INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Water Damaged Electrical Equip

Information on what to do after water damage by jraef
Posted: 16 Sep 05 (Edited 27 Mar 08)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I came across this free information from NEMA on handling equipment damaged by water. Others suggested I put it into an FAQ to make it easilly accessible after the thread gets buried. I have also compiled other previous references mentioned in past posts. I am keeping pdf copies of these documents in case any of these web page links eventually get broken. Please send me a comment on this FAQ stating any that don't work if you come across them, or send me other references you know of to add to this FAQ.

From NEMA, published in Sept. 2005 right after Katrina:
http://www.nema.org/prod/be/enclosures/upload/guidelines_handling_water_damaged_elect_equip.pdf

From Schneider / Square D
http://ecatalog.squared.com/pubs/Automation%20Products/0110DB0401.pdf

This one has more information on smaller equipment such as PC boards etc. It is a little more commercial in nature, but still very useful.
http://www.stabilant.com/appnt41h.htm

This one is not terribly specific, but has a handy checklist of electrical equipment often forgotten in the basement.
http://www.disaster-resource.com/articles/what_now_smith.shtml

Specific to motors: (requires download of their .pdf file)
http://www.rcre.rutgers.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pid=FS968

More on motors:
http://www.usbr.gov/power/data/fist/fist3_4/vol3-4.pdf
http://www.usmotors.com/Service/Bulletins/Issue4-Jan03.pdf

Back to Electric motors & generators engineering FAQ Index
Back to Electric motors & generators engineering Forum

My Archive


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close