Industrial plants are full of potential electrical hazards, so it’s important to understand and follow the proper safety policy provided by the company for everyone’s protection. It is common for workers to encounter a variety of safety hazards, including machinery and electrical wiring/cables, on a routine basis.
Here are some helpful
safety tips you can follow:
Identify electrical hazards and review proper safety precautions for specific equipment being handled.
Use a lockout/tagout plan when machinery will be turned off and left alone for the safety of fellow workers.
Do not over exceed the maximum current rating stated for electrical outlets which can cause overheating or fire.
Utilize proper safety signs and warn others of potential hazards that are nearby.
Perform regular maintenance on equipment and machinery.
In this article, you can read about these important tips to
guarantee your safety in an industrial working environment. Accidents can
always happen, but if the correct safety measures are observed and followed, it
can make the difference between life and death.
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It is important to understand what causes and how to fix voltage unbalance when dealing with a 3-phase electrical system. An example used in this article, for instance, shows a 480V nominal system that may measure phase-to-phase voltage: 463V, 482V, and 474V. The voltage unbalance will create a current unbalance or magnify any present current unbalance. According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), for every 1% of voltage unbalance, 6% to 10% of current unbalance will be created. Voltage unbalances can be caused by several issues in the electric utility system. There is also a simple formula that can be used when taking phase-to-phase voltage measurements.