Fire from Faulty Electrical Connection
Fire hazards can take place due to several reasons like smoking, combustion sparks, burner flames, lightning, faulty electrical equipment, overloading power sockets, etc. The short circuit is the most common electrical reason for a fire hazard.
Electrical fires are one of the top six causes of fires in manufacturing plants. Here is a non-exhaustive list of specific electrical hazards which eventually lead to the short circuit:
- Single phase load tapping at random (very common when illegal hooking of the lines is done in large scale)
- Wiring is exposed
- Overloaded outlet (outlet will be heated)
- Overloaded circuit
- Static charge build-up
- Poor ground or lack of safety path mechanism
SignaGuard (MachineSense) has different kinds of sensors and analytics to understand whether an electrical system can trip and cause a fire.