Table 130.5(C) lists "Removal or installation of CBs or switches" under any condition as "Yes" for an increased likelihood of occurrence. If a remote racker is used a withdrawable breaker, is an EEW permit required?
What does EEW mean?
Sorry, Energized Electrical Work (Permit)
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You are not supposed to work hot. What are the details - where are you doing this work?
Well, the employee is not working on or near the hazard. We use remote circuit breaker racking devices for both LV and 15kV switchgear. This, in most cases, gets the operator out of the arc flash boundary. My question is, does this activity require a permit when there is not a hazard to the employee?
Yes!!, and further, the "QUALIFIED PERSONS" doing the work must comply with the appropriate
PPE parts of the Code.
Harvey Peel, PE
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