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Medical Care and Power Generation
The health care system is being pushed to its limits and thus, patients that still require medical care are being released from hospitals and medical institutions. As a result, people are using a wide array of technological devices to provide medical care services at their own homes. People are using these devices not only for their own medical care but to provide medical assistance to others as well. These technologies provide support for both chronic and non-chronic diseases as well as help patients with special needs adopt a more comfortable lifestyle. Apart from these technologies, there are medications that require being refrigerated. From the numerous technological devices to the medications that require being constantly refrigerated, all these aspects of home medical care require batteries or electricity.
In a way then this makes the comfort and well-being of your loved ones you are caring for dependent on electricity. A scenario where you suddenly face a power outage, therefore, can even be fatal under serious conditions. A patient using an oxygen machine running on electricity would be unable to use their device in the case the electricity supply fails. Major power outages lasting for several hours on end are getting more and more common in the US especially due to the ever changing and harsh weather conditions. In such times, and such circumstances, one cannot afford to be rid of electrical supply. It would be a nightmare.
Electrical Arc Flash
Simply put, Arc Flash is a violent event where flashover of electric current travels an untended path from one conductor to another, or to ground. Serious injury can occur to anyone close to a circuits proximity. Let's review some basics of Arc Flash.
OSHA FAQs on Arc-Flash Protection