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V ESW Brasil 2011

Seminrio Internacional de Engenharia


Eltrica na Segurana do Trabalho

Innovative Techniques for


Mitigating Arc Flash Exposure

David Shipp
Eaton Corporation Electrical Sector

So Paulo 8 a 10 de novembro
Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi

ABSTRACT

As more and more industry addresses arc flash electrical


safety concerns, they are discovering high risk associated with
what used to be normal maintenance tasks. In many cases,
the excessively high arc flash incident energies make it so all
maintenance must be done with equipment de-energized not
always acceptable to the process industries. This paper will
address the multiple ways the authors have devised to
significantly lower arc flash incident energy exposure by new
system design and products, retrofits, retro-fills, equipment
modifications, alternate protection settings, etc. In most
cases, NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category 2 or lower can be
obtained. Several real world examples will be discussed.

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DEVELOPMENTS LEADING TO NFPA 70E


Large Hydro in Pacific NW
6.9kV Switchgear
Racking in Breaker
AF occurred
One worker injured
4+ years, $10+ million

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NFPA 70E METHODS FOR SELECTING


PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND PPE
NFPA 70E-2004 Table 130.7(C)(11) Protective Clothing Characteristics
Hazard
Risk
Category

Clothing Description (Typical number of


clothing layers is given in parenthesis)

Required Minimum Arc


Rating of PPE
[J/cm 2(cal/cm 2]

Non-melting, flammable materials (i.e.,


untreated cotton, wool, rayon, or silk, or blends
of these materials) with a fabric weight at least
4.5 oz/yd2 (1)

N/A

FR shirt and FR pants or FR coverall (1)

16.74 (4)

Cotton underwear conventional short sleeve


and brief/shorts, plus FR shirt and FR pants (1
or 2)

33.47 (8)

Cotton underwear plus FR shirt and FR pants


plus FR coverall, or cotton underwear plus two
FR coveralls (2 or 3)

104.6 (25)

Cotton underwear plus FR shirt and FR pants


plus multilayer flash suit (3 or more)

167.36 (40)

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INTRODUCTION
Too Much PPE is Just
as Bad as Not Enough!

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PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND PPE FOR


ARC FLASH
Multi-Layering Testing

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PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND PPE FOR


ARC FLASH
Specialized Arc Flash Protective Equipment
Flash Suits / Switching Coats
Two-Layer Flash Suit,
ATPV = 42 cal/cm2
Use: Hazard/Risk Category 4

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REDUCING ARC FLASH HAZARDS

Need a Total System


Solution Approach

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SOLUTIONS THAT REDUCE ARC


FLASH INJURIES AND DAMAGE

Label Equipment & Train Personnel


Minimize Risk with Good Safety Practices
Reduce Available Fault Current
Faster Clearing Time
Move People Further Away
Redirect Blast Energy
Prevent Fault

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ARC FLASH SOLUTIONS


Examples of Arc-Flash Solutions:

Bypass Isolation A.T.S.


Arc Flash Reduction Maintenance
System for new and old (Retrofit
Kits) installations (LV and MV)
Arc Resistant MV Motor Starters
MV and LV Arc Resistant Switchgear
Bus Differential Schemes
MV and LV Zone Selective
Interlocking
Current Limiting Reactors
LV/MV Remote Racking
Hi (or Low) Impedance Transformers
MV / LV HRG Systems
AF Power System Studies
Insulated Bus in Switchgear

Infra-Red Windows
Kirk Key Interlock Systems
MCC Bucket & Safety Switch Viewing
Windows
MCC Bucket Retrofits
Partial Discharge Systems
Infra-Red Sensors in Hi AF Areas
(Dont Have to Remove Covers)
AF Tested Current-Limiting MCCBs
Remote Monitoring, Control and
Diagnostics
LV/MV Remote Operators
Arc Mitigator Light Detection
Tripping (MV and LV)
AFL System (No Main 2ndary
Breaker)

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REDUCING ARC FLASH HAZARDS

Label Equipment
Train People
Wear PPE

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Engineering Studies
Arc Flash Analysis
Arc Flash Studies
Standardized Data Collection
Templates
Power Systems Engineers
Labels, Training,
Recommendations

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IEEE 1584-2002: Guide for Performing


Arc Flash Hazard Calculations

Provides guidance for the calculation of


incident energy and arc flash protection
boundaries.

It presents formulas for numerically


quantifying these values.

The IEEE 1584 Guide also includes an


Excel Spreadsheet Arc-Flash Hazard
Calculator which performs the actual
calculations using the formulas stated
in the Guide.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Cumbersome
Hot
Reduces Mobility
Increases Fatigue

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Recommended Training
Arc-Flash Safety for electricians, technicians or
equipment operators whose employers have
already declared them to be "qualified" according
to OSHA rules but need to be recycled or be
updated with any new revision of NFPA 70E
Electrical and Arc-Flash Safety for electricians,
technicians and equipment operators who are not
"qualified" but who might be exposed to arc-flash
hazards
Understanding Arc Flash for engineers, safety
managers, consultants and electricians
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Practical Methods for Reducing


Arc Flash Hazards
Minimize Risk with Good Safety Practices

De-Energize Equipment versus Working It Live


unless increased hazards exist or infeasible due
to design or operational limitations.

Switching remotely (if possible)

Closing and tightening door latches or door bolts


before operating a switch.

Standing to the side and away as much as


possible during switching operations.

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Practical Methods for Reducing


Arc Flash Hazards
Minimize Risk with Good Safety Practices

Bad Exposed Back of Neck

Good All of Body Protected

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INTRODUCTION

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Reducing Arc Flash Hazards

Reduce Available Fault Current


(Reduce Incident Energy)

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Reducing Incident Energy


Lowering Isc Does not
Always Lower Incident
Energy
Fuse vs Breaker
No 1 Single Answer
Must Do Arc Flash
Study

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High Resistance Grounding (HRG)

HRG Units
Typically Under 5 Amps
Pulsing Contactor
Many Options
LV or MV
Does Not Preclude PPE
Lowers Probability of Accident

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Reducing Arc Flash Hazards

Faster Clearing Time


(Reduce Incident Energy)

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LV Circuit Breakers
Issues with IEEE 1584

SIMPLE method is based upon worst


case time of 4 manufacturers
time/current curves. VERY conservative!
ALTERNATE method requires
manufacturer specific time/current curve
input.
Concerns with ALTERNATE method too because circuit
breaker time/current curves are very conservative in their
instantaneous region.
Neither circuit breaker calculation method accounts for
their current-limiting effects.
Neither based on any actual circuit breaker test data.

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MCCBs
Arc Flash Performance Comparison
Apply Current-Limiting Molded-Case Circuit Breakers
Incident Energy at
Bolted Fault Current
Min
Mid
Max
225 A MCCB with Thermal-Magnetic Trip Unit

Bolted fault current


2

Inc. Energy via IEEE 1584 Table E.1 Generic (Cal/cm )


2

3.4 kA 35 kA 100 kA
1
1.7
4.7
N/A
59.6

1.1

2.3

Measured Incident Energy (Cal/cm )


1200 A MCCB with Electronic Trip Unit

0.08

0.1

0.11

Bolted fault current

20 kA 35 kA 100 kA
1
3.5
9.4
N/A

Inc. Energy via IEEE 1584 & Trip Curve (Cal/cm )


2

Inc. Energy via IEEE 1584 Table E.1 Generic (Cal/cm )


Inc. Energy via IEEE 1584 & Trip Curve (Cal/cm 2)
2

Measured Incident Energy (Cal/cm )

218
1.86

3.5
1.2

5.8
1.64

N/A = Not Applicable


because it is outside the
range of the IEEE 1584
Generic Equation
1

IEEE 1584 Generic Equation


IEEE 1584 Using Time Current Curve Input
Tested Value
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Comments about MCCB Application


Arc Flash Performance
Its important and necessary to have arc flash
application recommendations for MCCBs.

This is only a first step in making MCCB


recommendations for arc flash applications.
It is much easier for novice users to
understand the needed PPE, rather than a
caloric energy value.

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LV Power Circuit Breakers

Unless a Low Voltage Power Circuit Breaker


operates in the Instantaneous trip mode, the
arc flash energy values will require Category
3 PPE or greater

Zone Selectively Interlocked LV Power Circuit Breakers


provide significantly lower Arc Flash energy values:
Testing confirms that a LV Power Circuit Breaker
(4000A maximum) require Category 2 PPE (8 cal/cm2)
with proper instantaneous settings
During maintenance it is recommended to temporarily adjust
the Instantaneous and Ground Fault (if available) trip
settings to their lowest value

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High Speed Clearing


Bus Differential (87B)MV or HV
Zone Selective Interlocking a Control
approach / Form of 87B MV and LV

Arc Mitigator Light (Current) Detection


Systems for MV and LV Switchgear and
Controlgear
Current Limiting Fuses*

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Zone Selective Interlocking (ZSI)


M1

Explanation:

SD=
0.5S

35kA fault current


F1

F2

SD=
0.3S

Without ZSI = 0.5 S:


43.7 Cal/cm2
Greater than Cat. 4 PPE
DANGER!

F3

SD=
0.3S

SD=
0.3S

With ZSI = 0.08 S:


7.0 Cal/cm2
Cat. 2 PPE
FR Shirt & Pants

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Zone Selective Interlocking (ZSI)


Example:

An Off-Shore Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico


lowered their Incident Energy Exposure from
85 calories down to 12.7 calories by retrofitting
their 480 V Switchgear with ZSI.

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Arc Flash Reduction Systems


Retrofit of LV PCBs
Breaker Mounted
Components

Door Mounted
Components
Indicating
Light

Harness

Lockout

DIGITRIP

Switch
Battery

Arc flash Reduction


Maintenance System
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Arc Flash Reduction Systems


Retrofit of LV PCBs
An external over-ride switch and circuitry are
connected to a breakers trip unit, and is
adjustable between 2.5X - 10X.
When a person wants to perform maintenance,
they close the switch, which automatically overrides all of the delay functions, and causes the
breaker to trip without any intentional delay
whenever a fault is detected. Use its lockout
features for normal lockout tag-out procedures.
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Arc Flash Reduction Systems


for LV PCBs
Upon completion of the maintenance, the lock is
removed, the switch is manually opened, and all
previous trip unit settings are again re-activated,
without need for recalibration.

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Example: Existing Equipment

Overflow Sump Pump Location


Recommendation (Acceptable)
C0-5: XFMR protection
Main and FDR: Coordination

Hazard Risk Category


= HRC = Danger (>40 Cal.)
AF Current = 5.6kA
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Arc Flash Reduction Systems


Example
Overflow Sump Pump Location
Recommendation (Good)
C0-5: TXMR protection
Main and FDR: Coordination
New Equipment (Better)
Replace C0-5 w/ DT3000
Replace FDR trip w/ DigiTrip RMS 610,
LSI trip unit.
Arc flash Reduction System (Best)
Replace C0-5 w/ DT3000
Replace FDR trip w/ DigiTrip RMS610,
LSI trip unit & Arcflash Reduction
Maintenance Switch.
Replace Main with Digitrip 610 LS & Arc
flash Reduction Maintenance Sw.
AF Current = 5.6kA HRC = 1 (< 4 cal/cm2)
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Arc Flash Reduction Systems Example


for High Available Fault Current
High Avail Fault Current
Digitrip610 & Arc flash
Reduction System
Normal settings HRC=3
(10.7 cal)
With Arc flash Reduction
System: HRC= 1 (2.2 cal)

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Arc Flash Reduction Systems


Retro fill Example
2000 A fuses supplying 480V
Glass Furnaces
Incident Energy =61 Cal /
HRC=Danger
Retro-filled fuses with LV
Power Circuit Breakers
35 cal with trip Unit/6 cal with
New Breaker + Built-in Arc
Flash Reduction System

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Arc Flash Reduction Systems


Example of replacement of old LVPCB

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Arc Flash Reduction Systems


Example of Integrated Trip Unit
Has 5 user-selectable levels of
protection to choose
maximum protection, while
avoiding nuisance tripping
Blue color LED indicating
Maintenance mode
Can be remotely activated
through IR communication
with PDA

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Change to Electronic Trip Units


Computer Room PDU
(Bypass Mode)
Thermal-Magnetic breaker
HRC = 4 Due to Long Time
Replaced with Electronic
Trip Breaker HRC = 1

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Practical Methods for Reducing Arc


Flash Hazards
Multiple Settings Groups
Similar to LV maintenance
switch, only for MV applications
Used to reduce the trip delay of
medium-voltage relays while
maintenance is being performed
on equipment.
Requires relay with multiple
settings groups capability

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Arc Flash Reduction using m-Processed


Relay with Group Settings
m-Processed
Relay

Indicating Light

Switch

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Network Protectors

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Network Protectors

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Network Protectors

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Network Protectors

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Network Protectors

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Network Protectors

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Network Protectors

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Any Exposure / Racking
Feeder Circuit-Breakers
Must be Cleared by Primary
Fuse
100 Cal Exposure

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Arc Flash reduction by Retrofit

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Arc Flash reduction by Retrofit
Primary Fuses Only:
594 calories
Primary Circuit-breaker Only:
289 calories
Primary Circuit-breaker + Arc
Flash Reduction System:
7.5 calories

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Arc Flash reduction by Retrofit
Retrofill Primary Fuse with
Vacuum Circuit-breaker
Sense at 480V Transformer
side Trip Primary
Use Protective Relay with
Group Settings
Many Variations
Must Meet ANSI C37.59

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Arc Flash reduction by Retrofit

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Arc Flash reduction by Retrofit

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Arc Flash solution for new installation
Safety by Design: Improved Unit Substation Design
Typical LV Unit Substation with Vacuum Breaker in MSB
(Medium Voltage Switch over Breaker) Assembly
CPT
LA

Line

CTs

Bkr

Load
Snubber

25H X 20W X 18 D, 330 lbs


ANSI C37.20 rated at 25 and
40kA
600, 1200 and 2000A ratings
Integral trip unit with linear trip
actuator
2-step stored energy
mechanism

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Substations without Main Secondaries


Arc Flash solution for new installation
Safety
by Design: Improved Unit Substation Design
Substation One-Line

VCB

50
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LV Swgr Elevation

ZSI

(3) 600:5 CT

50
51

(3) 3200:5 CT

(3) 3200:5 CT

ZSI

ZSI

XXPXXX-90PXXX-P1,P2,P3,P4
4-3/C, #500kcmil
600V, TC, XHHW-2, W/GND
XXPXXX-L1,L2,L3
CABLE TRAY
100 FEET

ZSI

ZSI

XXPXXX-90PXXX-P1,P2,P3,P4
4-3/C, #500kcmil
600V, TC, XHHW-2, W/GND
XXPXXX-L1,L2,L3
CABLE TRAY
100 FEET

XXPXXX-90PXXX-P1,P2,P3,P4
4-3/C, #500kcmil
600V, TC, XHHW-2, W/GND
XXPXXX-L1,L2,L3
CABLE TRAY
100 FEET

XXPXXX-90PXXX-P1,P2,P3,P4
4-3/C, #500kcmil
600V, TC, XHHW-2, W/GND
XXPXXX-L1,L2,L3
CABLE TRAY
100 FEET

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Light Detection System Arc Flash


reduction for MV Switchgear

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Light Detection System Arc Flash


reduction for MV Switchgear

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REDUCING ARC FLASH HAZARDS

Move People Further Away

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Arc Flash Reduction Remote Racking


of MV CB 5/15/27/38 kV Switchgear

Remain physically outside the flash protection boundary.


Therefore NO ARC FLASH HAZARD protection required.
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Arc Flash Reduction Remote Racking


of MV CB 5/15/27/38 kV Switchgear

VS.

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Arc Flash Reduction Remote


Switching (Chicken Switch)
Without

With

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Arc Flash Reduction Remote


Operation of Isolation Switch

Accessory for Remote Operation of


Isolation Switch: Increased Operator
Safety.

Temporarily mounts to front of


Starter door equipped with mounting
provisions.

Operation by Control Station


connected to Motor Operator via 25foot Cable.

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Arc Flash Reduction Motor Operated


Isolation Switch

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REDUCING ARC FLASH HAZARDS

Redirect Fault Energy

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Arc Resistant Switchgear


Redirects Arc Energy and Particulates

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5/15 kV Arc Resistant Switchgear


Arc Flaps

Control
Section

2000A or 3000A
breaker with Vent

VT drawer
1200A can be 1
high or 2 high

Manual Close/Open Push


Buttons

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LV Arc Resistant Switchgear Testing


Test @ 65kA / 508V
Arc initiated in breaker
compartment
Plenum Design

March 2008 - PASS

Arc out-gassing through


plenum

No arc flash out of the


front of the gear

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REDUCING ARC FLASH HAZARDS

Prevent Fault

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LV MCC Racking buckets with front


door closed

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LV MCC Withdrawable units with


increased safety features
Racking Tool Receiver

Unit Latch

Internal Shutter Position


Open
Closed

Bucket Position
Connected
Test
Withdrawn

Handle Mechanism

Device Island
Start, Stop, Auto, Man

Breaker

Starter
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LV MCC Withdrawable units with


increased safety features
Bucket Position:
Connected/Test/Disconnected

Stab Positive
Position Indicator:
With lockout tag out
hole
Racking Tool
Receiver: 3/8 Square

Internal Shutter
Position:
Open/Closed
Breaker Operator

Test Position Block:


Phase Voltage,
Control, voltage,
Ground
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LV MCC Racking buckets with front


door closed

DC Motor Wireless Option


Attaches Easily
Minimal Torque Required
25 Foot Pendant Station
It should interfaces with other
Remote Racking Systems

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Safety Related Solutions


Infrared Scanning Windows for LV/MV Assemblies

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Continuous Thermal Monitoring


Monitoring connecting
joints on a PDU, utilizing
Plastic Bracket System

Monitoring Individual
Connections

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QUESTIONS?

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V ESW Brasil 2011

Seminrio Internacional de Engenharia


Eltrica na Segurana do Trabalho

Thank you!
David Shipp
Eaton Corporation Electrical Sector

So Paulo 8 a 10 de novembro
Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi