8013 Non-Fault Interrupting Devices
This course focuses on non-fault interrupting devices used on the distribution system for both overhead and underground applications. Emphasis is placed on load-break versus non-load-break interrupting devices and their proper applications, with details on how each type operates mechanically. Provided details demonstrate how sectionalizers and reclosers are used and how the required coordination between these two devices maximizes continuance of service to the customer while protecting distribution equipment. This course includes specifics on how linemen should physically switch these non-fault interrupting devices and concludes by reinforcing the importance of using required personal safety equipment and following required clearance procedures while switching is performed.