Electrical Shock Safety Criteria - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080253992, 9781483162201

Electrical Shock Safety Criteria

1st Edition

Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Electrical Shock Safety Criteria

Editors: J.E. Bridges G.L. Ford I.A. Sherman
eBook ISBN: 9781483162201
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1985
Page Count: 376
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Electrical Shock Safety Criteria documents the proceedings of the First International Symposium on Electrical Shock Safety Criteria, held in Toronto, Canada, 7-9 September 1983. The objective was to establish the state of the art in the field of electrical shock safety criteria as applied to electrical power utilities. The symposium brought together leading experts from electrical utilities, universities, and research laboratories from around the world, interested in problems associated with electrical shock and safety. The proceedings are organized in three sections, each consisting of the morning review papers and afternoon panel discussions. Section 1 presents an in-depth analysis of the physiology of electrical shocks including such topics as body-weight scaling, electrocution equation, physiological effects of electrical current, and factors affecting fibrillation threshold. Section 2 focuses on the analysis of body impedance under various conditions and the techniques for measuring current distribution in the body. Section 3 is devoted to discussions of safety criteria and related standards from the point of view of current practices in electrical utilities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Physiology of Electrical Shocks Introductory Remarks to the Symposium on Electric Shock Physiological Effects of Electric Currents on Living The Electrophysiological Basis for the Ventricular Fibrillation Threshold and Factors that Affect It Pathophysiological Basis of Ventricular Fibrillation The Conditions Necessary for the Electrical Induction of Ventricular Fibrillation Potential Distributions in the Vicinity of the Hearts of Primates Arising from 60 Hz Limb-to-Limb Body Currents Capacitive Discharge Studies Electrical Stimulation of the Isolated Rabbit Heart by Short Duration Transients Chapter 2: Panel Meeting on Physiology of Electrical Shocks Chapter 3: Body Impedance New Knowledge on the Impedance of the Human Body Body Impedance of Non-human Primates under Constant Voltage Shock Conditions Analysis of Cross-Body Impedance at Household Voltage New Experiments with Regard to Basic Safety Measures for Electrical Equipment and Installations Dynamic Aspects of Body Impedance A Five-Part Resistor-capacitor Network for Measurement of Voltage and Current Levels Related to Electric Shock and Burns Resistivity Changes of Tissue During the Application of Injurious 60 Hz Currents An "Equivalent Voltage" for Sinusoidal and Non-Sinusoidal Voltage Waveform Intra-Body Current Probes Chapter 4: Panel Meeting on Body Impedance Chapter 5: Safety and Standards Mechanisms for Human Sensitivity to Transient Electric Currents Body Impedance for Transient High Voltage Currents Danger Levels of Short (1mSec to 15mSec) Electrical Shocks from 50 Hz Supply Intricacies of the Safety Criterion Around Power System Structures Safety Criteria for Intended or Expected Non-Lethal Electrical Shocks Methods of Calculating Electrical Body Impedance and Equipment for Measuring Leakage Currents Requirements for Grounding Practices and Stan


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