Are there any special issues when dealing with salt water incursion versus fresh water?

Blog Post created by gmoniz Employee on Sep 26, 2017

Moisture from flood water or contaminates in the water may affect the reliability and functionality of electrical equipment. Electrical equipment exposed to water can be extremely hazardous and must be properly assessed before it can be put back into service.
Last week I covered these topics during my NFPA Live, an exclusive for NFPA Members. During the live event I got this follow-up question. I'm now sharing it with you. I hope you find some value in it.
Also, check out this free download of Chapter 32 of NFPA 70B, which provides a useful framework for recovering electrical equipment and systems after a disaster.


Gil Moniz is a Senior Electrical Specialist at NFPA.

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