Aged Electrical Systems Symposium

Published on March 19, 2013
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2006 Aged Electrical Systems Symposium

Keynote address (PDF, 474 KB)
John A. Wafer, Eaton Corporation

Defining the Problem

CPSC Staff Activities on Electrical Fires  
Presentation (PDF, 635 KB)Extended abstract (PDF, 25 KB)
Doug Lee, USConsumer Product Safety Commission

Current Fire Statistics Related to Electrical Fires (PDF, 177 KB)
Marty Ahrens, NFPA

Some History of Residential Wiring Practices in the U.S. (PDF, 601KB)
David Dini, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Fire Safety Options in Design and Code Practices to Minimize Fire Problems Due to Aged ElectricalWiring Systems  (PDF, 35 KB)
Timothy Arendt

Electrical Fire Investigation

Case Studies of Recent Electrical Fires  (PDF, 64 KB)
John Sleights, St. Paul Travelers Engineering Laboratory

Identifying Causes for Certain Types of Electrically Initiated Fires in Residential Circuits        
Presentation (PDF, 2.2 MB)Extended abstract (PDF, 3 KB)
John Shea, Eaton Corporation

Aging of Materials and Systems

An Analytical Study of Some Physical Properties of Wire and Cable Samples Collected From Older Homes  (PDF, 383 KB)
David Dini, Thomas Fabian, J. Thomas Chapin Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Fire Performance of Aging Cable Compounds
Presentation (PDF, 519 KB)Paper (PDF, 40 KB)
Perry Marteny, General Cable Corp.   

New Wiring Diagnostic Technologies

Locating Hidden Hazards In Electrical Wiring
Presentation (PDF, 3.6 MB) Paper (PDF, 177 KB)
Paul Kuhn, LiveWire Test Labs, Inc.
Cynthia Furse, University of Utahand LiveWire Test Labs, Inc.
Paul Smith, LiveWire Test Labs, Inc.

Current Research

Residential Electrical Systems Aging Research Project  (PDF, 6.4 MB)
David Dini, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

National Electrical Grounding Research Project  (PDF, 635 KB)
Travis Lindsey, Travis Lindsey Consulting Services Inc.