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Originally Posted by Jmoney
The suit is designed to absorb high heat not force
thanks for explaining this to me i thought it was a steel armored suit used in the early 14th century ???????????????
Yes i agree i am just stating a worst case scenario, and Yes the suit wouldn't have helped the poor guy because it is not designed for force, only temperature
i just stated any safety equipment designed to help must be used for your own protection and you would be stupid not to use it even if it is very uncomfortable i always ask my students if they will go and rub a lions' Ball - the answer is always definitely not, BUT they will take chances with electricity, and with the lion there is a chance of getting away with it
we have some knowledge of safety here as well, not as much as You guys there in the grown-up's country's
ZAMA ZAMA electrical trading as MOR-OR-LESS engineering
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anything over 40 cal should be done remotely. A 65 cal suit is good but it doesn't protect you from the blast. This is assuming the arc flash study was correctly done but chances are it's so full of errors(or the system has been modified) that it can't be trusted to be accurate.
I was working on a old 800 series bucketed MCC fed from a 400KW 3phase diesel gen, finished trouble shooting, went to restart a 50hp booster pump, doors were closed and secure. The second I hit the start button and the coil closed, there was enough carbon buildup on the mag to cause a phase to phase flash over, which blew the bucket door right open. Luckily I was way off to the side looking away, with heavy winter gear on, and only my right hand and glove was caught in the flash. Door smacked my hand, glove was charred, and undies were ruined. Don't trust the doors.