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Members Only

The “Members Only!” section of this web site will be split into two categories. “Supporter” and “Premium Supporter”.   (>$600 value) “Premium Supporter” Subscription will have access to everything. Certain code books, standards, spreadsheets, and text books are a few items that can ONLY  be accessed as a Premium Supporter. ($39.99 USD/1st month, $5 month after initial) […]

Oil Testing Laboratories

These are the best laboratories to send your oil samples to…   Finding a reputable company to send an oil sample to is a matter of locating your favorite search engine, and typing “Electrical oil testing laboratory” or something of that nature in the search bar. You will get the promoted vendors that appear on […]

Living Healthy in a 24/7 Trade

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 […]

Anti-Pump Relay

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 […]

Why is NETA important?

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

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 […]

General Electric 15kV MagnaBlast

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 […]

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