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Electrical fires and failures

A. A. Hattangadi

Electrical fires and failures

a prevention and troubleshooting guide

by A. A. Hattangadi

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric apparatus and appliances -- Fires and fire prevention.,
  • Fire investigation.,
  • Fire prevention.,
  • Electric engineering -- Fires and fire prevention.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementA.A. Hattangadi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH9445.E43 H38 2000, TH9445.E43 H38 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 281 p. :
    Number of Pages281
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18139625M
    ISBN 100071356517
    LC Control Number99086277

    Overheating failures have occurred among the aluminum-wired special service connector combinations. The failures are accelerated by humid environment to a greater extent than by the application of electrical current. In contrast, connections which are copper-wired, using either standard or special service connectors, are stable and failure-free.   Most people think of house fires as starting with things such as sputtering grease or overturned candles. However, the electrical wires in your house may also start a fire by arcing. Arcing occurs when there is a break in an electrical circuit, causing the current to jump across the gap, producing sparks and high heat.

    Most of the time, the electrical engineer is looking for some fault in dyer that cause the dryer to overheat: stuck thermostat, thermistor failure, moisture sensor failure, timer failure, arcing on the motor winding, wire chafing, etc. Usually, they do find anything wrong with the dryer components, or they are too damaged to test.   Since , electrical malfunctions and failures have been the second leading cause of home fires in the U.S. (with unattended equipment being the top cause). This is according to the latest findings from the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA), which has reported that at least 1 in every 8 home fires is caused by electrical equipment problems.

      WARNING: C. Joule Effect, Inc. disclaims any liability: In this video some tests were made by professionals, and such tests should only be made by qualified professionals. The use of electricity.   50+ videos Play all Mix - This is why you don't put out an ELECTRICAL FIRE with WATER!!! YouTube; Top 5 Dangerous Short Circuit Videos - Duration: Engineering World 2,, views.


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