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Month: March, 2017

7 Safety Measures You Need to Take While Using Industrial Electrical Components

Industrial electrical components require a safe work environment for their proper handling. Even in a safe work environment, you are still required be very cautious and work cautiously at all times. Safety measures are in place to ensure that your actions might not become the reason of a fatal accident.

Your safety and the safety of others around you must never be compromised.  There are a number of important rules that everyone who works with electricity or industrial electrical components need to follow.  In our latest post on electrical components we have compiled a list of safety measures to take while working with industrial electrical components.

  1. Avoid Water at all Times: Water is your worst enemy while working with electricity or industrial electrical components. This is why even wet hands must also not be brought into contact with electricity because water is directly responsible for increasing the conductivity of electric current.
  2. Take off Metallic Rings and Watches before Working with Electricity: It is understandable to take off rings and watches that are made of any metals. Just like water, metal is a great conductor of electric currents and wearing any of such items can prove to be fatal. Moreover, the use of metallic pencils and rulers must also be avoided near electricity or industrial electrical components.
  3. Stay Aware of the Shock Risk: Industrial electrical components that are energized and unguarded might carry warning signs such as shock risk. You must always follow safety measures and be aware of such signs since it could keep you at bay from possible electrical hazards.
  4. Check for Electricity before Repairing an Industrial Electrical Component: Before you try to repair any industrial electrical component, you must always check if it is electrically energized as mentioned in the previous point. You can do this by using an electric tester which would light up if touched to an energized industrial electrical component.
  5. Special Care is Needed While Working with Capacitors: A capacitor is responsible for storing lots of energy. Before it is removed from a circuit it must be properly discharged so that you don’t get a lethal electric shock. An easy way of discharging capacitors is to put the tips of two insulated screwdrivers on both the terminals of the capacitor.
  6. Underground Cabling is Dangerous: You must always wear gloves, shoes and a safety hat while working with underground cabling because the damp soil around it can become a great conductor of electric current which can give you a shock of your life. But safety gloves, shoes, and hat would always keep you safe.
  7. Try to Use One Hand at all Times: A nice little safety measure while working with industrial electrical components is to work with one hand. You can keep the other hand in your pocket or away from all conductive materials. This would ensure that even if electric current enters your body, it would pass through without causing any serious damage to your body.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at https://jpelectricalcompany.com for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

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Choosing to recondition a product

When you are dealing with electrical product reconditioning it is very important that you follow the proper guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Electrical products can be dangerous if you are not careful which is why it’s so important to have a professional handle any type of repair or reconditioning of electrical products.

The new NEMA policy on reconditioned electrical equipment has been released and should not only be read but also understood by everyone associated with electrical product reconditioning. When you have an issue with your electrical products you now have the option to have your problematic product reconditioned instead of having to purchase a new one. This can help save money and time because let’s face it when you order a product it takes time to process and time to ship which is down time for the company in general.

When deciding to have products reconditioned there are specified precautions which must be adhered to for everyone’s safety. First, let’s take a look at the fundamental tenets for reconditioning electrical products as stated in the NEMA policy on reconditioned electrical equipment.

  • Will reconditioning the product extend the life of the product giving more operational time to the equipment or will the reconditioning enhance the product giving it additional features?
  • Is there a reconditioning specialist in the local area that will be able to perform the tasks you are in need of? You don’t want to hand over the product to just anyone and expect them to be able to recondition it.
  • Has the electrical equipment been exposed to any adverse conditions, such as fire, water damage, or any other adverse condition? If they have it might not be safe to have this item reconditioned.
  • Is the reconditioning available based on the OEM (original equipment manufacturer)? The answer to this question can be found in the original paperwork for the equipment. If you have questions you can find a list of items that can be reconditioned based on the NEMA guidelines online, while this list may be subjected to changes it is a pretty comprehensive list that should be able to help you determine what can be reconditioned.

When you are looking to have an electrical product reconditioned don’t cut corners and try to find a cheaper solution because the product you get back might not be up to safety standards which in turn could harm many people, make sure your electrical product is tested, maintained, and operated prior to normal use when returning from the reconditioning work.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at https://jpelectricalcompany.com for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.