THE SAFEST WAY TO OBTAIN OIL SAMPLES FROM CABINET TRANSFORMERS WITHOUT DEENERGIZING
The majority of electrical injuries from cabinet transformers are burns resulting from arc flashes. The intense heat produced from an arc flash can result in substantial equipment damage and devastating personal injury, which can lead to significant replacement costs and liability claims from anyone involved in the incident. SampleSafe™ external sampling devices eliminate the need to outfit technicians with additional personal protective equipment (PPE) allowing them to take samples without ever needing to deenergize your transformer.
PROTECT TECHNICIANS BY AVOIDING THE RISK ALTOGETHER
Opening a transformer cabinet to obtain an oil sample presents an inherent safety risk. SampleSafe Essential mounts to the outside of the transformer away from electrical hazards, allowing technicians to safely obtain oil samples without opening the cabinet door. This greatly reduces their exposure to dangerous energized equipment. SampleSafe ST offers the same level of protection, but with the additional security of a rugged, powder coated steel locking enclosure.
SampleSafe devices enable you to comply with the guidelines established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E, 2018).
COMPLY WITH EXACTING NFPA SAFETY STANDARDS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) set of standards—NFPA 70E, used by OSHA—essentially tightens the safety measures that protect against arc flashes. SampleSafe external sampling devices help you comply with these standards without investing in PPE or deenergizing your equipment by providing a safer alternative to opening the cabinet door.
ELIMINATE THE RISK OF ARC FLASH INJURIES
Arc flashes are deadly and destructive. These sudden energy discharges—explosions—are caused by a fault in an electrical circuit reacting with ionized air. SampleSafe Essential and SampleSafe ST provide access to the oil from outside the unit, keeping technicians away from the front of the cabinet. No more opening the door, no more risk, no need to shut your operation down.
AVOID POTENTIAL LIABILITY CLAIMS
If a serious injury is sustained while working on high-voltage cabinet transformers, the owner of the equipment is deemed responsible. Our customers use SampleSafe to mitigate the risk of expensive liability claims from contractors and employees.
AIM FOR ZERO SHUTDOWNS
When technicians use SampleSafe to obtain oil samples from energized transformers, there is no need to deenergize. This is especially valuable in applications where transformers are daisy-chained, where the shutdown of one transformer affects several more in-line. This can affect your maintenance budget significantly. We can calculate the ROI from avoiding shutdowns with SampleSafe; contact an SDMyers Electric Power Specialist for more information.