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Thread: Walk in outdoor metal clad fused switchgear

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I still have a 30" waist. Most of them are walk-in...


    Even with PPE?
    I'm in over my head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrooke View Post
    Even with PPE?
    I am so skinny I could put on 3 layers of PPE and still buckle a 30” belt on with 2 notches to spare for it tighten.

    135 pounds with wet clothes, full sized boots, and a couple bricks in my pockets.

    I do have a nasty bark though......
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    I am so skinny I could put on 3 layers of PPE and still buckle a 30” belt on with 2 notches to spare for it tighten.

    135 pounds with wet clothes, full sized boots, and a couple bricks in my pockets.

    I do have a nasty bark though......
    And your hair covers your eyes... I would imagine that would also be a challenge.
    I'm in over my head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrooke View Post
    And your hair covers your eyes... I would imagine that would also be a challenge.
    Helps keep the light down when taking a nap.

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    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


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    Slightly off topic, but it's interesting that I logged in with this question and the first post I saw was this one.

    Some say walk-in metal-clad gear is better protected gear. Seems to me it's only a better protected user. The metal enclosure around the actual switchgear is the same.

    So, why is walk-in gear a thing?
    Alternate current
    Line to ground and ground to line
    Current alternates

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    MV metal clad (walk-in) swgr is very common, especially at generation, industrial, and mining plants. Sometimes the walk-in includes extra space for a 2MVA xfmr, DC batteries, and additional racks for telecom, SCADA, or xfmr relaying. Walk-in style MV swgr is also preferred for spaced restricted subs or places where aesthetics are important. Disney World down in Orlando, Maui Hawaii, and the Big Island of Hawaii are examples.

    Some of the advantages are smaller footprint and the ability to pre-fabricate.

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