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Insulated Gloves: Inspection and Storage Standards

Insulated gloves are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment for substation workers. If they aren’t effective... well, I’m sure you can imagine. Insulating gloves must meet certain ...
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Personal Protective Equipment – Requirements and Other Considerations

When it comes to substation safety requirements, personal protective equipment is integral, here are the most important requirements you should be aware of regarding personal protective equipment.   Personal Protective ...

Personal Voltage Detectors

Learn why having a Personal Voltage Detector may just save your life!   How they work Personal Voltage Detectors (PVDs) are worn on the outside of your clothing, sometimes with ...
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Proper Substation Configuration & Design – A Key to Substation Safety

Learn why proper substation configuration and design is vital to the safety and success of your substation.   Proper substation configuration The main components of proper substation configuration according to ...
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Substation Design –Digitizing & Simplifying

Learning how digitizing could positively influence your substation safety and efficiency overall. The new substation standard Most utility engineers now accept that digital substations are the new standard for modern ...
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How to Test Your Facility for Partial Discharge

Learn what Partial Discharge is and how you can effectively test for it to prevent high and medium voltage equipment failure. What is Partial Discharge? Partial Discharge (PD) is a ...
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Arc Flash Hazard Prevention for Substations

Learn how to prevent this risky electrical hazard on your substation grounds. What is arc flash? When a fault arcs, the result is a rapid release of energy, causing what ...
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Substation Accessibility – Safety Factors To Be Aware Of

Substations have the potential to be high-risk and pose unique hazards. Here are some ways you can manage your substation accessibility to prevent future safety risks.   Why substation accessibility ...
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Maintaining Personal Protective Grounding Equipment

Any electrical engineer worth their salt will know how incredibly important it is to maintain personal protective grounding equipment! This is, however, easier said than done, but time should definitely ...
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CRITICAL NEEDS FOR YOUR NEXT UTILITY PROJECT

Working on an electric utility project can be a daunting task. From conception to the point of completion, is a series of processes that must be done right. And this ...
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Improving Line Performance

The Change As you may know, there have been some recent updates to OSHA 1910.269(n) and 1926.962. This means that employers should be responsible for ensuring that their personal protective ...
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Best Design Software Platform For Engineers

Engineers have forever been the bridge to life-changing and remarkable inventions. Owing to their efforts they've continuously made concepts and ideas come to life. And as the creators that engineers ...