Download this free eBook on electrical safety and gain access to several articles that explain what you need to know and how to make electrical safety your strong suit.02/25/2014
This special report provides an overview of the three principal types of electrical hazard analysis, along with a discussion of the relevant standards and regulations pertaining to the subject.02/22/2014
This special report takes you through the steps necessary to conduct a proper arc flash hazard study.02/18/2014
This special report explains how to take the first step toward improved safety and reliability through risk assessment.02/17/2014
This special report will provide an overview of the three principle types of electrical hazard analysis, along with a discussion of the relevant standards and regulations pertaining to the subject.02/16/2014
Assess the threats; train the teams; protect the people.02/11/2014
This white paper covers a few simple ways to reduce error and improve accuracy at the low, mid- and high resistance ranges.02/03/2014
This white paper discusses if a capacitor system can be installed and if it can save a significant percentage of electrical energy consumption, or energy cost.06/24/2013
This paper presents a brief history of safety measures addressing the arc flash hazard and explains the importance of the risk assessment.05/20/2013
This white paper addresses six important strategies regarding analytical studies, extended warranty plans, startup and commissioning, training services, maintenance agreements, and spare parts that will help to optimize your new equipment from the start.04/01/2013
This white paper explains hazard analysis and regulatory requirements, as well as offering advice on good practices and protective equipment.03/18/2013
A good qualified worker and training program is not static, but it does need a solid foundation of regular, relevant training and documentation of that training.03/11/2013
In order to protect electrical equipment and personnel, proper electrical equipment preventive maintenance must be performed.02/25/2013
Demand response goes beyond reducing energy costs.04/16/2012
This paper presents current methods of electrical test and trend analysis of the operational health of electric motors in the context of successful predictive maintenance programs.04/10/2012
Electrical safety has changed significantly since Article 120.1 of the NFPA 70E was written.04/09/2012
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption are the results of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.05/19/2011
Just about every product in the world has two main markets: one for new product and a second market for used — sometimes referred to as surplus, reconditioned, rebuilt or remanufactured — product. Cars, computers, jewelry and electronics are just a few examples of thriving industries that trade in used goods. The commercial and industrial electrical supply markets are no exception.
Electrical equipment, like automobiles and industrial machinery, are designed to last decades. However, like other durable goods, electrical equipment can be dangerous to the inexperienced — whether it is new or used product. The confluence of these two facts means that product safety — not just availability — is critical to a healthy electrical marketplace.
In 1908, the National Association of Electrical Distributors was formed to "establish the electrical distributor as an essential force in the electrical industry and economy," followed by the National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA) in 1926. These venerable associations eventually expanded to include educational programs and standards to help improve the operations and safety of the electrical supply chain with a focus on new product from electrical original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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How to recondition motor controls.05/05/2011
NFPA-79 is the electrical standard that has been developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is "intended to minimize the potential hazard of electrical shock and electrical fire hazards of industrial metalworking machine tools, woodworking machinery, plastics machinery and mass produced equipment, not portable by hand."
The National Fire Protection Association is also responsible for the National Electric Code (NEC)/(NFPA-70).
The scope of NFPA-79 is summarized as follows: "The standard shall apply to the electrical/electronic equipment, apparatus, or systems of industrial machines operating from a nominal voltage of 600 volts or less, and commencing at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment to the machine."12/15/2010
Advances in low-voltage motor control center (MCC) technology help reduce arc flash hazards and minimize risks
Measures to increase equipment and personnel safety in manufacturing are reflected in new approaches and technologies designed to help minimize the risk of workplace dangers. One rapidly growing area of focus is reducing the potentially serious hazards associated with arc flash events. This white paper examines the causes of arc flash, discusses the standards guiding arc flash safety and details the role arc-resistant motor control centers (MCCs) play in helping contain arc energy. It also highlights the key features of an effective arc-resistant MCC design.11/24/2010