Electrical protection and safety

Protecting people and equipment in the plant.


 

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Infrared windows

Removal of panels on electrical equipment is an extremely risky activity – therefore, to minimise the risk, manufacturers across the board are making use of Infrared windows.
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Surge protection concept for LED street lights

Analysis of surge damage to LED street lights shows several LED lights are affected by the causes discussed in this article.
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Project Lumen: Lightning protection innovation

In Project Lumen, the only practical method of ensuring the separation distance of 88 cm was to make use of HVI conductors.
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Security requires protection

Structural and technical measures such as CCTV systems are decisive in increasing the security in buildings and facilities.
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Why surge protection is necessary

Surge Protection Devices are designed for surge protection and not other power quality issues such as swells and overvoltages.
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Professional lightning protection systems using varistors

Today, standards, directives, and practical aids simplify lightning protection.
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Keeping employees safe when working on electrical installations

The five best practice safety principles in EN 50110-1 will save lives when performing electrical installations.
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Managing lightning risks in hazardous locations

Lightning risks related to hazardous locations need to be managed coherently, holistically and effectively through a structured engineering approach.
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The importance of surge and lightning protection for the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) Market

Certain brands of surge protection plugs offer more than just multi-plug surge protection.
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Grounded! How to deal with arcing

Doing the best with technologies already available to reduce arc flash-related injuries and death.
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Arc flash protection - what more can be done?

Risks in high voltage switching and operating have been reduced to the absolute minimum – yet fatalities still occur.
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7 Electrical safety habits

Follow the seven electrical safety habits – and electrical incidents will be greatly reduced.
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Lightning protection system for generating station

Guidelines for designing a lightning protection system to minimise the risk of injury and damage at a generating station.
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Nanocomposites - electrical insulation of the future

Nanocomposites are the ‘new kid on the block’ as far as electrical insulation is concerned, with insulation qualities being significantly improved through the use of nanocomposites.
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Sharing knowledge on lightning in Africa

The Lightning Interest Group for Health, Technology, and Science (LIGHTS) is a multi-disciplinary group which provides a platform for lightning researchers to share their knowledge on lightning physics.
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A holistic look at safety

Revisiting safety requirements, with a specific focus on risk elimination and severity containment at the design stage, will make electricity in industries safer.
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Calculate arc flash energies

The evolution of methods used to accurately quantify energy from an electrical arc flash show that each has improved on the findings of its predecessor.
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