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Publications

 Mercedes Electric has published a variety of articles on electrical construction, arc flash, coordination , safety topics in various trade journals, magazines and organizations. View the below Mercedes Electric PDF Library or links to the magazines of our publications.


F. Mercede, Power Engineering Fundamentals - Unit 001: Circuits Fundamentals Review, Mercedes Electric Company, Aug. 2011

 

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "Don't Leave Arc Flash PPE to Chance! - Part 1," Mercedes Electric Company, June 2011

 

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "Don't Leave Arc Flash PPE to Chance! - Part 2," Mercedes Electric Company, July 2011

 

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "Don't Leave Arc Flash PPE to Chance! - Part 3," Mercedes Electric Company, Aug. 2011

F. Mercede, Sample Final Report: Arc Flash, Short-circuit & Protective Device Studies of a Commercial Power System, Mercedes Electric Company, April 2011

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, IAEI - Benjamin Franklin Chapter Report: January 2011 Meeting on Short Circuits, Protection, and Arc Flash, IAEI Magazine, June 2011

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "The Seven Deadly Misconceptions of Arc Flash Labeling," EC&M, Jan. 2011.

 

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "Arc Flash Calculations Clarified," EC&M, Jan. 2011.

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "Protective Device Coordination Study - Part 1 of 3," EC&M, Feb. 2011.

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "Protective Device Coordination Study - Part 2 of 3," EC&M, March 2011.

F. Mercede and J. Mercede, "Protective Device Coordination Study - Part 3 of 3," EC&M, April 2011.

F. Mercede, "Example of Arc Flash Calculations," Mercedes Electric Company, Aug. 2011

F. Mercede, "Hand Calculations of Short-circuit Currents," Mercedes Electric Company, Jan. 2011.

Invited Presentation: Short-circuit Calculations, Protection, and Arc Flash, IAEI - Benjamin Franklin Chapter, February 2011.Invited Presentation: NFPA70E - A Primer for Safety and Facilities Personnel, Hospital Fire Marshals Association, February 2011.Invited Presentation: Issues Impacting Arc Flash Hazard Risk, Philadelphia Joint Chapter of the IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies, Philadelphia, October 2010.

F. Mercede, "Short-circuit Calculations of a Single-phase Service," Mercedes Electric Company, October 2010.F. Mercede, "PSSE power flow analysis of IEEE 14-bus test system," Mercedes Electric Company, July 2010.

Invited Presentation: Impact of Arc Flash Hazard on System and Operating Conditions, EC&M University Arc Flash Conference, Boston, MA, Oct. 2008."Using short-circuit currents to perform a protective device coordination study," with H. Fleck, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 43-52, March/April 2000.

"On the use of wavelets for the detection and analysis of power system transients," with V. Reddy and S.S. Rao, IEEE Winter Power Meeting, New York, pp 1293-9, Feb. 4, 1999.

Invited Presentation: Back to Basics: Short-circuit Currents, Electric 98 Conference, Javits Convention Center, New York, May 1998.F. Mercede, "How to perform short-circuit calculations - Part 1," Electrical Construction and Maintenance, vol. 94, no. 6, June 1995.

F. Mercede, "How to perform short-circuit calculations - Part 2," Electrical Construction and Maintenance, vol. 94, no. 13, Dec. 1995.

F. Mercede, "How to perform short-circuit calculations - Part 3," Electrical Construction and Maintenance, vol. 95, no. 4, April 1996.

"A student design project to improve power quality for a commercial facility," with R.C. Lentz and J.N. Mercede, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 10, no. 1, pp 3-10, Feb. 1995.

F. Mercede, Fault Calculations for Industrial / Commercial Power Systems, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 1994

4-week Tutorial, Phase Overcurrent Protection & Coordination of Industrial Power Systems, IEEE Philadelphia Section - Power Engineering / Industry Applications Chapter, May 1994.

"Industry-sponsored student projects to promote power quality education," with M.A. Aniba, K.M. Bradley and S.A. Hurff, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 7, no. 4, pp 1550-8, Nov. 1992.

"Undergraduate courses on power system protection at subtransmission and distribution levels," with E. Stagliano, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 7, no. 4, pp 1604-10, Nov. 1992.F. Mercede, A Framework for the Analysis of Voltage Collapse in Electric Power Systems, Ph.D. dissertation, Drexel University, 1989

"A framework to predict voltage collapse in electric power systems," with J.C. Chow, H.H. Yan and R. Fischl, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 3, no. 4, pp 1807-13, Nov. 1988.

"A comparison of dynamic security indices based on direct methods," with R. Fischl, F.F. Wu and H-D. Chiang, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 10, no. 4, Oct. 1988"An algorithm for automatically tuning the weights of performance indexes for monitoring power system loading or security," with R. Fischl, T.F. Halpin, J.J. Helferty and V. Gershman, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 1, issue 3, pp 207-13, Aug. 1986.