Articles Tagged: electrical safety

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

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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Electrical Distribution Safety and Reliability: Get it Right from the Start

Electrical distribution systems are found supplying power in all sorts of factories, data centers, hospitals, and large commercial complexes. The reliability of these systems is critical to keeping businesses and… Read more »

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Reduce Risk with Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often mistakenly viewed as the solution to arc flash hazards. In reality, properly selected PPE does not guarantee freedom from injury. NFPA 70E only makes… Read more »

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How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

This is the second of three posts focusing on addressing electrical safety non-compliance in many older residential dwellings. In the first post, we looked at the risks and documented incidents… Read more »

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The alarming state of electrical safety in many existing residential buildings

This is the first post in a 3-part blog series looking at the high level of electrical risks present in many older residential buildings, including a proposed strategy for gradually… Read more »

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The Risk Assessment: An Electrical Contractor’s Most Important Tool

Are you a risk taker?  Does it depend on the situation?  Does it depend on the consequences?  Can’t answer the question without knowing more information?  Congratulations, you’re well on your… Read more »

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Why Buildings are Monumentally Important

Urbanisation is one of the main trends shaping our world today. As cities grow and new buildings appear across the globe, we must look closely at the places where we… Read more »

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Outsourcing Electrical Work? Exercise Due Diligence.

When you consider that a facility’s electrical infrastructure typically consists of: service entrance switchgear and switchboards, distribution panelboards, power panels, motor control centers, various sized circuit breakers, distribution transformers, fused… Read more »

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Network safety while deploying IEDs: Create a maintenance plan

Did you know that IEC 61508 can be used as a framework to maintain high levels of safety while deploying IEDs on electric networks? This series of blog posts covers… Read more »

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How to apply standards when deploying intelligent devices

In the first post in this series, I gave an overview of how utilities can use the IEC 61508 standard as a framework to maintain high levels of safety while… Read more »

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Electrical Workplace Safety: A Never-Ending Process

Electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related death in the United States according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. Companies can take several steps to better protect workers… Read more »

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Why Buildings are Monumentally Important

Urbanisation is one of the main trends shaping our world today. As cities grow and new buildings appear across the globe, we must look closely at the places where we… Read more »

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Arc-flash protection options and GOOSE communication

An arc flash is an electrical explosion that can greatly endanger human life as well as damage or destroy expensive equipment. In fact, arc-flash temperatures can reach 35,000° F, according… Read more »

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The Risk Assessment: An Electrical Contractor’s Most Important Tool

Are you a risk taker?  Does it depend on the situation?  Does it depend on the consequences?  Can’t answer the question without knowing more information?  Congratulations, you’re well on your… Read more »

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Outsourcing Electrical Work? Exercise Due Diligence.

When you consider that a facility’s electrical infrastructure typically consists of: service entrance switchgear and switchboards, distribution panelboards, power panels, motor control centers, various sized circuit breakers, distribution transformers, fused… Read more »

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Reduce Risk with Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often mistakenly viewed as the solution to arc flash hazards. In reality, properly selected PPE does not guarantee freedom from injury. NFPA 70E only makes… Read more »

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How to Balance Safety and Cost when Deploying Intelligent Devices

In the previous post in this series, I gave an overview of how utilities can use the IEC 61508 standard as a framework to maintain high levels of safety while… Read more »

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The alarming state of electrical safety in many existing residential buildings

This is the first post in a 3-part blog series looking at the high level of electrical risks present in many older residential buildings, including a proposed strategy for gradually… Read more »

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How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

This is the second of three posts focusing on addressing electrical safety non-compliance in many older residential dwellings. In the first post, we looked at the risks and documented incidents… Read more »

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Network safety while deploying IEDs: Create a maintenance plan

Did you know that IEC 61508 can be used as a framework to maintain high levels of safety while deploying IEDs on electric networks? This series of blog posts covers… Read more »

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Electrical Workplace Safety: A Never-Ending Process

Electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related death in the United States according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. Companies can take several steps to better protect workers… Read more »

3 Comments

The Risk Assessment: An Electrical Contractor’s Most Important Tool

Are you a risk taker?  Does it depend on the situation?  Does it depend on the consequences?  Can’t answer the question without knowing more information?  Congratulations, you’re well on your… Read more »

2 Comments

Reduce Risk with Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often mistakenly viewed as the solution to arc flash hazards. In reality, properly selected PPE does not guarantee freedom from injury. NFPA 70E only makes… Read more »

1 Comment

Arc-flash protection options and GOOSE communication

An arc flash is an electrical explosion that can greatly endanger human life as well as damage or destroy expensive equipment. In fact, arc-flash temperatures can reach 35,000° F, according… Read more »

1 Comment

Why Buildings are Monumentally Important

Urbanisation is one of the main trends shaping our world today. As cities grow and new buildings appear across the globe, we must look closely at the places where we… Read more »

1 Comment

Electrical Distribution Safety and Reliability: Get it Right from the Start

Electrical distribution systems are found supplying power in all sorts of factories, data centers, hospitals, and large commercial complexes. The reliability of these systems is critical to keeping businesses and… Read more »

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How to Balance Safety and Cost when Deploying Intelligent Devices

In the previous post in this series, I gave an overview of how utilities can use the IEC 61508 standard as a framework to maintain high levels of safety while… Read more »

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

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 »

Leave a comment

How to apply standards when deploying intelligent devices

In the first post in this series, I gave an overview of how utilities can use the IEC 61508 standard as a framework to maintain high levels of safety while… Read more »

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Network safety while deploying IEDs: Create a maintenance plan

Did you know that IEC 61508 can be used as a framework to maintain high levels of safety while deploying IEDs on electric networks? This series of blog posts covers… Read more »

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