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Document ID (ISN)22635
CIS number 75-330
ISSN - Serial title 0948-7387 - etz - Elektrotechnik + Automation
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jacobsen J., Buntenk÷tter S., Schreyer L.
Title Hazard ranges of electric currents
Original title Gefńhrdungsbereiche elektrischer Str÷me [in German]
Bibliographic information Ausgabe B, Berlin (Westsektoren), 1974, Vol.26, No.12, p.321-325. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Results of experiments with pigs to determine the mean hazardous current intensity for ventricular fibrillation are discussed. The minimum current intensity, being fatal under worst-case conditions, and the dangerous values of different current types are indicated. The heart-current factor, which allows for the amount of current flowing through the heart, depends on the current path in the body; values for this factor are tabulated. The effects of an electrical accident are subdivided into 3 classes in relation to the intensity and resistance of the total circuit. Finally, the safe ranges of a current-operated earth leakage circuit breaker with 30mA rated leakage current are dealt with.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; threshold currents; hazard evaluation; fault current protection
Descriptors (secondary) electric current; electrical accidents; animal experiments; fibrillation
Document type -
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Risk evaluation