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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Monday, April 09, 2012

A Tidal Wave Of Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies

The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Magazine has an arc flash article that provides an overview of arc flash safety, with a focus on arc flash studies.  The opening paragraphs state:

What started as a slow drip a decade ago has turned into something more like a tidal wave.  I am referring to arc-flash hazard calculation studies. Although the “drip” might have started in the United States, the “tidal wave” has now washed across the entire globe and arc-flash studies are becoming more common in other countries as well."

It was ten years ago that IEEE 1584, known as “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations,” was first introduced. This landmark document defines equations and methods that have become key components of the AFHCS.

This article covers arc flash safety from conducting a study through selecting the proper PPE and making labels.

Read the entire article here.

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