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Hazardeous Area Classification & Myths

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Hazardous Area Classification is a critical subject in the safety role. Most of the time it is confused with the activity and responsibility. This is a vital element that needs the EHS head's attention to ensure a safe operation in the plant premises. It is very important that both electrical and chemical expertise work together for hazardous area classification and eliminate the risk. Lets us carefully explore different myths and challenges in the Hazardous Area Classification. 1Q.What is the guidance on the classification of hazardous areas? During normal and abnormal operations, electrical and electronic equipment such as motors, generators, fuses, switches, relays, circuit breakers, transformers, solenoids, and resistors produce the amount of heat, arcing, and sparking that causes a fire or explosion in industries, factories, or other locations where chemicals are manufactured, processed, or used. Because of the presence of flammable, ignitable gases, combustible or liquid

How to do Industrial Earthing for Electrical Equipment

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What is Electrical earthing? How to do Industrial Earthing for Electrical Equipment? These are the two burning questions in every electrical maintenance engineer mind. Electrical earthing system design in industries plays a vital role in protecting the equipment and workmen from damage. We need to determine the number of layers by conducting a proper soil resistivity test for the proper design of earthing. A traditional design of earthing, considering uniform layer structure may not always be applicable. Substations in the electrical networks and transformer yards in the facility require high beamed earthing. We also need to ensure that our earthing system is safe and economic as well. The optimal designing of the system using simulation techniques and IEEE-80 sheets will facilitate us with the proper and safe earthing. Earthing is the method of transmitting the instant electricity discharge directly to the ground through low resistance wires or electrical cabl

How to Improve Production using 3D Simulation and Data Analytics

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Planning, designing and modeling of a system by simulation before the real-time implementation is the present day trend. Mostly for Manufacturing systems, this design and modeling will give more advantage in terms of money, production, effective usage of resources etc. Lean manufacturing simulation facilitates you with the optimal solution in this area. Lean manufacturing is a systematic way to eliminate waste within the manufacturing process. This lean manufacturing can be achieved by using design manufacturing process services. We at VB Engineering provide design and planning services for industries, warehouses, supply chain management systems etc. Design for lean manufacturing is a method for applying lean concepts to the design phase of a manufacturing process, supply chain, logistics systems. We at VB engineering use latest technology to apply lean concepts to a system and remove waste like underperforming assets, non-profitable machines etc from the system before going to

What is Infrared Thermography?

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Infrared Thermography is a scientific method or a process which senses infrared energy emitted from equipment, converts into temperature and gives the thermal image of the equipment. “Infrared” refers invisible radiant energy. “Thermography” refers to a method of analyzing heat or thermal energy coming out of a body. Few Important Aspects to note About Infrared Thermography It is invisible since its wavelength is longer than visible light Naturally emitted from an object's temperature is absolute zero(0K) or higher It has a characteristic of heating an object. Therefore, it is sometimes called a "heat wave". It is a kind of light (electromagnetic wave) It can be transmitted through a vacuum Special Features: Infrared thermography services are provided by using Infrared thermal imaging cameras. The thermal imaging camera has a special lens which detects infrared light (heat) emitted by all objects. This focused light is scanned by a phased array of i