February 2018 20
Hierarchy of Risk Controls
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  The NFPA 70E-2018 indicates that there is a need to use the hierarchy of risk controls. The first priority must be to remove the hazard. Preventive & Protective Risk Control Methods 1-Elimination 2-Substitution 3-Engineering…

February 2018 13
Risk Assessment Guidelines
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The 2018 NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® continues to evolve to address risk assessment. The following are updated guidelines: Risk Assessment is defined as an overall process that identifies hazards, estimates the…

February 2018 06
NFPS 70E-2018 Updated Definitions
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The NFPS 70E-2018 Edition, The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, includes some significant and important changes. These are some of the updated definitions to know: Qualified Person - One who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related…

January 2018 30
Reduce Electrical Safety Maintenance Costs
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The NFPS 70E-2018, The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, defines Electrical Safety as identifying hazards associated with the use of electrical energy and taking precautions to reduce the risk associated with those hazards. Two…

January 2018 23
Reuter Hanney 24/7 Emergency Service
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24/7 Emergency Services Reuter Hanney’s emergency team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our field technicians are on call around-the-clock, 365 days a year for emergency dispatch. We maintain an extensive…

January 2018 16
Prevent a Catastrophic System Failure
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Various components of your power distribution system, from individual relays and switches, to circuit breakers and transformers, are interrelated, the failure of even one component can lead to catastrophic system failure. Power outages, damage to…

January 2018 02
Benefits of Improving Your System Power Factor
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According to IEEE 141-1993, the following are key benefits of improving your system power factor:  1. May reduce utility bills if there is a power-factor provision in your electric charges or if the utility company bills…

December 2017 26
Reasons for Performing a Short Circuit Study
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According to NFPA 70E-2015, the following are four important reasons to perform a short circuit study: 1. Verify electrical equipment is properly rated to withstand the available fault current it could see. 2. Verify overcurrent…

December 2017 19
Reasons to Perform a Coordination Study
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According to NFPA 70E-2015, there are four important reasons to perform a coordination study: 1. Allows the closest upstream protective device to clear a fault, minimizing damage to the affected portion of the electrical system.…