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Mine Electrical Systems Division
William J. Helfrich, P.E.,Chief,

Address: 626 Cochrans Mill Road
Pittsburgh, PA. 15236
Telephone: (412) 386-6959
FAX: (412) 386-6964

The Mine Electrical Systems Division provides electrical engineering services related to the safe use of electricity during the extraction and processing of mineral resources.  The areas include high and low voltage power distribution, mining equipment controls, elevators, hoists, wire rope evaluations and testing, power electronics and computer control. The Division disseminates technical procedures for the safe use, installation, maintenance and testing of these electrical systems and equipment.  The Division develops specialized test equipment, devices, and instruments needed to make these evaluations.

BRANCHES: Power and Control Systems Branch
Dean F. Skorski, Chief
(412) 386-6949

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Information, Links, and Publications

  • Electrical Safety Information
  • Hoist and Elevator Safety