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Should I Be Concerned

Arc Flash Concerns

Why Should Have Arc Flash Concerns? As stated in the answers for Questions #1 & #2, a tremendous amount of heat is generated when these arcing faults occur. This can be extremely hazardous to personnel working on or near the location where the fault occurs. The number one reason to have Arc Flash concerns is […]

Causes of Arc Flash

Arc Flash Hazards

What Causes Arc Flash Hazards? In short, electrical short circuits cause the arc flash hazards. Electrical faults on electrical systems can be in the form of phase-to-ground, double phase-to-ground, and three phase. The amount of energy in an arc can be enormous in some cases. Electrical arcs create plasma, hot vapors, and gases that can […]

Electrical Short Circuits

Short Circuits Inspection

Electrical Short Circuits and Faults Electrical Short Circuits are extremely dangerous and are potentially fatal to personnel. Arc flash occurs when phase conductors are shorted and ionization of the air occurs. When this happens, the arc faults produce large amounts of heat that can severely burn human skin and even set clothing on fire. Also, […]

Arc Flash Analysis

Arc Flash Analysis | Safety

NFPA 70E instructs employers To conduct an arc flash analysis to determine the amount of thermal energy that could be generated in an arc flash incident. The information is then used to define a flash protection boundary around the potential source, and to determine the level of flame-resistant apparel and other personal protection equipment required […]

Arc Flash Deaths

Common Arc Flash Deaths

Unfortunately Arc Flash Deaths are Very Possible Arc Flash Deaths and injuries are very common. Even if the employee survives, he or she may face years medical treatment, and may never return to work or enjoy the same standard of life again. Costs to your company can also be significant, with medical treatment running into […]

Arc Flash Causes

Arc Flash Causes

Arc flash causes happen in a variety of ways: Just coming close to a high-amp source with a conductive object can cause an Arc Flash.   Also just dropping a tool or otherwise creating a spark can ignite an arc flash as well as equipment failure due to use of substandard parts, improper installation, or […]

OSHA Compliance Requirements

OSHA Compliance Requirements

OSHA Compliance involves adherence to a six-point plan To meet OSHA compliance requirements a facility must provide, and be able to demonstrate, a safety program with defined responsibilities. Secondly, calculations for the degree of arc flash hazard must be done. Finally, correct personal protective equipment for workers must be provided. Four, training for workers on […]

Arc Flash Safety

Arc Flash Analysis | Safety

Arc flash analysis is crucial Analysis of arc flash is important for personnel safety in an industrial manufacturing plant, so the choice of a vendor for arc hazard analyses should be undertaken as carefully and with the same due diligence as applied to any vendor. Many well-qualified commercial resources are available to do this work, […]