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Arc Flash Solutions | Advanced Electrical Services

An arc flash is a dangerous explosion caused by electrical energy. The change from solid state to gas vapor produces a volatile force. At the terminals, arc flash explosion temperatures can exceed 35,000°F. The immense electrical energy vaporizes metal and can cause destruction of equipment, intense heat, fire, molten metal, shrapnel, blinding light, and toxic smoke. Arc flash incidents are often fatal.

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Compact Machines | Safety Evaluation

Although construction projects are typically on a very tight working schedule, equipment owners and operators should make safety a priority. Help prevent accidents, increase revenue and maximize uptime by following equipment safety guidelines. Caterpillar and Hawthorne Cat educate customers about proper safety techniques for operating equipment. Each category of equipment requires specific safety precautions.

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Routine Electrical Maintenance Can Help Avoid Hazards

Electrical systems can be extremely dangerous if they are not properly maintained and regularly checked. Components such as automatic transfer switches, circuit breakers, switchgear and UPS batteries are often overlooked during routine maintenance checks and can cause power failure and injury. 

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Video | The Importance of a Daily Walkaround

In his latest video,  Jeff Payne, Preventative Maintenance Instructor for Caterpillar, explains the importance of performing a daily machine walkaround. 

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Safety Best Practices & Training

Safety is a top concern at Caterpillar. From the design of our products to the quality of our equipment training, we strive to promote the safest working environments possible.

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