What’s an Arc Flash?

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An arc flash is an unintended rapid release of energy that travels through the air between conductors or from a conductor to ground. This phenomenon is often explosive—causing fires and serious harm to humans and equipment.

Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes standard NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. This standard requires that employers implement and document an overall electrical safety program. 

An arc flash hazard analysis (or arc flash study) is an in-depth look at the electrical systems in your facility that may present harm to your personnel or equipment. The analysis is performed by an expert qualified to evaluate your current electrical systems, identify areas of risk, and suggest possible solutions to ensure a safe work environment.


Unique Expertise

E&C Engineers will visit your work site to obtain all information regarding the current electrical systems. We’ll then create a model for your electrical system using SKM Systems Analysis software, which will allow us to generate a report that includes the following:

  • Warning labels indicating the level of personal protective equipment (PPE) required.
  • Short Circuit Analysis report showing the fault current level at each location.

Armed with this information our qualified experts will make recommendations to your team that ensures safe and reliable operation and full compliance with all electrical codes and governing authorities.

E&C can help your business coordinate your electrical protections to make sure your electrical systems are reliable, avoiding unnecessary downtime.

 


What are you waiting for?

Ensure your business is safe and compliant by requesting an arc flash analysis today.