Infinity and Olsent brand electrical cables recalled
ESV wishes to advise that electrical retailers and wholesalers across Australia have recalled Infinity electrical cables.
The recall relates to all sizes and configurations of TPS and Orange Round Infinity mains power cables. Olsent power cables sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd are also included.
The cable has been recalled because testing has found that it is non-compliant, with poor quality insulation that will deteriorate prematurely and may cause fires or the risk of electric shock. Consumers can click here for more information. Electricians can click here for more information.
Read the ACCC press release here
Click here to read ESV's press release
ESV releases final report into Morwell Terminal Station incident 4 April 2014
ESV has released its final report into the electrical fault at the Morwell Terminal Station on 4 April that led to a dramatic flashover and loss of supply to 80,000 customers in Gippsland.
The investigation has found that the incident was the result of a short-circuit on one phase of a 66kV powerline and that two protection systems that are designed to stop the flow of electricity in the event of a fault failed to operate. The network’s primary protection system did not operate due to an incorrect relay setting while the secondary system failed due to a faulty component. The circumstances of the two failures are still to be determined. No link was found between the fault and the recent fire at the Hazelwood Mine.
CLICK HERE to read the final report
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