Category - Electrical

Assembly Instructions for Cable Gland 453 Exd IIC Gb

Cable glands may be used on all types of electrical power, control, instrumentation, data and telecommunications cables. They are used as a sealing and termination device to ensure that the characteristics of the enclosure which the cable enters can be maintained adequately. The 501/453/Universal cable gland provides two independent seals on armoured, elastomer and plastic […]

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4 Things to Look for in a High Voltage Switchboard Room

Making personal contact with any electrical voltage especially at high voltage levels can potentially be lethal, as a result, when working in an electrical High Voltage (HV) switchboard room, you should know what to look for.  The risk to anyone working in HV areas is greatly focused by careful application of sensible general and company safety regulations and […]

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5 Ways to Stay Safe in a High Voltage Hazardous Area

A safe work environment is not always enough to control all potential high voltage electrical hazards. Careful planning and adequate safety procedures are essential to prevent contact with equipment under test. Do you know how to minimize the possibility of an electrical incident? Below are a few ways you can protect yourself when working in a high voltage […]

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Flame resistant clothing: What is it and why is it important?

Flame resistant clothing (FR Clothing) is self-extinguishing and non-melting which will limit exposure and injury. Workers can be engulfed in flames during an electric arc or flame condition and most severe burns and fatalities are caused by non-flame resistant clothing igniting and continuing to burn. Skin that is under non-flame resistant clothing is often burned […]

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OCS Group’s Lunch and Learn: Arc Flash

You might have heard of the term “Arc Flash”, but what is it exactly? And why is it so important for safety professionals to be responsible and completely aware of what the issues are with electrical arc flash safety? It is imperative to learn and be alert at all times when handling electrical equipment to […]

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USCG training “Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations”

USCG: OCS Group Trains USCG in Hazardous Areas OCS Group visited the US Homeland Security  and US Coast Guard (USCG) in Port Arthur, Texas last week to educate about electrical equipment in hazardous areas. OCS Group discussed the importance of competency and skills regarding offshore area classification. Determining the hazardous area classification is essential to identify […]

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Arc Flash: Know the Risks, Regulatory Requirements and Preventative Techniques

The definition of an Arc Flash according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an electrical current that passes through air when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is no longer sufficient to withstand the applied voltage. Arc Flash incidences are such a health and safety hazard that there are multiple legal requirements associated […]

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How To Abandon Cables Using 3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment?

OCS Group is working with Thorne and Derrick to improve electrical skills in the industry! Below is an article from Thorne and Derrick to help those in the industry. HOW TO ABANDON CABLES This video by 3M Electrical shows how to abandon cables safely using 3M CSCAK Cable Abandonment Kits. 3M CSCAK kits are complete with […]

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A Total Eclipse of the … Sun

Have you been left in the dark about the solar eclipse and what it might mean for you? Hopefully below will clear up some questions, or perhaps leave you with more. I began writing this as OCS Group does complete work in the Renewable Sector, including Engineering, Commissioning, Installation and aiding in the design of […]

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Global First: Upstream 500-505 Combined Training

OCS Group is pleased to announce the approval of OCS Groups new training offering. The course ‘Upstream 500/505’  has been absent from the current offerings available in the oil and gas industry. OCS Group was encouraged by sector stakeholders to develop an appropriate course in collaboration with the industry. OCS Group has successfully produced, and […]

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