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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Thursday, March 15, 2012

OSHA Targeting Arc Flash Prevention In Wind Turbines

An article in Wind Power Design & Engineering reports that:

"OSHA has stepped-up inspections as a result of several arc-flash events associated with wind turbines. The organization reports the investigation of 32 arc-flash accidents that occurred in 2009 at wind farms. According to the agency, total industrial arc-flash incidents cause about 80% of electrically related accidents and fatalities among qualified electrical workers. In 2010, OSHA investigated one such event that resulted in severe burns to a wind-farm technician and proposed fines of $378,000 for the employer, a service and maintenance company to the wind-energy industry."

The article then goes on to discuss arc flash mitigation, the causes of arc flash and arc flash protection strategies.  You can read the article at:  http://www.windpowerengineering.com/maintenance/safety/reducing-arcing-faults-and-their-costs-with-arc-flash-relays/

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