The 5 critical faults that cause electrical fires

Credit to Author: Zakaria Belhaja| Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:00:39 +0000

Electricity is something we all depend to drive the operation and comfort of our businesses and our homes. And we expect our electrical installations to be safe, protecting people from… Read more »

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Countries pay huge costs in life and money for electrical fires

Credit to Author: Zakaria Belhaja| Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:30:13 +0000

According to insurance report statistics collected by government ministries MEEDDM and ONSE, every year in France firefighters are called to approximately 200,000 household fires. Of these, one quarter are caused… Read more »

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IEC 61439: Rated current of Electrical Panel and Switchboard Protection Devices

Credit to Author: Pascal Lepretre| Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:20 +0000

My first post went over the reasons behind the introduction of IEC 61439 and how following it can help specifiers get the outcome they want and avoid the undesirable ones…. Read more »

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Avoid the Wrong Type of Electrical Fireworks with IEC 61439

Credit to Author: Pascal Lepretre| Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:22 +0000

Companies and organization like to be noticed when they do something right. But, nobody wants to gain attention because something went wrong. An example was a government-backed show in India… Read more »

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NFPA 70E 2018: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

Credit to Author: Corey Jasper| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 23:26:03 +0000

Exposure to electricity resulted in 154 workplace fatalities and 1,850 cases with days away from work in 2014, according to the 2017 edition of the National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts”… Read more »

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Obsolete Breakers: Debunking Common Misconceptions

Credit to Author: Gabriel Arce| Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:44:39 +0000

Most circuit breaker life cycles are based on periodic maintenance inspection and operation specified in the manufacturer’s circuit breaker instruction manuals in order to have longevity. However, as technology, reliability,… Read more »

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Why use virtual reality for medium voltage equipment and safety training?

Credit to Author: Claude Houbart-Santini| Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:41:12 +0000

Could you make your medium voltage electrical installations safer? There could not be a more important goal. The latest digital training innovations can give students an edge and a perspective… Read more »

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Perform an Electrical Safety Components Check Before You Move into Any House

Credit to Author: Romain Grand| Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:24:15 +0000

Home electrical fires are more common than you would think. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 45,210 home structure fires were started by an electrical issue annually between 2010… Read more »

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Protecting Your Home and Family Against Electrical Safety Issues

Credit to Author: Romain Grand| Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:43:36 +0000

One of the biggest threats to your home is lurking right inside it. Electrical issues cause more than 20,000 fires a year in the UK and upwards of 45,000 in… Read more »

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Electrical Safety Essentials: Examining Five Main Areas Crucial to the Safety of Your Family

Credit to Author: Romain Grand| Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:53:19 +0000

We use dozens of appliances and devices daily without thinking about the electrical systems that power them. But don’t assume yours is safe. Between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments… Read more »

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Want a safe, reliable electrical distribution system? Start early.

Credit to Author: Didier Fulchiron| Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:53 +0000

This is the second in a 2-part blog series discussing the safety and reliability of medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) electrical distribution systems. In my first post, I… Read more »

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