“Be Prepared.” It’s more than a motto. It’s key to Risk Management, and now necessary for compliance with 2015 NFPA 70E. More importantly, it’s what we need to do to prevent electrical system failures and accidents.
Prevention starts with a systems approach to electrical system maintenance…maintenance that is on-going (with continuous improvement) and not an Every Ten Year project.
Stage One in electrical prevention maintenance is an infrared analysis of the electrical system. During this non-destructive, low cost process, technicians use specialized infrared (IR) cameras to detect thermal hot spots and predict possible electrical equipment in failure mode.
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“I didn’t know it would break,” at least that was the eight-year-old’s explanation when she dropped and shattered her dad’s new smartphone.
Yes, accidents do happen, but could Dad have lessened the risks if he hadn’t left his phone within reach of his inquisitive daughter, or had a better case protecting it, or simply told his daughter that the phone was off limits until she was a little older?
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The story is horrific. Two men burned at the same facility, on the same day, but in two separate arc flash explosions. Continue reading Two Men. Two Explosions. Same Day.