Power Bytes

Power Bytes

A new podcast that focuses on power has launched. We’ll be discussing a wide variety of interesting and helpful topics with industry experts each month, giving you an exclusive look into the power industry and beyond. Please remember to subscribe to our channel to get the latest episode updates

Episodes

January 1, 2022 7 min

Join us to hear Mike Gemmolva talk about the benefits of peak shaving.  Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe to our podcast wherever you listen. Send feedback to Powerbytes@cat.com

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Renewable power generation, decarbonization and the energy transition are very hot topics right now.   As we continue our focus on fuels, we wanted to highlight one of particular importance both from a use case scenario and to its completely sustainable nature.  That fuel is biogas.  From Geneva Switzerland we are joined by Sven Buhler. 
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August 1, 2021 17 min

Getting the most out of your generator set is critical.  The place to start is with a solid understanding of the genset ratings definitions.  Bryan Snyder gives us a great explanation of generator set ratings.  Be sure to like and subscribe to the show wherever you listen.  Send feedback to Powerbytes@cat.com

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Today I'm joined by Eric Bibby and we are going to discuss Low vs High Voltage generators.  We'll talk about the differences as well as an important tip to getting help with the analysis.

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We are experiencing a data explosion around the world. With record numbers of new devices connecting to the internet every day and professionals demanding to be connected to their critical assets.  We talk with connectivity and data center experts Magy Kramer and Debbie Mallally to get some insights.

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There are over 100,000 people working hard to make Caterpillar the company it is today.  Power Bytes thought you might like to meet some of the "People Behind the Brand"
Feedback?  Write to us at powerbytes@cat.com.

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Join us for a discussion of fuels on the horizon! Send feedback to powerbytes@cat.com

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March 31, 2021 16 min

Users have a wide spectrum of fuel choices for power generation. Today we speak with a fuels expert about some of them.  Please Subscribe.  Send feedback to powerbytes@cat.com

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February 28, 2021 7 min

Microgrids, decentralized power, and hybrid energy have dominated the news for some time now.  We wanted to take some time to look at specifically Microgrids in some different applications.  So, today, we're going to focus on mining.

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Today we speak to Sr. Controls Expert Ryan Byrd about the importance of voltage regulation.  As much of the 'why' as the 'how' in this discussion. Send Feedback to Powerbytes@cat.com

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Getting to and from your primary utility source is an important function.  Learn of a way to accomplish that without adding cost to your system.  Feedback?  Write to us at powerbytes@cat.com.

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November 30, 2020 6 min

SpecSizer = Industry Leading Genset Sizing Tool
I'm so happy to have Chad Dozier back with us today via the Cat Electric Power Hot Line.  You may recall Chad did a podcast earlier this year about Spec Sizer, Cat's world class genset sizing tool. 

Feedback?  Write to us at powerbytes@cat.com.

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October 31, 2020 10 min

For decades, the industry standard for standby power generation has been the diesel generator set.  With the ever emerging desire to be more environmentally friendly, companies have been looking for new and different ways to meet the many requirements of the standby power generation market. 

Joining me today via the Cat Electric Power Hotline to talk with us about some advancements in Natural Gas fired gensets for standby applicatio...

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This episode focused on a technology that is growing in popularity.  It's called Dynamic Gas Blending or DGB.  Joining me today to talk about DGB is Graeme Mawhinney.
**Note: “3516B Series DGB generator set models and associated DGB retrofit kits are not suitable for use in EPA regulated territories” 

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Great conversation with Marc Godwin of Cat's Switchgear operation.  What you need to know when choosing a switchgear partner.  Feedback?  Write us at powerbytes@cat.com

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 I'm so happy to have a returning guest with us today.  Joining us via the Cat Electric Power Hotline is Magy Kramer.  For veteran listeners you'll recognize Magy from our episode on "Connecting Critical Devices".  Magy is back with us to discuss some critical items to look for when choosing your connectivity solution.

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Caterpillar has recently published a white paper on the subject titled :  CAT® INTERNALLY EXCITED (IE) ALTERNATORS.  

Joining us today from his home in Northern Ireland via the Cat Electric Power Hotline is the paper's author - Roger Rosborough.  Roger has a Masters and PhD in Engineering from Queens University in Belfast N. Ireland and has16 years experience with Caterpillar working in Mechanical Design, the Technology departme...

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August 3, 2020 8 min

Today we speak with our resident application specialist Bryan Snyder about the basics of excitation systems for Generator Sets.  Feedback?  Write to us at Powerbytes@cat.com

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July 24, 2020 8 min

In these most uncertain times we all are looking for things that bring us a sense of stability and confidence.  Today we are going to be talking about why Caterpillar's  Customer Value Agreements can help. 
Joining me today from his home in Dubai is Andrew Haroun:  Andrew has Master's degree from Purdue university and has held a number of positions at Caterpillar during his 16 year journey with the company.

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In this episode of Powerbytes, Mike Gemolva is our special guest to walk us through what's new in the area of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or Cogeneration. Most importantly how users can save money by increasing efficiency by utilizing these methods.  

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