10 Ways Corrosion Can Wreak Havoc on Your Electrical Equipment

March 8, 2018
Corrosion and Electrical Equipment

Corrosion of electrical equipment is a significant factor in electrical equipment failures. According to statistics from The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, 67% of all electrical failures could be prevented by simply ensuring electrical equipment is kept clean, cool, dry, and tight.

How can you tell if you have corrosion problems? When qualified persons perform regular inspections, corrosive conditions can be detected and corrected where necessary. Electrical inspections should be based on the manufacturers’ recommendations or industry standards such as NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance.

Remember, you are addressing 67% of potential failures, including corrosion, by simply keeping your electrical equipment clean, cool, dry, and tight! As you review the photos in this gallery, you will see the results of not following this sound advice…

About the Author

John Weber | Principal Electrical Engineer

John Weber is principal electrical engineer for HSB-Hartford Steam Boiler in Hartford, Conn.

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