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Issue 3 • Date May-June 2001

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  • Formation of ceramic thin films using electrospray in cone-jet mode

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):46 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The electrospray technique has been developed to generate fine droplets of SiC and ZrO2 ceramic suspensions and to deposit these ceramic thin films and their bilayer on alloy substrates. SEM examinations of the microstructures of these thin films show that the films are very homogenous with a uniform particle size less than 10 μm. The deposition of a very thin bilayer with an ab... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of rural utility safety issues and practices

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):53 - 66
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    Electric energy is one of the most versatile and widely used forms of energy. Generation and delivery of this energy form requires diligence in safe work practices and procedures that are best established through proper training. This article reports on a survey of rural electric utilities and the responses provided on issues and practices relating to job training and safety for rural utility empl... View full abstract»

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  • Arcing fault hazards and safety suggestions for design and maintenance

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):23 - 32
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    Significant progress has been made in understanding the hazards of arcing faults to maintenance personnel working on electrical equipment. The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires that equipment be installed the way it is listed and labeled. However, the NEC and product standards do not address the hazards associated when the equipment doors are open and a maintenance worker accidentally create... View full abstract»

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  • Managing aviation safety through inspection information technology

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):40 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    This article discusses aircraft airworthiness management, which can now take place for the commercial air carrier fleet as a result of the FAA certification of intact aircraft nondestructive inspection (NDI) and information technologies systems that were originally developed for the Air Force. The merit of aircraft airworthiness management has proven extremely successful for the government fleet f... View full abstract»

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  • Partnerships for electrical safety

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):17 - 22
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    The authors present a case study of the successful development of an educational partnership between industrial collaborators and university researchers to promote electrical safety. For industrial and academic organisations considering a similar approach, we identify a development methodology to align people and resources to implement electrical safety education. Educational partnerships offer a ... View full abstract»

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  • A battery management system for stand-alone photovoltaic energy systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):67 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (70)  |  Patents (1)
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    It is estimated that about 80% of all photovoltaic (PV) modules are used in stand-alone applications. Continuous power is obtained from PV systems by using a storage buffer, typically in the form of a lead acid battery. Batteries used in PV applications have different performance characteristics compared with batteries used in more traditional applications. In PV applications, lead acid batteries ... View full abstract»

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  • Lockout energy control placarding for power distribution equipment

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):33 - 39
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    The use of lockout techniques is required in most facilities, including power distribution facilities, but is often established in many different ways. Often times flags, tags, the instructions of a system operator, or other means are utilized in power distribution facilities to approximate the same level of safety is afforded by use of actual physical locks. Extensive training is required to main... View full abstract»

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  • NFPA 70E 2000: updating electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):9 - 16
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    The authors describe NFPA 70E, which is intended primarily for those who commission, start up, operate and maintain electrical systems and equipment. Safe condition of electrical facilities and equipment is best achieved by adherence to NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code, during the design, procurement, and installation phases of such equipment. Following the policies, principles, practices and... View full abstract»

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  • Toward alignment of safety levels concerning electrical installations in the EU

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):73 - 82
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    The European Standard EN 50110-1 “Operation of Electrical Installations” is applicable to all operation of and work activity on, with, or near electrical installations. In Europe, there are many national laws, standards and internal rules dealing with the matters coming within the scope of this standard, and these practices have been taken as a basis for this standard. The standard is ... View full abstract»

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