David Paul

Articles

Process Instrumentation and Sensors February 24, 2015

Control systems engineering: Are PE stamped designs a requirement?

Professional engineering licensure for control system designers, engineers, and integrators is always a topic that can bring forth heated arguments both for and against licensure. The purpose of this article is to put forth the facts and let the readers determine if professional engineer (PE) designed control systems are a requirement for their systems and facilities.

By David Paul
Process Instrumentation and Sensors October 7, 2014

Identifying power quality issues

Is your automation problem really a power quality problem in disguise?

By David Paul
Energy, Power February 4, 2014

Understanding time current curves: Part 3

The final installment of a three-part series about time current curves (TCCs) reviews the coordination of sample curves and the importance of coordination.

By David Paul
Energy, Power January 28, 2014

Understanding time current curves: Part 2

The second installment of a three-part series about time current curves (TCCs) covers short and long time settings, including their purpose and examples of such overcurrents.

By David Paul
Energy, Power January 21, 2014

Understanding time current curves: Part 1

The first installment of a three-part series about time current curves (TCCs) provides a quick overview of item identification and how to read TCC plots.

By David Paul