Simple Design of Power Cable Rack Removes Flammable Liquid Hazard

combustible-material-on-power-cableI took this picture when I was walking through the plant site for safety patrol. The picture shows lubrication oil dropped on compressor’s power cable. Then, what’s wrong with this picture?

Lubrication oil is a combustible liquid, and inside power cable is electricity, a source of ignition, spark and heat. Imagine if the lubrication oil is a flammable process fluid and power cable leaks. Image if the process liquid is not compatible with power cable material, then what will happen?

Designing pipe rack and cable rack have to consider this matter. In general, it is safer to place cable rack over pipe rack. The above hazard is removed naturally by following this simple design.

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