April 2017 13
What is the purpose of Dielectric Fluids?
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Dielectric Fluids: provides electrical insulation cools the equipment protects the paper insulation Dielectric fluids are found in transformers, voltage regulators, oil circuit breakers, load tap changers, oil switches and oil-filled cables. The fluids can be…

March 2017 30
Equipment Failure Prevention Testing
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Equipment Failure and Unplanned Downtime Costs Time & Money Equipment failure is one of the biggest reasons for unplanned downtime. That’s why a “Preventative Testing Program” by Reuter Hanney is the most cost-effective investment you can…

March 2017 23
Electrical Panel Precaution for a Catastrophic Failure
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Electrical Panel Precaution: Contain Any Release of Energy in the Electrical Panel If you have a catastrophic failure in your electrical system be sure the electrical panel is: securely bolted with all the regulated number of bolts fully…

March 2017 16
Electrical Equipment Labels Protect Workers
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Electrical Equipment Labels Guidelines to Protect Workers Electrical equipment labels protect workers who may be involved in servicing or maintenance. The installer must ensure the labels are applied and correctly oriented so they are clearly visible…

March 2017 09
Limited Approach Boundary Rules
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Limited Approach Boundary Rules - NFPA 70E Rules Review NFPA 70-E, Section 130.4 (D) (1) (2), Rules for Unqualified Person(s) Working at or Close to the Limited Approach Boundary are very specific: (1)  Where one or more unqualified persons are…

March 2017 02
NETA Certification: When “Qualified” Isn’t Certified
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NETA Certification: When "Qualified" Isn't Certified Today, virtually every electrical testing company has a website. Most of them make some reference to NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association), the professional organization that establishes industry standards for…

February 2017 27
Generator Rental – Prepare for Disaster
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Generator Rental - Better Too Soon Than Too Late A generator rental can help maintain power distribution when you need to respond to a natural disaster.  If you wait until you really need it, it…

February 2017 23
Electrical Safety Equipment Hazards
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Electrical Safety Equipment Hazards - Company Equipment Required! Establish a protocol for safe work practices and electrical safety management requirements. Employees must use approved electrical safety equipment that meets or exceeds recognized industry standards. Three…

February 2017 09
Testing Electromechanical Relays
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Testing electromechanical relays involves the following steps: • An inspection of the relay for loose screws, friction in moving parts, iron filings between induction discs and permanent magnets, and any evidence of damage to the…