Proper labeling of circuit breakers, disconnects & over-current devices don’t just make maintenance easier it makes it safer.
This video covers the issue of improper labeling of circuit breakers, disconnects & over-current devices.
Not labeling a circuit breaker may seem like a small thing, but it can cause electrical safety issues and can cost the facility money in unseen ways. Problems occur when maintenance personnel attempt to isolate a piece of equipment when overcurrent protection devices and disconnects are not properly labeled. If they can’t find the circuit break to isolate a piece of equipment they have to begin a costly search for the missing breaker. It is incredibly easy to label the breaker when installed but it can be very hard to find it later. Especially if you have many not labeled or mislabeled. Sometimes it might require the removal of covers to trace wires to the proper breaker. OSHA will also fine your facility for not correctly labeling overcurrent devices and disconnects.
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