Posts Tagged ‘electrical safety’

7 steps to maintain private overhead power lines

June 8th, 2017 | 1 Comment | Posted in Electrical Safety
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Patricia is a electrical engineering student who is always ready to share some tips for her fellows students. She kindly proposed to publish her essays here and if you want to do so as well, as usual you just need to send us a mail.


Private overhead electrical lines (POELs) are those which transport lines from the main switchboard and meters to a specific building or house. There are many schemes out there about private lines and all of them begin at the point of supply. The private poles and wires inside the property boundary of the homeowner are his one responsibility.

Power Outage: safety before, during and after

July 19th, 2016 | 1 Comment | Posted in Electrical Safety
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Hi my fellows electrical engineers, it’s Steven Mill and today I want to deal with safety basics. So here is an article about Safety before, during and after power outage. Let me know what you think about it!

The electric power supplied to homes, factories, public places and other installations have the potential to harm the users. Even the domestic installation, which is one of the smallest, has enough current to cause death by electrocution. Other than the direct harm resulting from touching the live conductors, there are other indirect dangers such as fire hazards or accidents by moving electromechanical parts.

Electrical safety signs

Electrical safety signs | image : mfgtrade


Operator safety Motor Control Center solutions review (continued…)

June 26th, 2012 | 6 Comments | Posted in Electrical Safety
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Drawer operation behind closed door

In our neswletter n°33 “special edition”, we have shared a preliminary review of the new MCC drawer solutions which can improve operator safety.

Among the feedback, one surprise was that it seems that maintenance operators are less and less qualified, even in critical sites.

 This post is to collect complementary comments after the related debate of the month in our newsletter n°34.



Operator safety Motor Control Center solutions review

May 24th, 2012 | 15 Comments | Posted in Electrical Safety
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MCC Drawer operation

This article is related to our collaborative Newsletter, special edition which has been dedicated to a review of new Motor Control Center drawer solutions to improve the safety of operators (closed door operation, internal arc resistant … ).

If you didn’t read this newsletter yet, click here to view it, then come back here to answer the related questions below.

Thank you to contribute to the validation, completion and enrichment of this review, by answering the following questions:
 (add your answers below as a comment to this topic)

  • Do you agree with us that this solution is a real improvement for operator safety?
    Or do you know other solutions which are more relevant/efficient to improve operator safety?
  • Do you see other advantages of such solutions (reduced down-time? reduced insurance cost? …)?
    And what are the drawbacks? Why isn’t it more frequently used today?

    Closed door operation - changing drawer position

  • Are the comparison criteria clear enough? comprehensive?
    Do you know other manufacturers or products?
    In which countries?
  • Do you use these solutions in your country? In which applications?

 Thanks again for your contribution !

Missed something? Here are October main subjects.

November 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Last month main subjects
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In this article we will talk again about the risks of short circuit arc flash evoked in this article, and give you some community news about the creation of a a new sharing area. Then we will mention some forum posts without answer, hoping you could help their authors and maybe find a solution. Finally we will meet another member of our community, Ahmadalsayed20.


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