Electrical Safety Videos

    Arc Flash Videos and Electrical Safety Videos

    Watch Fluke electrical safety videos. Avoid dangerous arc flash explosion accidents and other deadly industrial electrical shock hazards. Select the right PPE, design and test standards, NPFA PPE table method.

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Arc flash vs arc blast

Arc flash vs arc blast

Arc flash vs arc blast. When an arc fault occurs, the result is a massive electrical explosion. The light and heat emitted by the explosion is known as the arc flash, and the pressure wave is known as the arc blast.
Digital multimeter CAT rating

Understanding the arc flash boundary

The arc flash boundary is the minimum “safe” distance from exposed energized conductors or circuit parts that has the potential for an arc flash. The required arc-rated clothing and PPE increases rapidly as a worker approaches the potential source of an arc flash
TiX560 Infrared Camera with a 2x Telephoto Lens

The difference between telephoto, macro and wide angle infrared lenses

Learn how for some use cases, a telephoto, macro or wide angle lens can prove invaluable. Plus, find out why ‘smart lenses' are better than the alternative.
 Fluke Ti300 PRO - 4

How to best present thermal inspection results

Thermal imaging inspection reports communicate findings and produce action, such as a repair order or further monitoring of equipment. This article includes information on what to include in a report—a summary, thermal and digital (visible light) images,