Run Dielectric Fluid Test Annually. It is ideal to run a Dielectric Fluid Test at least once a year. In certain circumstances such as if test results indicate a significant change such as a large increase in key gasses or moisture content then a Dielectric Fluid Test should be run every three to six months. Test…

Prevent transformer failures with dielectric liquid testing on transformers. As a transformer ages, the dielectric fluid can contain gas and contaminants that have dissolved in it over time causing a transformer failure. Three reasons to test transformers with dielectric testing: 1. Early indicator of a problem you may have 2. Relatively easy to do 3.…

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 analyzed to find out the condition of the oil. The testing can identify measures needed…

Electrical Safety Equipment provides protection for employees and the company. Even quality and innovative electrical safety equipment need to be evaluated and maintained. A lot of our customers ask us "how often and why should we test” their electrical safety equipment. It’s inevitable that your electrical safety equipment will deteriorate over time,…

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 make. Your vital electrical systems are under constant stress, subjected to the damaging effects of…

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 closed showing no bowing of the panels showing no openings All of the above are…

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 to qualified persons before examination, adjustment, servicing, or maintenance of the equipment. According to NFPA…

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 working at or close to the limited approach boundary, the designated person in charge of the work…