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Guidelines ESUSpecific guidelines for individual laboratories

ESU (Electro Slag Remelting Laboratory)

PSE to use for work in ESU:

  • Closed footwear, safety shoes level S2
  • Safety goggles or face shield
  • Helmet with visor
  • Heat protection gloves
  • Ear protection
  • Heat protection coat
  • Heat protection gaiters
  • Dust protection mask

Due to the open test/experiment construction with high-current operation, this laboratory has the highest safety risk, requiring special precautions in handling the equipment.

Students may only enter and work in the ESU lab in the presence of qualified full-time staff or research assistants.

When performing remelting experiments there must always be at least 2 people in the room.

Manipulation of electrical equipment is permitted only when the power supply is completely turned off. When operating, all physical contact with equipment is to be avoided.

The operation of the facility is permitted only under the guidance of an expert full-time member of staff (especially Prof. Dr. Peter Zeller) and only after verifying the system configuration.

Stand-alone changes to the test setup are to be avoided for safety reasons (for man and machine).

Manipulation of remelted blocks may only be done provided all persons wear full protective clothing (helmet with face shield, coat, leggings, fixed (closed) shoes, gloves = PSE).

Attention! Metal parts which no longer glow, can yet still be very hot (600°C) and should therefore not be touched without checking the temperature first.

The use of gas cylinders has to be carried out with the utmost care. Gas cylinders must be properly secured.