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Stored Rotational Energy

Stored Rotational Energy

Dissipate Rotation

Even after complete Lockout, a rotating or spinning device has Stored Energy that needs to be addressed. Examples include the following:

  • Fan blades that continue to rotate after the motor is deenergized
  • Tooling that remains spinning after the driving unit is deenergized

To ensure safe conditions for Maintenance, this rotational energy must be allowed to come to a complete stop before Servicing. In some applications a brake may be used to control rotation.

Proper Lockout/Tagout can virtually eliminate the risk involved with Hazardous Energy.

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