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Corroded Electrical Enclosures
- If these symptoms spotted, identify and reduce the source of corrosion. Consult your power plant operator and consider switching to stainless steel electrical enclosure.
- Rust spots – Visible rust stains or oxidation around metal junction boxes, conduit, and panel covers signifies corrosion.
- Swelling or cracks – Water can make enclosures swell or crack over time leading to serious structural issues.
- Corroded wiring – Moisture causes copper wiring to oxidize, reducing conductivity and overheating connections.
- Shocks – Corroded surfaces conduct electricity easier leading to potential shocks from exposed metal.
- Fire hazard – Severe corrosion can degrade connections leading to short circuits, arcing faults or even open flames inside panels.