Master Electricians Australia (MEA) has urged Sydney contractors and tradies to remain diligent with electrical safety precautions following two separate incidents late last week where one man received burns to 90% of his body and another man died.
The new WHS legislation has added to the confusion surrounding testing and tagging - one of the key elements of electrical safety. In this article, Sarah Allen of Appliance Tagging Services explains the revised testing and tagging requirements across Australia.
Narda Safety Test Solutions has equipped its Selective Radiation Meter SRM-3006 frequency selective field measuring instrument with an LTE option (which can be retrofitted to older instruments).
Opening electrical cabinets to perform IR and visual inspections of live components is dangerous work, exposing technicians to the risk of a hazardous arc flash incident. Placing FLIR IR Windows between the user and their energised equipment adds safety and eliminates the need for opening enclosures.
Fluke Corporation has introduced the Fluke 28 II Ex DMM, a digital multimeter for measurements both inside and outside of hazardous zones. The device meets intrinsic safety (IS) standards worldwide (Qld pending) for safe use inside potentially explosive environments, making it suitable for use in petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical facilities.
The PBR-100 push-button regulator can be used for quick testing of gas analysers and gas detection instruments.
The EHP-50D isotropic field analyser is an improved version of the measuring probe for low-frequency electromagnetic fields from 5 Hz to 100 kHz, expanding the measuring range of the Narda wideband NBM-550 measuring set from 5 Hz to 60 GHz.
The 381, 376, 375 and 374 current clamps can be used by technicians, working on hazardous equipment and high-voltage circuits, to complete their electrical test and measurement jobs safely and reduce their exposure to electrical shock.
The frequency range of the AMB-8057 Area Monitors has been extended up to 7 GHz, enabling them to capture electromagnetic radiation emanating from WiMAX, Wi-Fi, WLAN and other wireless services, as well as from industrial controllers. These weatherproof monitors can be installed wherever there is a need to monitor and record potentially dangerous electromagnetic fields for long periods.
Fluke IR windows can be used for safe, fast infrared inspections and reduce the time needed to conduct regular inspections. They can also enhance safety by avoiding exposure to live equipment and, additionally, fewer technicians are required to conduct inspections.
The FLIR i7 is an entry-level infrared camera for building diagnostics, suited to plumbers, electricians, window installers, insulation installers or HVAC system technicians for use in all types of energy audits, electrical fault-finding and overheating, dampness detection and building inspections.
Frost & Sullivan has conducted a study of the differences between satellite phone devices and services and has detailed this in a report.
Available to rent, the Megger DLRO 10 digital micro-ohmmeter is used for low resistance measurement. It is fully automatic, selecting the most suitable test current up to 10 ADC to measure resistance from 0.1 µΩ to 2000 Ω, on one of seven ranges.
The training video, Test Sockets in Seconds, for the InstalTest Combo multifunction electrical installation tester shows electrical contractors how to test sockets in seconds without cumbersome trailing leads.
NEC has released the H2640 thermal imaging radiometric camera with a temperature resolution of 0.03°. The uncooled 640 x 480 focal plane array detector delivers 0.6 mrad instantaneous field of view with the standard 22° (H) x 16° (V) lens.