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[NEC Guide] Importance of Achieving Selective Coordination for Critical Power Systems!

One of the most important parts of any facility is the electrical distribution system.

Nothing will stop all activity, halt production, cause inconvenience and possibly panic, more than a major power failure.

Selective coordination is critical for the reliability of the electrical distribution...

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Plugging Two Extension Cords Together is Dangerous! Here’s Why Can’t You Attach Two

Extension cords enable us to deliver power where needed. However, an extension cord is just a temporary solution, and should not be used as a long-term extension of your household's electrical system.

Extension cords are designed to carry a certain level of current over a fixed distance which is...

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Short Circuit Study – Most Frequently Asked Questions in 2019!

Are you having confusions regarding Short Circuit Study? Don't know how and when to carry it out? Or you just need a brief answer to your query? Go ahead and read the blog to know about this important power systems study all in all!

Hello there! On a related topic, we previously wrote a blog...

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The Top 6 Causes of Electrical Fires and how to prevent them

Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.

It is important to be aware of the dangers and potential causes of electrical fires in order to learn how to...

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Arc Rated Vs. Flame Resistant Clothing – Important Difference Need To Know

When the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) replaced the term "Flame Resistance (FR)" with "Arc-Rated (AR)" in its 2012 edition of the NFPA 70E, it stirred confusion among many.

What was the difference between FR and AR?

The short answer: 

"All arc-rated...

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[2019 Statistics] Arc Flash Explosions Occur Every Day – Arc Flash Accidents

A report published in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News estimated that, on average, there are 30,000 arc flash incidents every year. The report went on to estimate that those incidents resulted in an average annual totals of 7,000 burn injuries, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 400 fatalities per...

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Electrical Safety Program - Why Your Company Needs an Electrical Safety Program

Look around you.

You will find that nearly everything we use today is powered by electricity.

As electricity has become ubiquitous in every factory and office, awareness of the necessary safety standards becomes indispensable for every worker and employee.

The Electrical Safety Foundation...

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(Selection Guide) - How to Select the Right Fuse for Power Systems Protection

"A fuse is essentially a metal wire or strip that heats up and melts when too much current flows through it, thereby opening the circuit and interrupting the current flow."

In order to select the right fuse for a given system, it is imperative that the various fuse parameters are thoroughly...

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NFPA 70E 2018 – An Overview of 4 Different Arc Flash PPE Categories

An unfortunate truth about Arc Flash incidents is that they can occur regardless of training. Without proper protective measures, workers are left exposed to dangerous conditions and have to suffer the consequences. Every year, more than 2,000 people are admitted to burn centers with severe...

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Simple Method for Basic Short Circuit Current Calculations

In order to dig deep into the easy way to calculate the short circuit current calculations, we must first develop our knowledge base on the basics of short circuit analysis.

"A Short Circuit current analysis is used to determine the magnitude of the short circuit current which the system is...

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