December 2016

5 Reasons Why your Circuit Breaker is Constantly Tripping

An electrical circuit breaker is a switching device that can be operated automatically or manually for controlling and protecting the electrical power system and the electrical devices connected to it.

The circuit breaker trips when too much electricity flows through it or when it cannot handle the excess current load. This means that the […]

November 2016

Updating Your Electrical System – How, When and Why

When was the last time you checked up on the condition of your electrical system? If it has been a while, then now is the right time to inspect it. Don’t just assume that different elements of your electrical system such as the electric cables and explosion proof enclosures are working fine as they […]

Importance of Teaching Electrical Safety to your Kids

Electricity is an important part of every household. At the same time, it is a very dangerous commodity to handle. You must observe safety every time you handle an electric device, electric cable or anything related to electricity. It is extremely important that you impart the same knowledge to your kids so that they […]

October 2016

Why Should You Ground Your Electrical System Without Fail

Do you have lots of electrical devices at home? Are they protected against damage? We are not talking about physical damage that is caused by dropping or breaking them accidentally but rather of electrical damage. When there are instances of electrical overload, power surges or even extreme weather conditions such as lightening, etc., your […]

Understanding NEMA Ratings For Electrical Enclosures

NEMA or the National Electrical Manufacturers Association has developed rating standards for electrical enclosures to ensure safety, compatibility and proper function of electrical products. These ratings provide the standards that help in defining the types of environments in which various electrical enclosures can be used. NEMA ratings frequently indicate a fixed enclosure’s ability to […]

Top 10 Electrical Safety Tips to Follow This Winter (Infographic)

The use of electricity undeniably increases during winter and this makes it inevitable to remain extra vigilant when it comes to electrical safety. As winter approaches several power issues crop up due to strong winds, snowfall and heavy rains. Accidents involving electricity can prove to be extremely fatal and also have financial repercussions. Fortunately, […]

September 2016

All About DC Motors 101

DC motors are electrical devices which draw electricity (direct current) and convert it into mechanical energy. They have many uses in today’s industries, even though alternating current is the preferred choice for mains power supply. They are especially useful for machines that need to be driven at variable speeds.

DC motors are easy to miniaturize, […]

August 2016

Top 5 Reasons Why Safety Switches Trip/Go Off

Safety switches are devices that monitor the movement of current through electrical wiring and disconnect the supply of electricity upon detecting differences or imbalances. They react to even the tiniest change within a fraction of a second, cutting off the power if there’s a leak of electricity to ground, a power board is overloaded, […]

Common Electrical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It is crucial to have proper electrical connections in your home, office or place of business since faults or failures in the system pose a serious risk in terms of electrocution, fire damage and short circuits.
Whether you’re working in the electrical industry or tackling a project on your own, or planning to move out […]

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    Underground Electrical Cables: An Overview of Maintenance Procedures

Underground Electrical Cables: An Overview of Maintenance Procedures

Much like overhead transmission lines, underground electrical cables and other ancillary facilities can experience problems if they aren’t properly maintained. For instance,

High Pressure Fluid and Gas Filled Pipe (HPFF and HPGF) cable types or Self-Contained Fluid Filled (SCFF) electrical cable types are prone to developing fluid leaks.
Buried power cable wires can also […]