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Document ID (ISN)66117
CIS number 96-322
Year 1995
Convention or series no. HSE Information Document 483/27
Health and Safety Executive
Title Oil-filled electrical distribution and other switchgear
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 1995. 18p. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This document provides information on the potential electrical risks in the use of high-voltage and low-voltage oil-filled electrical distribution and other switchgear manufactured before 1970. Potential problems include: lack of knowledge of the equipment, overstressed switchgear, non-implementation of recommended safety modifications, use of dependent manually-operated switchgear, poor maintenance, and use of operating handles which are not the anti-reflex type. Guidance on the identification of such switchgear is provided along with precautions to reduce the risks.
Descriptors (primary) switchgear; electric power distribution; electricity; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) preventive maintenance; electrical safety
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity