Arc and Glow Lamps: A Practical Handbook on Electric Lighting

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Whittaker, 1886 - Electric arc - 375 pages

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Page 135 - as a part of the circuit tends to magnify every other source of difficulty and danger. The chief element of safety is the employment of skilled and experienced electricians to supervise the work. I. THE DYNAMO MACHINE. 1. The dynamo machine should be fixed in a dry place. 2. It should not be exposed to dust or flyings. 3. It should be kept perfectly clean and its bearings well oiled. 4. The insulation of its coils and conductors should be perfect 5.
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Page 137 - The escape of electricity cannot be detected by the sense of smell, as can gas, but it can be detected by apparatus far more certain and delicate. Leakage not only means waste, but in the presence of moisture it means destruction of the conductor and its insulating covering, by electric action.
Page 136 - Where bare wire out of doors rests on insulating supports it should be coated with insulating material, such as india-rubber tape or tube, for at least two feet on each side of the support. 12. Bare wires passing over the tops of houses should never be less than seven feet clear of any part of the roof, and they should invariably be high enough, when crossing thoroughfares, to allow fire escapes to pass under them.
Page 134 - The difficulties that beset the electrical engineer are chiefly internal and invisible, and they can only be effectually guarded against by "testing" or probing with electric currents. They depend chiefly on leakage, undue resistance in the conductor, and bad joints, which lead to waste of energy and the production of heat.
Page 136 - All wires used for indoor purposes should be efficiently insulated, either by being covered throughout with some insulating medium, or, if bare, by resting on insulated supports. 13. When these wires pass through roofs, floors, walls, or partitions, or where they cross or are liable to touch metallic masses, like iron girders or pipes, they should be thoroughly protected...

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