Ok Mr. Trump, clue us in! I think I've figured out a few things, but I'm sure I'm missing something in here
first pic is a control station for something. timers, start/stops, & I also see a socket for an 'ice cube' relay with tape all over.. Is that thing at line voltage? With the open terms on that, it should probably be in a can to be protected from damage & accidental contact.
pics 2-5, seems you have the disappearing conduit trick going on.. Things really have to be made for the corrosive environments in slaughter houses/Meat packing plants... Appearing to be outside, was this some sort of raceway that isn't generally used outdoors? Another note, I know you guys have different color schemes down there, please tell me the green & (gray?) wires in pics 3& 4 arent line voltage! Last pic looks like a rats nest.. Did you remove the cover or was it missing?
Re: "Dodgy wiring at the Meat Works"#117205 05/30/0401:27 PM05/30/0401:27 PM
As far as I can guess the first pic shows a 230/400V 3üh fuse panel for rewireable fuse carriers, some of which are missing. Since there's a standard single pole breaker the rats nest could very well be at the same voltage.
Re: "Dodgy wiring at the Meat Works"#117206 05/31/0405:08 AM05/31/0405:08 AM
Ok Guys, Sorry to hold out on you guys. Pic 1 is a Refrigeration Control panel. This is a 400V 3 phase panel and all of the fuses have 400v between them. If you thought the front of the panel was dodgy, I tried to open the panel and the sheer mass of wire tangle, prevented me from opening it more than an inch!. Pic 2, is a Thermostat wire, one feed plus 2 load wires on the Cooling Tower, 230V controls. Pic 3 show's the actual thermostat, a Ranco, I believe. Pic 4 shows what is left of the Non-metallic Conduit, used to sheath this stuff, sunlight and sea air, has it's way with Bettaflex here. Pic 5 shows more of the same, but the wires here feed a 3 phase 400V fan on top of the Cooling Tower. Pic 6 shows a temporary box that was installed 5 years ago, it controls the speed of the Pig Slaughter Chain, via Pneumatics. Thanks Scott, for posting these images!!!!.
Re: "Dodgy wiring at the Meat Works"#117207 05/31/0409:23 AM05/31/0409:23 AM
Thought they looked like MEM gear. For non-Brits, the MEM name was derived from Midlands Electrical Manufacturing Co. Not certain, but I think they used to be headquartered in Birmingham (England, not Ala. )
Re: "Dodgy wiring at the Meat Works"#117210 06/02/0403:34 PM06/02/0403:34 PM
Pete, I was there doing a Hazard Assessment course with a new Apprentice, at the time. Learning how to identify Electrical Hazards, as to their Employment. So I thought that this would be the best place to start her off. My Lord, there are enough bad panels in this place, to write a Novel. I was also warned to stop taking pictures!. Damn!.