2006 IEEE Symposium on Product Safety Engineering

23-24 Oct. 2006

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  • Outdoor ITE - Global Deployment

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 10
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    This paper explores aspects of IEC 60950-1, enclosure test standards (UL 50, CSA C22.2 No. 94, NEMA 250, IEC 60529, IEC 60950-22), and global electrical codes and wiring methods that impact outdoor ITE, and provides insight on how to juggle, compromise, and reconcile conflicting international requirements View full abstract»

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  • A Generic BBN Safety Model

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 14
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    The purpose of this paper is to present a generic safety model for socio-technical systems subject to low probability high consequences (LPHC) accidents. The model that uses a Bayesian belief network (BBN) topology contains both the human operators and the technical components woven together and influenced by organisational and sociological factors. This topology has been found to be useful in eva... View full abstract»

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  • Design Considerations For Consumer Products Utilizing High Voltage

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 6
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    High-voltage devices found in residential and office environments present unique challenges for the product designer. The design of these devices requires consideration to account for their ability to generate alternate, unintended current paths known as arc tracks along the surfaces of the materials used in their construction. Left unchecked, such a condition can lead to a fire hazard. There are ... View full abstract»

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  • Fault Sensing with an Artificial Reference Potential Provided by an Isolated Capacitance Effect

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    When an electric tool or appliance loses its safety ground connection (due to the ground pin being cut or due to the use of a three-to-two adapter), and an internal fault occurs, the metal housing may become electrically "hot" resulting in a safety hazard. This paper presents a grounding detector (GDT) circuit that could be used in conjunction with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). The ad... View full abstract»

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  • Product Design and the Reasonable Person - Nature versus Nurture?

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    The reasonable person is one who acts with prudence. To avoid liability, product design must assure that the reasonable person will not be injured. The question addressed herein is how much of the reasonable person is reasonably the result of the design and programming of the human machine itself? Is reasonableness nature or nurture? Avoiding injury is often all about seeing, understanding, and av... View full abstract»

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  • Overview - Energy Using Products Directive (EUP)

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  • Assessing Product and Business IMPACT

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  • Overview - Registration, Evaluation & Authorization of Chemcials (REACH)

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  • Assessing Product and Business IMPACT

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  • Methods for Measuring the Mechanical Safety Vent Pressure of Lithium ion Battery Cells

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 4
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    The Lithium ion battery is the preferred source of power for many wireless and portable consumer products. A typical battery pack with lithium ion cells features a variety of active and passive safety devices and protection circuitry to prevent or mitigate potential cell failures. One of the passive safety components in a lithium ion cell is the cell-can's mechanical safety vent, which is intended... View full abstract»

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