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    Switching under full load.

    Commissioning agents want to switch ups system under full load and they want us to do it. What would you guys do?

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    Commissioning agents want to switch ups system under full load and they want us to do it. What would you guys do?
    Is the unit rated to be switched at full load? If the arc flash isn't high and if me and my co-workers were qualified id say do it. Just ensure all safety measures are taken to keep you here with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapFlyVenus View Post
    Commissioning agents want to switch ups system under full load and they want us to do it. What would you guys do?
    For our Company the policy is no switching of live equipment, the customer does that. If they insist that we do it they are required to sign a waver that in the event that the switching that we do causes any damage we are not held responsible. Usually the customer is reluctant to sign this and they do the switching.

    But check with your company to see what their policy is for live switching.

    And if it comes back that you will do the switching I would double check that all the pieces of the system are rated for the load/forces you will be putting the on the system. It all comes down to your confidence level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviep View Post
    Is the unit rated to be switched at full load? If the arc flash isn't high and if me and my co-workers were qualified id say do it. Just ensure all safety measures are taken to keep you here with us.
    I would also consider this.

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