Hazard of electrocution in more mature properties


Inhabitants of some 60 to 70 per cent of residences face probable electrocution because of to the age of the electricity provide switch, which fails to work – and the lack of a neutral earth, Philenews studies.

This is what gurus told the Household Refugees Committee, adding that the challenge is greater in more mature electrical installations.

Indicative is the new random inspection in the state’s Makarios III refugee settlement in Kamares, Larnaca, by the Electromechanical Assistance.

It exposed that a few of the 18 services inspected had to be replaced urgently due to this danger.

Dependent on this conclusion and given that the 305 models in the settlement ended up designed throughout the similar interval, the quantity of harmful amenities is around 55.

Cyprus Scientific and Technological Chamber’s electrical mechanical engineer, Thomas Mita, told Philenews that the percentage of properties with old amenities and therefore equivalent complications ranges between 60% -70%.

And that if a time limit was to be established on what ‘old facilities’ signifies, then it could be mentioned that the premises built right before 2004 need to be checked to see if their electrical power offer switch will work and if the grounding is neutral.

The course of action of connecting neutral issue of 3-phase method to earth (i.e. soil) both directly or through some circuit aspect is referred to as neutral grounding. Neutral grounding provides protection to people and machines.