EnergySafe Magazine Summer 2018, issue 49 - Page 7

Arborcamp 2018
For all the latest energy safety news visit www . esv . vic . gov . au
Summer 2018 energysafe issue 49
07
Advertorial

New Electric Motor School Opens in Clayton

By Andrew Wilson , Managing Director , Technical Training Australia Pty Ltd .
An Electrician ’ s professional development is key to a successful career as an A Grade electrician .
Your career can be more exciting than being a general light and power installation electrician . It ’ s the electrical equipment hanging on the cables that drives industry . In particular , electric motors and technology driven machinery . Throughout my experience , as a mature electrician , trainer and assessor , it ’ s disappointing what little knowledge , if any , that most newly qualified electricians know about electric motors , motor starting , variable speed motor drives and programmable logic controllers . So , I started Melbourne Motor School .
Electricians don ’ t need to know the engineering behind an electric motor . But they do need to know how to wire , connect , test and commission an electric motor . The best way to teach electricians is with hands on experience . At Melbourne Motor School , our guiding principle is ‘ Learning by doing ’.
At my newly formed school , we teach electric motors , variable speed drives and programmable logic controllers that are most often used in Australian workplaces . Consequently our students are more employable as an Industrial Electrician .
Gain the knowledge that you need to work on electrical motors , hands on !
Check out our website for more information at TechnicalTrainingAustralia . com . au

Testing space heaters for spillage of carbon monoxide and a warning for electricians

By Enzo Alfonsetti , Manager Type A Gas Appliances and Component Safety
With winter fast approaching and an increasing need for consumers to have their gas space heaters tested for spillage of combustion products and carbon monoxide ( CO ), gasfitting practitioners must ensure they are familiar with the correct procedure for conducting this testing .
There are a number of ESV gas information sheets that assist with obtaining a comprehensive understanding of what gasfitting practitioners are expected to know when undertaking work that can mean the difference between life and death for consumers .
For instance , information sheet no . 37 provides details for the correct use of measuring equipment , whilst information sheet no . 38 details the procedure for testing for spillage of carbon monoxide . Information sheet no . 44 provides valuable information for the welfare of practitioners who undertake this work .
Various energysafe articles in the past have discussed the correct use of measuring equipment . Unfortunately , we still encounter situations where equipment is exposed to excessive temperatures resulting in incorrect or false readings .
When testing space heaters for spillage , your best option is to use equipment with a sampling probe , so that the equipment itself is not subjected to excessive temperatures . If you are unsure , contact the supplier of your equipment .
Much has been said in the past about open flued heaters with draught diverters and the impact a lack of ventilation and operation of bathroom exhaust fans or kitchen rangehoods can have on the safe operation of heaters .
ESV gas information sheet no . 38 outlines the procedure for testing of open flued heaters with the operation of these exhaust fans and rangehoods . The gas installation Standard
Silent but deadly : two occupants very nearly died as a result of CO spilling from this heater .
AS / NZS5601.1 also includes a normative Appendix R with the same procedure and a flow chart .
Electricians , on the other hand , need to be reminded that when installing or replacing kitchen rangehoods and bathroom exhaust fans , these products can impact on the safe operation of open flued space heaters .
As open flued space heaters rely on indoor air for correct operation , the operation of these extraction fans along with inadequate ventilation can cause negative pressure to develop within the home .
Consequently , exhaust gases including carbon monoxide , can then be drawn back into the home through the open flued space heater ’ s flue or chimney . Room sealed space heaters do not experience this problem as air is drawn from outside when operating .
While it is not expected that electricians should know whether a gas space heater is open flued or room sealed , it is important that electricians do advise their customers that they have their gas space heater checked by a licensed gasfitter following the installation of a kitchen rangehood or bathroom exhaust fan .
“ I can ’ t change the world , I can only do it , one electrician at a time .” Andrew Wilson ( A 18756 )
Arborcamp 2018
By Dan Tulen , Advisor , Line Clearance Assurance
Over the weekend ESV sponsored the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation ( VTIO ) Arborcamp 2018 in Ballarat .
This year ’ s event saw attendees from all over Victoria enjoy a wide range of presentations and events including Technology in Arboriculture , Victorian Law Reform , WorkSafe and tree industry business experiences and Climbing Master Classes .
A highlight of the weekend was ESV ’ s interaction with Certificate III students from both Melbourne Polytechnic and Wodonga TAFE .
As relative new comers to the industry , these students had plenty of questions and where keen to get a hold of any information ( and freebies ) they could .
07 For all the latest energy safety news visit www.esv.vic.gov.au Advertorial New Electric Motor School Opens in Clayton By Andrew Wilson, Managing Director, Technical Training Australia Pty Ltd. An Electrician’s professional development is key to a successful career as an A Grade electrician. Your career can be more exciting than being a general light and power installation electrician. It’s the electrical equipment hanging on the cables that drives industry. In particular, electric motors and technology driven machinery. Throughout my experience, as a mature electrician, trainer and assessor, it’s disappointing what little knowledge, if any, that most newly qualified electricians know about electric motors, motor starting, variable speed motor drives and programmable logic controllers. So, I started Melbourne Motor School. Electricians don’t need to know the engineering behind an electric motor. But they do need to know how to wire, connect, test and commission an electric motor. The best way to teach electricians is with hands on experience. At Melbourne Motor School, our guiding principle is ‘Learning by doing’. At my newly formed school, we teach electric motors, variable speed drives and programmable logic controllers that are most often used in Australian workplaces. Consequently our students are more employable as an Industrial Electrician. Gain the knowledge that you need to work on electrical motors, hands on! Check out our website for more information at TechnicalTrainingAustralia.com.au “I can’t change the world, I can only do it, one electrician at a time.” Andrew Wilson (A 18756) Summer 2018 energysafe issue 49 Testing space heaters for spillage of carbon monoxide and a warning for electricians By Enzo Alfonsetti, Manager Type A Gas Appliances and Component Safety With winter fast approaching and an increasing need for consumers to have their gas space heaters tested for spillage of combustion products and carbon monoxide (CO), gasfitting practitioners must ensure they are familiar with the correct procedure for conducting this testing. There are a number of ESV gas information sheets that assist with obtaining a comprehensive understanding of what gasfitting practitioners are expected to know when undertaking work that can mean the difference between life and death for consumers. For instance, information sheet no. 37 provides details for the correct use of measuring equipment, whilst information sheet no. 38 details the procedure for testing for spillage of carbon monoxide. Information sheet no. 44 provides valuable information for the welfare of practitioners who undertake this work. Various energysafe articles in the past have discussed the correct use of measuring equipment. Unfortunately, we still encounter situations where equipment is exposed to excessive temperatures resulting in incorrect or false readings. When testing space heaters for spillage, your best option is to use equipment with a sampling probe, so that the equipment itself is not subjected to excessive temperatures. If you are unsure, contact the supplier of your equipment. Much has been said in the past about open flued heaters with draught diverters and the impact a lack of ventilation and operation of bathroom exhaust fans or kitchen rangehoods can have on the safe operation of heaters. ESV gas information sheet no. 38 outlines the procedure for testing of open flued heaters with the operation of these exhaust fans and rangehoods. The gas installation Standard Silent but deadly: two occupants very nearly died as a result of CO spilling from this heater. AS/NZS5601.1 also includes a normative Appendix R with the same procedure and a flow chart. Electricians, on the other hand, need to be reminded that when installing or replacing kitchen rangehoods and bathroom exhaust fans, these products can impact on the safe operation of open flued space heaters. As open flued space heaters rely on indoor air for correct operation, the operation of these extraction fans along with inadequate ventilation can cause negative pressure to develop within the home. Consequently, exhaust gases including carbon monoxide, can then be drawn back into the home through the open flued space heater’s flue or chimney. Room sealed space heaters do not experience this problem as air is drawn from outside when operating. While it is not expected that electricians should know whether a gas space heater is open flued or room sealed, it is important that electricians do advise their customers that they have their gas space heater checked by a licensed gasfitter following the installation of a kitchen rangehood or bathroom exhaust fan. Arborcamp 2018 By Dan Tulen, Advisor, Line Clearance Assurance Over the weekend ESV sponsored the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation (VTIO) Arborcamp 2018 in Ballarat. This year’s event saw attendees from all over Victoria enjoy a wide range of presentations and events including Technology in Arboriculture, Victorian Law Reform, WorkSafe and tree industry business experiences and Climbing Master Classes. A highlight of the weekend was ESV’s interaction with Certificate III students from both Melbourne Polytechnic and Wodonga TAFE. As relative new comers to the industry, these students had plenty of questions and where keen to get a ho و[H[ܛX][ۂ[YXY\H^H[