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Familiarity with insulating oil features can really set you apart from your competition! Utilizing a few of your human senses, can be a crucial part of diagnosing equipment.
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15+ years in the electrical trade, has played quite a toll on my body. 70 pounds of weight, has been added over those years. Weight gain is a problem that many people face. I can break it down, from personal experience, the reason for weight gain in the electrical testing field. Over the past 10 […]
The anti-pump relay provides an important function feature in control circuits. Without the anti-pump function, if the user connected a maintained contact in the close circuit, and the circuit breaker were closed into a fault current, the protective relays would cause an immediate trip action, but the maintained contact in the close circuit would initiate […]
Many people do not know what NETA is. Before I can explain my views of NETA, the following statement is directly from NETA’s website. What is NETA? The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) is an organization that serves the electrical testing industry by offering accreditation of third-party electrical testing firms, certifying electrical testing technicians, producing […]
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) What is SF6? It’s an inert, colorless, odorless and non-flammable gas. Sulfur hexafuoride is about 5 times denser than air, meaning it’s heavier. If you were to fill a fish tank with SF6, you could treat the gas as if you were pouring water into a fish tank. It will collectively stay within the […]
The power company, or you, decide you need to de-energize a circuit. You rack out and remove your trusted 1960’s vintage breakers, of course you are suited up in the proper level PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). You then dust off your vintage ground and test device and install it in the cubicle. Connect the motor […]
Acceptance Testing Before we can begin to talk about “Acceptance Testing”, you may or may not understand the phrase. Acceptance Testing pertains to all new electrical components. These are either purchased from a distributor, or even a manufacturer, but have never been put into “service”, i.e. energized. When a building is being remodeled, or […]