This is the official page of International Radio Listeners' Friendship & Fraternity Club (IRLFFC) written and maintained by MITUL KANSAL.

The club will give the chance to become friends with listeners and Dxers in other countries. The club will serve as a platform to take part in discussions, dialogue, and exchange opinions with people in various parts of the world. For a while it was like a dream but now it is a reality. By joining together we can do a lot for our planet. For example, help to ensure peace on Earth and save the environment. The main task of our club is to get acquainted with listeners in other countries. I think in a country where you have friends there is no room for enemy. And lastly very important, the members will established and promote friendship, fraternity and mutual understanding among them and it will be a first step to maintain peace on our Earth i.e. our common home.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Safety Tips - Battery Maintainance

This is an actual incidence that occurred while doing maintenance.

There were 24 lead - acid batteries located on wooden stand at the chest heightin 10 W VLPT,……,Maharashtra which are charged with Solar panels. In 2006 while doing battery maintenance during afternoon period ,vent plugs were removed from batteries for taking specific gravity ,one accident happened, due to continuous charging process. Air bubbles went directly into eye of Sh……,Tech. He cleaned his eyes immediately with tap water ,but he was unable to see clearly upto 3 weeks, because of white layer which occurred in front of eye cornea. He was able to see after taking one month medical treatment.

Same accident got repeated after 2 years with Sh……,SEA.This time … used the distilled bottle water which was available on the spot to wash his eyes, instead of going to tap. But unfortunately water bottle received from shop was with acid. As he attempted to clean his eyes with this solution he lost his vision. After taking medical treatment at Sangli, Pune and Hyderabad upto 3-4 years now he got 30-40 % vision back
To avoid such type of accidents one should essentially use white goggles while carrying out battery maintenance. Also one switch can be added in charging circuit and one can follow practice to cut off charging of batteries at least 15 minutes before battery maintenance.

The purpose of this post is to emphasize the need of safety in workplace. Please ensure such precautions at your station and share such advises / incidents for the benefit of fellow colleagues.
Contributed by : S.N.Patange,SEA, written by Sh.MR Jain,EA, as reported by Sh. Chaugale Tech. HPT AIR Pune hptairpune@gmail.com

- via Akasvani Doordarshan Parivar blog

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