grid element

grid element

[′grid ‚el·ə·mənt]
(electricity)
A sinuous resistor used to heat a furnace, made of heavy wire, strap, or casting and suspended from refractory or stainless supports built into the furnace walls, floor, and roof.
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The effect of torsion and distortion of the box girder cross-section is converted into shear differences in the web grid, and the shear lag effect of the top and bottom slab of the box girder cross-section is expressed by different forces of different longitudinal grid elements.
The order includes a modern broadband powerline communication network through which the core grid elements are connected to an existing fibre optic network for the 66 kilovolt transformer substations in the city area.
Although Dodge, Lovejoy and other competitors market their grid elements as "fit-for-fit" or interchangeable with Falk Steelflex grid elements, the tests show that doing so will reduce durability by 87.
Most Smart Grid elements were not built with direct security threats in mind, requiring external security devices to be added or created specifically for this new challenge.
Various grid elements must collaborate with each other to ensure good communication, control, and management of its elements, says the analyst.
The electricity utilities started off with one of the smart grid elements, the smart meter, and that still dominates many of the developments.
Market opportunities, spanning across the grid elements, from generation points to consumption centers, have been spotted by these companies and they are now preparing to offer customized products for the power utilities.
As we expand and rebuild the transmission grid of the future to enable renewables and other forms of new generation, superconducting FCLs can provide a smart means to avoid capital investment as we integrate newer grid elements into the existing grid.
Table 2: Key Smart Grid Elements, Functional Properties 11