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FTC Customers Visited Altronic Factory

Last june 2012 a select group of FTC Energy Group costumers active users of the ALTRONIC line of products in Colombia had the opportunity to visit and receive training directly at and from factory personnel. The specialists, designers, developers and manufacturers of ALTRONIC products met our customers who use daily their equipment in its reciprocating machines.


Customers from important companies as WOOD GROUP AND ECOPETROL along with FTC Energy Group visited ALTRONIC factory in Girard, Ohio. They had the opportunity to tour the facilities where was appreciated the rigorous process of manufacturing and quality control which are subject 100% of the products by ALTRONIC.


ALTRONIC is one of the few high-tech companies that still manufactures and assembles directly all of its devices at its plant in the United States of America, from start to finish the manufacturing process is entirely made with the legendary American standard, which ensures ensuring the quality of the finalized goods.


Attendees had the opportunity to be immersed on an express training program held in three days. They received technical and operational information from firsthand. Product specialists on the various lines of ignition, Instrumentation and Control clarified their doubts regarding operation, handling and programming for Oil and Gas industry applications


Here we share some testimonials right from our clients who experienced this training program at factory:


Aurel Mantilla- ECOPETROL- Electronic Technologist


"My most sincere thanks for Ecopetrol and my own, the opportunity you gave us of getting to know ALTRONIC factory considered one of the largest in the world due to the hard work and dedication of the entire ALTRONIC family.


In this training we got to know how ALTRONIC manufactures its products and also the different applications of each of these to help us ensure a more competitive, productive and safer production operation, at the same time how we  can develop this work without affecting the environment ..

Thank you very much for all your care during and outside the course "


Camilo Barrera WOODGROUP


"I want to thank for the invitation and attention during the training seminar, I believe that these events strengthen the technical/commercial business relation with Altronic and increase the confidence we have in the line of equipment we use, all thanks to the direct support we received from FTC and its working group "




"I appreciate this opportunity I have had, this tour shows us the many new product options, the development and improvement opportunities out there, backed by quality and performance ALTRONIC has given us for over 10 years I've worked the product. Likewise, thanks to everyone at the factory that looked after us so well. "

FTC Recibe reconocimiento ALTRONIC-GTI

FTC Energy group received on Tuesday May 15th a recognition for his performance as GTI-Bifuel dealer.


On Wednesday April 16, 2012, as part of annual training and GTI Bi-Fuel system dealer meeting host by ALTRONIC in Girard, Ohio. FTC Energy Group SA received special recognition from the hand of the Worldwide Vice-President of the line GTI Bi-Fuel, Keith Brooks. This recognition highlighted the work of FTC in 2011, which represent one of the most significant sales of the year for the GTI Bi-fuel line on a single purchase.


This recognition occurs as a result of hard work in the introduction, management and increased brand recognition of the innovative new line of systems GTI Bi-Fuel Introduced in Colombia by FTC Energy Group a couple of years ago.


Beyond the recognition as a distributor FTC highlighted the significance and magnitude of the project that led to this indication. This project provided an integral solution for OCENSA and Ecopetrol in one of the main stations of the national pipeline network of the country  the state of Casanare, Colombia.


 14 GTI Bi-Fuel systems were delivered to empowered Generators and Pumps. 3 CATERPILLAR 3512 series and 9 CATERPILLAR 3612 were improved using the GTI Bi-Fuel Systems. This project meant for OCENSA and the community a significant reduction in emissions by consuming a fuel that burns cleaner. Another component of this project that is noteworthy is the significant operational cost optimization that the customer achieved by replacing the use of expensive diesel fuel to natural gas. More information about this project in the section ALTRONIC GTI-Bifuel 

FTC Energy Group Gets Social

FTC Energy Group Launches its social media campaign.


In 2012 FTC Energy Group launches an important campaign nontraditional media campaign in channels like internet and virtual social networks. Beginning with a total renovation in the Internet corporate web page, in which the customer may see a totally revitalized look and feel. We will prioritize content and proximity with customers, suppliers and employees over this media. This renovated interface is much user friendly. Visitor will have access a new world of technical content, news and current product information.


Along with the re launching of Energy Group´s Web portal. The company enters to the social networks world in order to have a closer and better dialogue with our customers, employees, suppliers and the general public through our official profiles on Facebook :  http://www.facebook.com/FTCEnergyGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ftcenergygroup and the recently opened http://www.youtube.com/user/FTCEnergyGroup youtube channel where visitors will have the chance to see videos share audiovisual content such as trainings, lectures and interviews with important issues regarding FTC Energy Group and topics related to our company aimed at promoting solutions for the rational and efficient use of electrical resources in industries.


We also have an official profile to connect with employees and former employees through the corporate social networking site LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/ftc-energy-group-sa


We invite you to follow FTC energy group actively in our social networks profile. We will promote interaction with our content by updating interesting information on a regular basis so you can be up to speed on the latest industry and corporate contents regarding FTC energy Group SA and it group of partner companies

FTC Energy Group S.A in EXPO OIL AND GAS 2012

El evento estuvo dirigido a las compañías de bienes y servicios petroleros, empresas operadoras, proveedores de bienes de capital y de servicios en general para la cadena del sector de hidrocarburos. FTC Energy participó con un muestra comercial en un espacio de 36m2 en el cual exhibió todas sus líneas de productos, los cuales sirven al sector Oil and Gas para la administración de sus recursos energéticos en el marco de la seguridad, confiabilidad y calidad. La muestra comercial desarrollada pro FTC Energy Group S.A permitió que sus visitantes interactuar con los diversos productos exhibidos, teniendo la oportunidad de tener contacto directo con estos y así percibir sus cualidades de fabricación, desempeño, funcionamiento y programación. FTC Energy Group S.A como representante exclusivo para Colombia de la marca estadounidense ALTRONIC y GTI Bi-Fuel desarrollo diversas actividades en el marco de la feria que permitieron a usuarios actuales y aquellos aun no tan conocedores de la marca poder tener una aproximación mucho mas cercana con la diversas líneas de control, ignición e instrumentación ALTRONIC así mismo se evidencio a través de la exhibición sistema GTI Bi-Fuel las ventajas de este para la disminución de emisiones contaminantes y reducción de costos operativos como consecuencia de la sustitución del combustible diesel por un porcentaje de gas. Expo Oil and Gas 2012 permitió reforzar el compromiso e FTC Energy Group S.A para con la industria de los hidrocarburos en Colombia. Este compromiso se ve reflejado en el continuo acompañamiento a la industria a través del suministro de soluciones confiables, desarrolladas con estándares de fabricación y confiabilidad de clase mundial los cuales permiten consolidar la posición de FTC Energy Group S.A como proveedor integral para las necesidades del sector Oil and Gas en el manejo y optimización de sus recursos eléctricos.

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Product Certificate

RETIE Conformity Certificate

FTC Energy Group´s General Presentation

A PDF Presentation with basic information regarding the company

FTC Energy Group Products sheet

A sum up of the FTC Energy Group´s family of products 

FTC Energy Group´s General Presentation

A PDF Presentation with basic information regarding the company

FTC Energy Group Products sheet

A sum up of the FTC Energy Group´s family of products 

Ignition accesories-CATALOGUE

PDF format catalgue of ALTRONIC ignition porducts accesories: Sparplug lead, sparkplugs, EZ Rail to name a few

Engine Control Systems-CATALOGUE

PDF format catalgue of ALTRONICEngine Control Systems: air/fuel  ratio controllers, governors systems etc.


PDF format catalgue of ALTRONIC Instrumentation Systems: Speed, Vibration, Detonation, hourmeters etc..

Ignition Systems-CATALOGUE

PDF format catalgue of ALTRONIC Ignition sistems


GTI BiFuel Catalogue a PDF format brochre of the innovative technology by altronic of bi fuel systems


Quiality Magagement System Certificate


Quality Management Systems Certificate IQNET

OHSAS 18001

Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series

Product Certificate

Medium Voltage Swithcgear RETIE  Conformity Certificate 

Brochure FTC Energy Group sp

FTC  Energy Group Corporate Catalog Spanish Version

Brochure FTC Energy Group en

FTC  Energy Group Corporate Catalog English Version

Corporate Presentation

Welcome to FTC Energy Group SA is a quick introduction to our company in PDF format.

This presentation is constantly being updated, here you will find always the latest available version.

FTC Energy Group at a glance

This one page document summarizes the core activities of the company 

180° PhotoTour FTC Energy Group

This 180° photo tour in HD shows the companies facilities and working enviroment in which FTC Energy Group develops its manufacturing adn administrative processes in Colombia.









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Electrical Connection: Equipment, materials and electrical equipment between the distribution network operator and service provider and the delivery point for connection of customer service.

The process by which a user generates electricity to supply part or all of the requirements of its facilities.

Circuit medium voltage distribution.

Voltage level greater than or equal to 69 kV.

Measuring the intensity of the current. In physics, is defined as the passage of a load a 'coulomb' per second.

Any problems presented by the meter, fittings or connections, not attributable to the user, which cause an alteration in the correct recording of power consumption and power, or established by the General Rules of Law and Electric Utility System .

The voltage level less than or equal to 1 kV

Rating given to the user when the connection of its facilities to the distribution network can be performed without an extension.

bi-fuel can be defined as the simultaneous combustion of two fuels. In the case of the GTI Bi-Fuel System, natural gas is utilized in conjunction with diesel fuel to operate the engine. After conversion, the engine is able to operate on either 100% diesel fuel, or alternately, on a mixture of diesel fuel and natural gas

Security elements consist of an appropriate enclosure to protect a special measuring equipment, protective or connection, which can be installed on poles in stands adjacent to the processing equipment in cabinets disconnection or property of users.

The one that is based on fossilized organic matter.

body, generally metallic in nature, which allows the passage of electric charges.

Amount of electrical charge flowing through a conductor (cable) in a given time.

Type of current changes sign (polarity) cyclically.

Unit of measure of electric charge.

One of the activities of the electrical system which involves the supply of electricity delivery points from generators or the transmission network to the connectionpoint of delivery through the use of substations, lines, transformers, control equipmentand other necessary for operation and maintenance.

Distortion of the waveform of voltage or alternating current caused by harmonics, defined as sinusoidal components with frequency equal to integer multiples of the frequency of the system.

A set of physical phenomena arising from the effect of the movement and interaction between positive and negative electrical charges. Form of energy that can lead to mechanical phenomena, light, thermal, chemical and physiological.

The electrical power produced, transmitted or consumed in a given period. Is measured and is expressed in watt hours (Wh) or multiples thereof: kilowatt hour (kWh), megawatt hour (MWh), Gigawatt hours (GWh), terawatt hours (TWh). It is transmitted by electromagnetic waves.

The ability of a given body to produce physical effects external to itself.

Tools or accessories are used to measure energy consumption and electrical power in kWh and kVA or kW power, required by users in a given time and other parameters.

Number of times per second that the voltage changes polarity in an AC system. It is measured in cycles per second or Hertz.

One of the activities of the electrical system, which involves the production of electrical power and energy conversion in power by provisioning and transformation of primary energy to the entry points of the transmission network, and all necessary equipment for operation and maintenance.

The voltage level greater than 1 kV and less than 69 kV. The term medium voltage refers to voltages above 1,000 volts and below 69,000 volts. The highest voltage metal enclosed switchgear in general use in North America is generally 38 kV class, although there is a small amount of 44 kV. Usually at 44 kV and above, switching is achieved by the use of air-insulated substations with discreet components

A measure of energy equivalent to one million watts.

Interruption of electric service is performed in order to effect repairs or modifications to the electrical system.

The ability of producing, transmitting or using electricity to power the user's premises instantly. Was measured and expressed in watts (W) or multiples thereof: kilowatts (kW), megawatts (MW).

The set of actors and agents involved directly or indirectly in the provision of electric service, which contribute to the shaping of actions to meet the needs in the electricity supply.

The set of activities, processes, facilities, equipment and devices that are articulated and interconnected in a systemic and continuing to provide quality electrical service to the voltage levels required by users.

The part of the process of carrying electricity from generating plants to distribution centers, closer to population centers. Electricity is transported from the delivery points of generation to point of receipt of the distribution network through the use of lines, substations and equipment necessary for processing and controlling voltage levels and equipment requirements for operation and maintenance.

A device using electromagnetic induction, AC becomes a given voltage to another.

Parameter expressed in volts delivered at the point of supply to the User Facilities

Engine consists of an impeller blades, which acts on the living force or pressure of a fluid (water, steam, air, etc.).

For the operator and service provider is maximizing the potential of each unit of primary energy in electricity production. For users is to get the most out of each unit of energy received through the use of technological equipment and proper habits, using less electricity to satisfy their needs.

It is the conscious use of energy using only the power required to satisfy the needs of each user or user, which contributes to better utilization of energy resources.

This is an increase or decrease the value of the supply voltage over the rated voltage.

is a kind of high intensity electric shock, which is formed between two electrodes in the presence of a low pressure gas or air. This phenomenon was discovered and proved by the British chemist Sir Humphry Davy in 1800.

winding a conductor wire around a solid or hollow cylinder, whereby, due to the special geometry important magnetic characteristics obtained.

Is an instrument used to measure the voltage difference of two different points and connection within an electric circuit is in parallel.

Bus duct, or busway, is a prefabricated electrical distribution system. In other words, it is a system that distributes electrical power throughout a building. The two types of these systems are feeder and plug-in. A feeder busway distributes power to one area, whereas a plug-in busway is used to distribute power over a larger area.

MCC - Motor Control Centre
A modular cabinet system for powering and controlling motors in a mine or factory.

An acronym for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. A system operating with coded signals over communication channels so as to provide control of remote equipment, typically using one communications channel per remote station.

The supervisory system may be combined with a data acquisition system by adding the use of coded signals over communication channels to acquire information about the status of the remote equipment for display or recording functions.

Typical supervisory control functions are :

  • Alarm functions
  • Analogue functions
  • Control functions
  • Indication or status functions
  • Sequence of events function

SF6 - Sulfur hexafluoride Colourless, odourless gas used to insulate electrical switchgear. Identified by the KYOTO protocol as one of the 6 greenhouse gasses. SF6 gas has a an environmental impact 24000 times CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) and has an atmospheric lifetime of up to 3200 years

A protocol is a set of rules for communication between devices (eg computers, telephones, routers, switches, etc). The protocols governing the format, timing, sequencing and error control. Without these rules, the devices could not detect the arrival of bits.

The percentage of energy input an energy system puts out as useful energy. All energy systems suffer losses during operation

A circuit breaker using compressed air to force the extinction of the arc through an arc-chute system. An obsolete technology.

Defined in ANSI standard C37.2, the Device Function Numbers are a world-wide standardized system for describing the function of many protection and control components within switchgear.

The American National Standards Institute control the National Standards of the United States. These standards are of course used in the US and some are used by certain other countries as well, including Canada. The electrical engineering standards of ANSI are often written for them by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer

A type of switchgear design which is designed to withstand the effects of an internal arcing fault, without causing harm to personnel who are located in defined areas. It is not intended to withstand these internal arcing fault without possibly causing physical damage to the structure and/or components, but often the physical damage is less with an arc-resistant design.

The amount of time between the first initiation of the arc and the instant of final arc extinction in all phases.

All the control, indicating and measuring circuits in the switchgear. When speaking of the circuit breaker, these are often called the secondary circuits (with the main current path called the primary circuit).

A relay whose function is to assist another relay or control device in performing a general function by supplying supplementary actions. Some examples are a relay used to provide seal-in functions, to increase the number of available contacts, to provide circuit opening instead of circuit closing contacts or vice-versa

A mechanical switching device, capable of making, carrying and interrupting currents under normal circuit conditions, and also making and carrying for specified time and interrupting current under abnormal circuit conditions such as those occurring during short circuits.

Many different methods of achieving this functionality have been developed over the years, such as Air-blast, Air-magnetic, Minimum Oil, Bulk Oil, etc., but most modern medium voltage applications today use either SF6 or Vacuum methods. Circuit breakers are usually intended to operate infrequently, although some types are made to operate frequently

A contactor is (usually) a magnetically operated switch for repeatedly establishing and interrupting an electric power circuit.  It may also include a mechanical latching system to hold the contactor closed without requiring a continuous power supply.

A typical application is motor starting.  It differs from a circuit breaker in that it will withstand a very high number of operations (300,000 or more compared to 10,000 for a circuit breaker), has generally lower continuous current ratings than ANSI circuit breakers and has lower interrupting and making capacities.   It is not intended to interrupt fault current on its own and is therefore often used in association with fuses or a circuit breaker


A transformer used to supply control power to switchgear. It is connected to the main switchgear bus as its power source, is usually single phase only, and is usually 120 volts output (other voltages are possible). It is often a VT located in a standard VT drawer, but may be a small power transformer if a sufficiently high power output is required

An auxiliary relay whose function is to initiate or permit the next desired operation in a control sequence

A transformer specially designed to accurately represent the primary current in a secondary circuit. Typically in North America, current transformers are standardized to be 5 amperes when rated current is passed through the primary circuit, although other values are possible. 


Current transformers can be used to power or provide information to such equipment as metering devices, or protective relays.

Same as Isolating Switch. A mechanical switching device used for changing the connections in a circuit, or for isolating a circuit or equipment from the source of power.


It is required to carry normal load current continuously, as well as abnormal or short circuit currents for short times as specified. It is required to open or close circuits when negligible current is interrupted or made

Same as Ground Fault Protection. “Earth” is typically the terminology used in Europe, “Ground” being used in North America

An overcurrent protective device with a circuit opening fusible part that is heated and severed by the passage of current through it.


The term fuse comprises all the parts that form a unit capable of performing the prescribed function, but it may or may not be the complete device necessary to connect it into an electric circuit. See Cartridge Fuse, Current Limiting Fuse, Fuse Link, Expulsion Fuse.

GIS equipment is a type of metal-clad switchgear construction, where all the switchgear power components are located inside of a sealed metal envelope filled with (usually) SF6 gas.


GIS equipment is often supplied into high voltage applications, but there are now offerings at medium voltage. GIS has small space requirements, is impervious to atmospheric contaminants and no derating is required for high elevations

The acronym for the International Electrotechnical Commission.


This series of standards is produced by the IEC, and are typically used in most countries of the world, but not widely in North America. Each country may adapt IEC standards to their own needs, especially in the past, but it is now preferred that the basic standard be applied as is, where possible. When it comes to switchgear and circuit breaker design and ratings, the two main global standards are IEC and ANSI.


The world is very slowly moving towards adopting IEC standards, but ANSI and IEC are different enough that this is not easy to do

An air insulated switch, equipped with an interrupter, for making or interrupting specified currents, or both. The nature of the current being made or interrupted is indicated by a suitable prefix, such as “load interrupter switch”, “fault interrupter switch”, “capacitor current interrupter switch”, etc

Metal-clad switchgear is a specific type of metal-enclosed switchgear. While all metal-clad switchgear is metal-enclosed, not all metal-enclosed switchgear can be classified as metal-clad.

Metal-clad is characterized by always having the following features:

  • The main switching and interrupting device is removable (drawout), with a mechanism to move it between connected and disconnected positions, and equipped with self-aligning and self-coupling primary disconnecting devices and disconnectable control wiring connections.
  • Major parts of the primary circuit are completely enclosed by grounded metal barriers that have no intentional openings between compartments. A metal barrier shall be included in front of or part of the circuit interrupting device to ensure that when in the connected position, no primary circuit components are exposed by the opening of a door.
  • All live parts are enclosed within grounded metal compartments.
  • Automatic shutters that cover primary circuit elements when the removable element is in the disconnected, test or connected positions.
  • Primary bus conductors and connections are covered with insulating material throughout.
  • Mechanical interlocks are provided for proper operating sequence under normal operating conditions.
  • Instruments, meters, relays etc. and their wiring are isolated by grounded metal barriers from all primary circuit elements (short lengths of wire such as CT secondary leads are excepted).
  • The door through which the removable element is inserted may serve as an instrument or relay panel, and may also provide access to the control compartment within the housing.
  • Note the proper spelling of metal-clad, with a dash and a lower case “c”.

Switchgear which is surrounded by a metal case or housing, usually grounded. Note the proper spelling of metal-enclosed, with a dash and a lower case “e”

A general term which covers switching and interrupting devices and their combination with associated control, metering, protective and regulating devices.

Also, assemblies of these devices with their associated interconnections, accessories, enclosures and supporting structures used primarily in connection with the generation, transmission, distribution and conversion of electric power

That position in which the primary disconnecting devices of the removable element are separated by a safe distance from the stationary contact elements, and some or all of the secondary circuits are in operating contact.


The test position may be the same physical position of the removable element as the disconnected position, just with the secondary circuits not connected. See also Connected Position, Disconnected Position

A switch or switches arranged to permit transferring a conductor connection from one circuit to another without interrupting the current.


Type Tests or design test Those tests made to determine the adequacy of a particular type, style or model of equipment, with all of its component parts, to meet its assigned ratings and to operate satisfactorily under its normal service conditions, or under special service conditions if specified.

These tests are usually performed on representative apparatus, and are not intended to be performed on a regular production basis. These tests are sometimes called Type Tests. See also Conformance Tests, Production Tests.

 circuit breaker which uses a vacuum bottle for its interrupting method

An ignition system is a system for igniting a fuel-air mixture. Ignition systems are well known in the field of internal combustion engines such as those used in petrol (gasoline) engines used to power the majority of motor vehicles, but they are also used in many other applications such as in oil-fired and gas-fired boilers, rocket engines, etc.


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