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Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz — March 19, 2019

How to solve for repeated cable failures

Over the past three years, the plant has had seven unplanned shutdowns due to cable failures. With each incidence, maintenance also tests the adjacent cables and replaces those if necessary. The plant engineer noticed that about a dozen of the replaced cables have failed during this period. Three of them, four times. The unplanned shutdowns have been very disruptive to production; mostly due to the time it takes to replace the failed cables. So, there is a lot of pressure from upper

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