Trachte Protects Against EMP Threats

What is an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)? EMP stands for Electromagnetic Pulse, which is a burst of electromagnetic radiation that can be caused by natural or man-made events. EMPs can cause damage to electronic devices, power grids, and communication networks, which can have significant impacts on society.   A natural EMP can be caused by solar storms…

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CLEARANCE AND EGRESS CHANGES IN THE 2023 NEC

Concerns: Revised National Electrical Code (NEC) egress clearance requirements can exceed working space requirements, potentially causing e-houses to increase in size during the design phase to meet the egress code language. Engineers and end users are continually requesting e-houses with more equipment integrated inside, and “Mega” e-house applications are on the rise. Trachte Application Engineers…

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What is PVDF Resin Coating?

PVDF stands for Polyvinylidene Fluoride, which is a high-performance thermoplastic resin that is commonly used in industrial and engineering applications due to its excellent chemical resistance, durability, and low friction properties.  A PVDF resin coating is a thin layer of PVDF material that is applied to a surface, usually by a spray or dip coating…

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5 Uses for Substation Control Buildings | Renewable Energy

5 Uses for Substation Control Buildings for Renewable Energy Projects

The increased demand for renewable energy sources continues to rise throughout North America. Trachte’s prefabricated buildings support solar, wind, and battery energy storage systems through substation interconnection. Here we list the five main uses for substation control buildings for renewable energy projects.

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Case Study - Delivering Critical Power Solutions without Sacrificing Patient Care

Delivering Critical Power Solutions without Sacrificing Patient Care

At the #1 hospital in New York, they have more than three hundred beds available for in-patient care. There are over sixty state-of-the-art operating rooms, an advanced critical care unit, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the tiniest patients. It is home to a comprehensive stroke center and offers advanced emergency services for…

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How to Identify a Vintage Trachte Building

How to Identify a Vintage Trachte Building

Did you know that Trachte buildings were first produced in Madison, Wisconsin over 100 years ago? In 1919, Trachte started manufacturing steel buildings for use as garages, gas stations, restaurants, and even airplane hangars. Many of the original barrel-roof designs can still be spotted around the Madison area.  We’re often asked, “How do you know…

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Case Study - Coordinated Power for a Major NY State Bridge

Coordinated Power for Major NY State Bridge

The Tappan Zee Bridge, a twin cable-stayed bridge spanning the Tappan Zee section of the Hudson River between Tarrytown and Nyack in New York, was decaying and in desperate need of replacement. The bridge’s 8 lanes carry heavy automobile traffic  as part of the New York State Thruway, Interstate 87 and I-287.  The bridge also carries a shared use path for bicycles and pedestrians. Eaton’s Integrated Power Assembly (IPA)…

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New Substation Control Building | Factors to Consider

Factors to Consider When Requesting a Substation Control Building

There are several important factors that should be considered when it comes to the design-build of a substation control building. These include:  Overall, manufacturing a substation control building requires careful planning and consideration of a range of factors. Trachte’s Design and Engineering Team can help ensure that the building is designed to meet all necessary…

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Top 5 Trends Shaping the Utility Industry

The Top 5 Trends Shaping the Utility Industry

The utility industry is undergoing significant transformations driven by technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, and evolving regulatory landscapes. Here are the top five trends shaping the utility industry today: Modernizing the Grid Utilities are taking significant strides in modernizing the grid, bringing about numerous positive changes. Smart grids empower consumers with better energy management tools…

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Case Study - Hyperscale Data Center for a major Social Medial Corporation

Hyperscale Data Center for a Major Social Media Corporation

SITUATION A major switchgear manufacturer approached Trachte to collaborate on a hyperscale data center solution for a popular social media company after Trachte exceeded expectations on two previous projects for the same client. The social media company wanted to assemble an exclusive design team to collaborate on a standard for manufacturing drawings and specifications for…

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