Press Release May 2006

Live Line Work: Is Your Switchgear Fault Contained?

 NOJA Power recloser diagram

NOJA Power is delivering better performing and more reliable electrical distribution networks to Australians

Although this is common practice, what are the safety issues, and how can switchgear manufacturers design products which increase safety for live-line workers?

According to NOJA Power's Managing Director, Mr Neil O'Sullivan, the answer is to use reclosers that are arc fault contained and vented in accordance with the requirements of IEC60298 Annex AA.