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Arc Flash Studies - Arc Flash Analysis
Arc flash studies are performed to assess an electrical system for arc flash hazards. Our engineers follow NFPA-70E and IEEE guidelines to ensure that the highest industry standards are met.
An arc flash occurs as the result of a three-phase fault which produces a blinding electrical arc and temperatures exceeding 35,000 0F. The extreme heat of an arc flash can vaporize metals and seriously harm nearby personnel and equipment. Analysis of arc flash hazards can drastically reduce risks of an incident and prevent unnecessary harm and/or downtime.
The fundamentals of Arc-flash analysis are the IEEE-1584-2002  and NFPA 70E-2009  standards. The calculation procedures require the results of the short circuit and coordination studies.
The results of these studies must be applied carefully to the arc-flash analysis so that realistic evaluations are made. The result of the arc flash study will categorize the hazard at specific equipment based on the incident energy, as well as pinpoint the Arc Flash Protection Boundary (this is the closest approach allowed before PPE must be worn).
Arc Flash Analysis - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Our engineers will evaluate equipment for overloading and determine the appropriate corrective steps. Following the study, a report will be generated that contains recommendations that range from suggesting appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to altering design and maintenance.