Whether we’re teaching maintenance of electrical equipment or safety procedures, or we’re analyzing a power system for arc flash hazards – everything we do supports the prevention of electrical failures and the protection of life.
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Proper installation of cable splices and terminations drastically improves the lifetime of cables and prevents damage to downstream equipment, and more importantly, nearby personnel. Inadequate installation and testing of cable joints and terminations is the number one cause of failure (IEEE Std 493-2007 Table 10-33). Properly trained personnel can alleviate issues and improve safety while dealing with solid dielectric power cables.
Low-voltage power circuit breakers are one of the most poorly maintained protection devices in many power systems. Their exposure to moisture and contaminants makes this type of breaker more susceptible to failure without proper maintenance. Failure can lead to nuisance trips as well as more serious and life threatening situations like arc flash hazards.
Unlike a low-voltage breaker, medium-voltage breakers rated at 1 kV or higher rely on external controls to operate effectively. That means technicians have more components to test and maintain. Failure of a breaker can cause damage to other equipment and is extremely hazardous to nearby personnel. Properly trained technicians can alleviate these dangers and improve system performance.
The NFPA 70E is an OSHA recommended industry standard for electrical safety in the workplace. This standard provides practical methods for protecting personnel from the hazards of electricity at your facility. The ability to interpret this standard and correctly apply it is essential to potentially lowering electrical accidents, improving power system reliability, and realizing OSHA compliance.