WorkCover NSW has issued a safety alert to remind electrical workers of the inherent dangers of cutting electrical conduits that are in service. These conduits may contain multiple circuits. This is in response to an incident where an electrical contractor received a fatal electric shock. The contractor was replacing a faulty lighting circuit that was located in an underground heavy-duty PVC conduit. He isolated the lighting circuit at the meter board and proceeded to carry out the repairs.
Cirlock has available a range of padlockable lockout devices that have been designed to fit most miniature circuit breakers with acceptable holes. These varieties are: the UCL-PI (pin in), the UCL-PO (pin out) and the UCL-POW (pin out wide).
Offering protection from surges and spikes, the Eaton POD range of powerboards is suitable for computers, home entertainment systems and other electronic equipment. It also protects against line noise that may affect sensitive equipment.
The Phoenix Contact PSR-ESAM 4 safety relay, which has three safety switching paths and a signalling output, is used for two-channel monitoring of emergency stop control devices or safety door switches in machines and systems.
The PLIDdys safe line inspection device provides a safe power-up on two-wire connections, providing safety on long cable routes of up to three kilometres. The device allows unintended power-up or plant start-up to be excluded in the event of an error. This is particularly beneficial on interlinked plants or on plant sections distributed over a wide area, which may not always be clearly visible. The compact design means that existing plants can easily be retrofitted.
The Quick PRD surge protector provides protection against induced or conducted surges resulting from indirect lighting strikes. The product features remote end-of-life signalling and requires limited maintenance. It is simple to install with an easy-to-earth terminal and it can be installed directly into the switchboard frame.
The S31 safety padlocks have a durable non-conductive Xenoy lock body and a 4.76 mm marine-grade 316 stainless steel shackle. The padlocks are available in nine colours and are lightweight, making them easy to carry. They also perform in extreme conditions, with a temperature rating range of -46 to 177°C and the ability to withstand harsh chemicals and corrosion.
The VRx precision voltage regulators from TSi Power Corporation are designed for outdoor use and suit applications including mobile phone cells, microwave relaying stations and remote telemetry amongst others. They are packaged in an IP65 (NEMA 44) housing making them washdown and corrosion resistant. They withstand stressing environmental conditions including ambient temperatures ranging from -20 to + 50°C, humidity to 90% and altitudes to 3300 m.
Swift Cable-Mate and Swift Cable-Buddy are suitable for trades personnel using electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic equipment, where having leads, hoses or lines on the ground can present a serious trip hazard. Swift Cable-Mates are relocatable combined with magnets, which hold up to 25 kg, in the vertical plane. These brackets can be utilised across various industrial, commercial and underground sites.