The expert speaks.

A blog about our work and our experiences inland and abroad.

Personal experiences of our Power Quality specialists.

Not only our team is growing, but also our working area and the issues and problems surrounding Power Quality. This keeps the work challenging for our Power Quality specialists. Every customer, every sector, every installation and every situation is different. The commissioning of a filter on a yacht is a completely different experience than performing a Power Quality measurement in a data center. Specialist knowledge is an absolute necessity for both activities, but the background, actions and environment are completely different. Our Power Quality specialists share their experiences in this blog.

Meeting climate targets with 'inspansion' and storage

By Jorlan Peeters | October 2022

"The Dutch Climate Agreement stipulates that two-thirds of all electricity must come from renewable sources by 2030. The Netherlands is taking several measures to make this happen, such as taxation of CO2 emissions and reducing the use of gas... However, two factors are in getting the way of achieving our climate goals."

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Securing Schiphol’s communications with an EMC Study

By Christan van Dorst | September 2022

"At Schiphol Airport, a video installation by artist Maarten Baas shows a laborer, who appears to be standing in a giant clock, writing and erasing elapsing minutes."

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Trouble-free integration of solar panels for KLM

By Christan van Dorst | September 2022

"At Schiphol in Amsterdam, the largest airport in the Netherlands, more solar panels are being installed. A significant portion of the power used at Schiphol East has been generated by 4 MW of solar panels at Hangar 14 since 2021."

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Supporting availability and operation of security lanes at Schiphol Airport

By Christan van Dorst | September 2022

"In 2020, nearly 21 million passengers departed and arrived at Schiphol Amsterdam, one of Europe’s main airports. Travelers and their luggage are scanned and searched in security lanes using security equipment sourced from all over the world."

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Making runways even safer at Schiphol Airport

By Christan van Dorst | September 2022

"Thousands of aircraft use Schiphol Airport’s dual ring of taxiways every day. This system was recently extended to improve overviews for air traffic controllers and shorten waiting times for aircraft."

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Reducing harmonic pollution at Mannesmann

By Anil Kumar | August 2022

"The installation manager noticed that when air compressors were running at low speed and the extrusion machine was running at full speed, they would trip. He suspected there might be an issue with harmonics and  wanted to know the cause and how to solve the breakdown of the air compressors."

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Not enough power and connection possibilities: can we still fix this?

By Christan van Dorst | August 2022

"The high-voltage grid in the Netherlands is reaching it limits – fast. Reports from the market and the media confirm this. With this in mind, HyTEPS would like to challenge everyone to think about the following questions: What does this mean for me? What can I do to create more capacity within my installation?"

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How do we ensure the shortage of electrical engineering staff doesn’t jeopardize the energy transition?

By Christan van Dorst | August 2022

"Considerably more electrical engineers are needed to realize the energy transition and the number of vacancies is increasing rapidly. However, the Netherlands has been struggling with a persistent shortage of this professional group for years."

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Performing Arc Flash studies for one of the world’s largest brewers

By Harish Ravi | April 2022

"The brewery’s installation manager was becoming concerned about short circuits, that can lead to arc flashes, and about protection device response times."

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Monitoring and data: essential for clean, safe power in an increasingly complex world

By Jorlan Peeters | Januari 2022

"No one should need to worry about the availability and safety of voltage and current. Production at virtually every company, the energy transition, and new ways of working are more closely linked to the proper functioning of electrical installations than ever before."

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Shortage of electrical engineers: a real risk to energy transition

By Jorlan Peeters | December 2021

"Electrification is set to play an essential, even indispensable, role in reducing CO2 emissions and making the transition to sustainable energy. After all, if we want to significantly reduce the use of fossil fuels, sufficient ‘green’ electricity will need to be available."

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Minimizing potential damage and fire hazards on yachts

By Arnau Sans | October 2021

“Yachts present a number of very specific, complex Power Quality challenges. Applying pur experience in this area and coming up with solutions is always a fun challenge.”

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Arc flash studies for AC + DC on a yacht

By Arnau Sans | October 2021

"A major electrical developer for the yacht industry asked us to perform arc flash studies on their newest ship. However, the on-board electrical installation was a hybrid of AC and DC power supplies. Out of 30 distribution boards, eight were designed for a DC system, with batteries and rectifiers."

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Improved power quality and reliability at the largest hospital in the region

By Joost Giesbers | September 2021

"We have installed two new refrigeration compressors in a hospital to improve the quality of the electricity."

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Ensuring constant (operational) security for a data center managed by Zentrys

By Arnou Sans | March 2021

“Last year, HyTEPS conducted research on arc flash formation and selectivity at a Zentrys managed site in Groningen to determine whether there was sufficient selectivity with regard to arc flash.”

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Limit the risks of arc flash

By Jorlan Peeters | March 2021

“I think that as an employer you have an obligation to analyze every risk and come up with a solution. Fatal accidents due to arc flashes still occur. "

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Optimization of the largest solar panel park in the region

By Seymour Pijpers | March 2021

“Contributing to optimal production of the largest solar panel park; a challenging project and unique experience.”

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Power Quality now and 10 years ago

By Wendy Aikema | September 2020

"Power Quality is no longer seen as a distant reality. That is a substantial change compared to 10 years ago."

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Speaking in front of 150 electrotechnical colleagues

By Christan van Dorst | Dec 2019

“Speaking for the first time in front of a group of about 150 electrotechnical colleagues. That was a moment that will stay with me for a long time to come.”

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Power Quality scan op jacht in Cannes tijdens vuurwerkfestival BLOG

On a yacht in Cannes during the fireworks festival

By Arnau Sans | Nov 2019

“Last summer, I visited Cannes during the annual fireworks festival. During this time, I got to carry out a Power Quality scan on a vast luxury yacht."

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