Thermal monitoring: a safer, more effective way to identify electrical fire risks

Credit to Author: Markus Hirschbold| Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:00:42 +0000

We all know how potentially devastating electrical fires can be in any kind of building. Not only is human life put at risk, but also the resulting property damage and… Read more »

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Normal Operating Condition of Electrical Equipment

Credit to Author: Rod West| Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:20:37 +0000

Did you ever stop to think of the vast number of switches and circuit breakers found in the world?  They are found in virtually every market and application around the… Read more »

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Stopping electrical fires using arc flash and arc fault protection

Credit to Author: Tarek Boumegoura| Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 13:00:13 +0000

In a previous post in this blog series, I described how electrical fires can be caused by installations that have deteriorated over time, or from hazards due to electrical systems… Read more »

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Flood, heat, storm? No matter. Electric utilities can keep power flowing

Credit to Author: Simon Mouat| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:26:50 +0000

Electric utilities provide vital continuous and critical electricity supply to billions of people across the globe. But some areas face extreme weather: floods, high winds, storms, fires, hurricanes or heat waves. These conditions create exceptional challenges for power supply continuity and can result in widespread damage… Read more »

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Arc flash protection: combining containment and mitigation

Credit to Author: Tarek Boumegoura| Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:00:27 +0000

The Occupational Health & Safety Association (OSHA) have reported that arc flashes result in over 7,000 burn injuries per year in the US, with over 400 people dying as a… Read more »

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Fire-Resistant Cast-Resin Transformers Offer Multiple Safety Benefits

Credit to Author: Michel Sacotte| Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:00:29 +0000

In previous posts, I described the lifecycle-cost and environmental benefits the cast-resin transformers provides, compared to liquid-type transformers. In this post, I describe the fire-resistance cast-resin offerings provide, especially when indoor… Read more »

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Why Electrical Contractors Should Include a UPS in Every Job

Credit to Author: Vincenzo Salmeri| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 19:16:31 +0000

We are living in an increasingly digital world, with lots of electronic devices doing all kinds of important jobs for us. This fact presents a big opportunity and, indeed, a… Read more »

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The dangers of arc flash and how to protect against them

Credit to Author: Tarek Boumegoura| Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:00:48 +0000

According to the Occupational Health & Safety Association (OSHA), 5 to 10 arc flash events occur per day in the U.S., with most of these resulting in injuries and some being… Read more »

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How to Conduct a Successful Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Hazard Analysis

Credit to Author: Eddie Jones| Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:48:15 +0000

Arc flash and arc blast hazards have been around since electrical power has existed, but they have only recently been addressed in national standards. The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard… Read more »

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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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