ESFI’s Understanding Power Surges and Surge Protective Devices article was recently featured on ecmweb.com. Read the article here.
Just how well do facility managers understand power surges and surge protective devices (SPDs), otherwise known as transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSSs)? According to a survey conducted by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section, the answer is not as well as you might think. Surveying industrial and commercial facility professionals in the United States, respondents included facility managers, owners, building engineers, heads of maintenance, and other related occupations, who provided insight regarding power surge incidences and effects as well as usage of surge protective devices in the facilities they manage.