In the first part of the Power System Study series I told you what a power system study is, and what power system analysis I consider critical for every facility, plant, building, etc, no matter how large or small. These are: Short Circuit Protection Coordination Incident Energy Load Flow The Fabulous Four The reason these […]
Definition: A group of studies used to analyze a power systems response to events over different time periods. The time periods There are three over all time periods that a power system study will look at, they are: Transient Dynamic Static Transient studies look at the over all power system response to an event over […]
If you’re going to be doing any job involving electricity, it’s important to know how to keep yourself safe. If you’re looking for a standard and you live in Canada, then you have to look no farther than CSA Z462. CSA Z462 is the Canadian Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety. It is developed in parallel […]
Electrical safety in an office is very similar to electrical safety at home, except for there is larger equipment and more people around. The tips for electrical safety at home were: Watch for unapproved equipment Don’t overload circuits and inspect your surroundings At the Office What is different from your office to your home? Mostly […]
Incident Energy: The amount of energy impressed on a surface, a certain distance from the source, generated during an electrical arc event. One of the units used to measure incident energy is calories per centimeter squared (cal/cm2).[1. National Fire Protection Association. 2008. NFPA 70E-2009: standard for electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces. (Quincy, MA): NFPA.] […]
The more connected we become, and the more DIY projects we take on, the more aware we need to be of the hazards of electricity. There are two hazards directly associated with electricity: shock and arc flash. This said, there are many more indirect electrical hazards that can arise from misapplication, such has heat causing […]
The Ontario Electrical Safety Association (@homeandsafety) has a great video on Holiday Electrical Safety. Worth the watch before you put up your Christmas Ornaments this weekend. Stay safe this holiday season.