Category - Electrical

Hazardous Area Training: 500 505 API RP

Background of  500-505 500 and 505 are recommended practices classified into individual categories. The API Recommended Practice 500 (RP 500) is Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities. they are classified as Class 1, Divison 1, and Division 2. RP 500 is referred to as the division system. It provides […]

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OCS Group Wins 80 Rig Inspection Contract

OCS Group’s Managing Director Mark Tranfield is pleased to announce it has won a “Significant” Rig Inspection Contract with ADNOC in the UAE for approximately 80 Rig Inspections for specialized equipment. This adds further to the 3 plus two year Rig Inspection services contact that OCS won two years ago for ADNOC offshore division. This […]

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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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