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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Shell Protects Against Arc Flash Hazard

Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine has an article describing how Shell Canada reduced the arc flash hazard level at a gas processing plant.

Shell conducted a short circuit, coordination and arc flash study at its Burnt Timber gas processing plant. The study showed there were some arc flash problems that needed to addressed. The article states:

"Shell’s solution was a comprehensive program to install an arc flash reduction maintenance system and retrofit conversion packages to existing equipment. The unit lowers arc flash incident energy levels by temporarily lowering trip settings during the maintenance cycle."

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