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    Outdoor Substation Rain Safety

    So I was working today at a powerplant and were expecting chance of rain. We had a talk weather it was safe to touch a deenergize electrical equipment (Outside transformer) which is grounded and lock/tagged.
    I think it is unsafe but I would like to get your opinion guys.

    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharmikpandya0 View Post
    So I was working today at a powerplant and were expecting chance of rain. We had a talk weather it was safe to touch a deenergize electrical equipment (Outside transformer) which is grounded and lock/tagged.
    I think it is unsafe but I would like to get your opinion guys.

    Thanks...
    My company uses a large pop-up tent/canopy for our testing equipment to stay dry under. Testing in the rain with no overhead protection wouldn't be the wisest imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dharmikpandya0 View Post
    So I was working today at a powerplant and were expecting chance of rain. We had a talk weather it was safe to touch a deenergize electrical equipment (Outside transformer) which is grounded and lock/tagged.
    I think it is unsafe but I would like to get your opinion guys.

    Thanks...
    Without assuming, was there a ground grid installed? Even in the rain that should keep everything in the area on the same potential level.

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