Electrical Safety

For the 1st month of year 2016, let's focus on the "Electrical Safety" category.

If you never read the articles from this category, here is a selection of the most recent posts about safety:

1. 10 most important safety precautions while working on low voltage equipment

2. LV and MV Switchgears - How to inspect, test and measure?

3. 9 best recommended grounding practices for safety and power quality

If you want to publish an article in the "Electrical Safety" category, you can send a mail to the team.

You can even post directly on the forum and write about whatever you want (debate, tutorial, product review, observations, your own experience, etc.)!

Thanks in advance for your active contribution to our community,

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  • 17691 members and over 1100 topics!
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    How to Select an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)

    The automatic transfer switches are used to automatically transfer the load from the utility power to a secondary or backup power source whenever power goes out, or as required.

    A careful selection of the switch ensures adequate capability, safety, and maximum reliability under both normal and emergency conditions.

    What do you think about these advices? Do you have any other remark to add?

    Electrical distribution system aging and degradation

    Designing and installing electrical transmission and distribution systems is a resource-intensive undertaking. Most companies only replace near faulty components during the maintenance or complete failure instances.

    This means that most regions are served by aging systems, with the inevitable result of frequent failures, power supply disruptions, and accidents.

    However, with the need for power supply reliability, an increased privatization of power generation and supply companies and heightened customer expectations, there is a need to implement system evaluation policies and aging models.

    Here's a very interesting article by Marvin, one of our members. Give him your opinion in the comments!

    Experiences in Electrical Power Installations (career story)

    "Throughout my career in the electrical engineering, I have worked in various capacities, in the industry, as an installer and as an independent contractor. All these jobs have their advantages as well as challenges. When professionals follow good practices and standards, most things will work out well as specified by the manufactures and as expected."

    "However, there are instances where some people use short-cuts and do substandard jobs..."

    The author of this article has 20 years experience in electrical installations, maintenance and repairs. What do you think about his statement?


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