Water Damage Electrical Distribution and Control Equipment

Flooding and other disasters prompt many questions about water damaged electrical equipment. Can the equipment be dried out? Is the circuit breaker still okay to use? Can the switchboard be re-energized?

Considering these and other questions, it’s most important to remember that, in many cases, the water that has been in contact with the equipment has been contaminated with sewage, chemicals, or other substances that can negatively affect the electrical equipment’s integrity.

The answers are not always simple, but this data bulletin is intended to provide some guidelines to help answer these and other questions related to water damaged electrical equipment. Click here to download the full bulletin. (PDF)