Electrical Devices and Control
Observe and practice safety measures in electrical control.
Practice proper protection of electric motor
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Protection Earth PE – Earth-Leakage Protection
All chassis and enclosures for the electric equipment must be grounded. Neutral and safety ground must be connected at only one point and must be at the main service entrance. Improper earth protection will lead to certain hazards such as:
A) Hazard due to stray impedance.
B) Hazard due to direct contact
14.1 Fuse and Circuit Breaker
Fuse is used to protect electrical devices and conductors from excessive current which arises from short circuits or overload current. Its enclosure is made from certain type of material. Fibre is popularly used because of its tough resistance to arcs, its mechanical strength and its excellent insulating properties. Higher operating voltage needs long lasting fuses.
14.2 Motor Protection with Fuses
Fuse alone does not protect electrical motors efficiently. It only serves as a short -circuit protection. In most cases, time-lag fuses are applied to release current of which depends upon the value of the starting current of the machine.
Fuse does not provide any protection in the following cases:-
a) Overload due to continuous operation.
b) High operating frequency of the machine.
c) Failure of an outer conductor in three-phase system.
d) Under voltage or over voltage.
e) Variation of frequency.
f) External heating, e.g....
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