This week’s PdMA Tip of the Week:
There’s Aways Room for Safety
When collecting online data from a motor/generator, personnel safety should be a main priority. Following proper safety procedures established by your employer is important as well as using safety devices that are offered through technology manufacturers. Current Signature Analysis technologies often offer safety devices that not only create a safe working environment, but allow for a more rapid test taking ability, thus saving time and money. When space doesn’t allow for these safety devices to be installed in a MCC cabinet, try asking about smaller current-only devices, such as PdMA’s MTAP3, that may suffice. Often times voltage data can be captured from another area using PdMA’s MTAP2. Additionally, having one dedicated cabinet for multiple safety devices/test ports, such as PdMA’s MTAP2’s, is another option to avoid the spacing issue. Lastly, prior to ordering new MCC’s, ask your MCC manufacturers about pre-installed safety devices that can be used with the technology you own.
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