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Need Insulated Gloves? Here Are Five Good Options

August 27, 2020

Switching off the power does not completely eliminate the risk of electric shock. Current can flow even after being cut off, and many workplace accidents arise when electricians start work secure in the belief that all is safe. Gloves for electricians in Carlsbad, NM are made of rubber and designed to prevent this scenario. Here are five options for gloves that offer protection against electric shock: Magid Safety M011B10 Electrical Gloves: Made from dielectric natural rubber latex, this option offers low voltage protection that withstands up to 1,000V AC/1,500V DC. They work well for linemen, field service workers, contractors and... View Article

An Electrician’s Safety Guide

August 13, 2020

It can be dangerous when working with electrical elements, which is why personal protective equipment (PPE) for electricians is important. No one should go into the job without the right equipment or education on avoiding death or injury. Read this brief safety guide to complete your work assignments without incident. Here are six tips regarding safety equipment electricians use in Carlsbad, NM when taking precautions on the job: Bring needed PPE: Basic PPE for electricians includes safety glasses, face shields, hard hats, insulating gloves, insulating salves, flame-retardant clothing and protective footwear. Depending on your environment, you may also require fall... View Article

The Oil and Gas Industry in New Mexico

August 3, 2020

New Mexico was built on ranching and mining, but today it has a number of major industries, including oil and gas. The largest industry in New Mexico, oil and gas contributes $3.1 billion each year to the state’s budget—just under 40 percent of the state’s entire yearly revenue. Here’s an overview of what this branch of the energy industry contributes to the state and country. New Mexico’s oil and gas industry, by the numbers Contributing 39 percent of New Mexico’s yearly budget, the oil and gas industry is a powerful force. The federal government alone spends over $1.1 billion in... View Article

What Is Fracking?

July 20, 2020

We all know gas and oil are fossil fuels, and once they’re gone, they’re gone—so it’s important to find more sources, at least until practical renewable alternatives are the norm. There might be as many as trillions of drillable cubic feet of shale gas in the U.K. alone.  Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing in Carlsbad, NM, is a process that helps recover gas and oil from shale that would normally be too difficult to drill for. How does hydraulic fracturing work? Fracking is performed by drilling a well thousands of feet into the earth’s crust, well below the groundwater... View Article

Common Insulation Materials on Electrical Conductors

July 2, 2020

Do you know what the most common materials used for insulation on electrical conductors in Carlsbad, NM are? If getting a shock isn’t high on your list of things to do, it’s helpful to know what electrical conductivity is, why we insulate conductors and what works best for the job. Read on for a basic overview of common insulation materials and why they’re important. What are insulation materials and why do we need them? Insulation materials are simply materials that don’t carry an electrical current well. For example, metal and water are extremely good conductors, which is why you should... View Article

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