Following is important safety information. For safe installation and operation of this equipment, be sure to read and understand all cautions and warnings.
Only qualified personnel who recognize shock hazards and are familiar with the safety precautions required to avoid injury should work with Cutsforth products. Among the many considerations are the following:
Avoid contact with energized circuits.
Avoid contact with rotating parts.
Never install any component that appears not to be functioning in a normal manner.
Always ensure proper installation of the holder assembly and shaft grounding rope.
Before working on the generator, de-energize, lock out, and tag out all power sources to the generator, shaft, and accessory devices. Electric shock and death may result due to failure to heed this warning.
ROTATING PART CAUTION
High-voltage and rotating parts can cause serious or fatal injury. Installation, operation, and maintenance of this product must be performed only by qualified personnel, in accordance with all applicable safety regulations and guidelines.
Cutsforth recommends that workers do not change Shaft Contact Assembly (SCA) meter ropes while the generator is energized and/or operational. It is recommended that meter ropes be inspected and if necessary, changed during outages when the generator has been secured. Since the SCA is generally installed in relatively close proximity to the collector/brush gear (energized equipment) and or other rotating hazards in this area of the generator, it may pose a risk to workers that may include but are not limited to the following:
Risk of entanglement or rotational injury attempting to remove/insert a meter rope.
Risk of electrical shock.
Risk of creating a short circuit between energized parts and ground.
These conditions and limitations are to be carefully considered at the time of installation. It is recommended that procedures and policies be implemented by the end user so as to realize the full function of the monitoring system but avoid potential hazards. These conditions generally do not apply to the Shaft Grounding Assembly (SGA) equipment installation.