Jeff Jowett, Megger


Gears and Bearings January 31, 2006

Restoring water-damaged electrical equipment

Editor’s note: look in the February issue of PLANT ENGINEERING magazine for more information on disaster recovery as well as exclusive coverage on how one company bounced back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In the popular mind, water and electricity are considered incompatible, and for good reason. With the presence of dissolved ions, water provides an excellent conductor — but not generally where current is intended to go. Water can short circuit, break down and ultimately destroy electrical equipment.

By Jeff Jowett, Megger