High Voltage Power Line Inspection – Extreme Jobs

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In electrical engineering, live-line working is the maintenance of electrical equipment, often operating at high voltage, while the equipment is energised.

A lineman wearing a Faraday suit can work on live, high-power lines by being transported to the lines in a helicopter. Wearing the suit, they can crawl down the wires.

There are parts of the job you’d expect—namely perching on the cable like a bird, trying to not fall off—but the part of the job you wouldn’t expect is the suit.

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This suit is made of 75% Nomex, to prevent it from catching fire, and 25% stainless steel thread, turning the suit into a wearable Faraday cage.

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