Normal Operating Condition of Electrical Equipment

Credit to Author: Rod West| Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:20:37 +0000

Did you ever stop to think of the vast number of switches and circuit breakers found in the world?  They are found in virtually every market and application around the… Read more »

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How to Conduct a Successful Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Hazard Analysis

Credit to Author: Eddie Jones| Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:48:15 +0000

Arc flash and arc blast hazards have been around since electrical power has existed, but they have only recently been addressed in national standards. The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard… Read more »

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NFPA 70E 2018: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

Credit to Author: Corey Jasper| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 23:26:03 +0000

Exposure to electricity resulted in 154 workplace fatalities and 1,850 cases with days away from work in 2014, according to the 2017 edition of the National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts”… Read more »

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Arc Flash Protection Benefits

Credit to Author: Juha Rintala| Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:32 +0000

The first post in this series covered a new arc flash related standard, the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E. It has some changes, such as allowing the use of a… Read more »

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The Goal of Arc Flash Protection: Safety Standards

Credit to Author: Juha Rintala| Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:15 +0000

When electric current travels through the air and goes where it isn’t supposed to, the result is an arc flash. It can be a violent event as the current jumps… Read more »

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NFPA 70E Changes: Reducing Risk for the Electrical Worker – Absence of Voltage

Credit to Author: Bill Alderton| Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:36:27 +0000

If you were not aware, the 2018 edition of NFPA70E will soon be released for publication.  There have been many enhancements, including changes to Article 120 involving lockout/tagout and absence… Read more »

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NFPA 70E Changes: Now Everyone can Benefit from the Tables

Credit to Author: Rod West| Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:13:13 +0000

Last month at the annual NFPA meeting in Boston, NFPA 70E passed one of the final milestones on the road to completion and it is expected to be issued later… Read more »

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NFPA 70E and NEC: Aging Equipment in the Era of Arc Flash

Credit to Author: Gabriel Arce| Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:46:46 +0000

The need to operate electrical equipment safely, without impacting facility operation, has been a priority for electrical engineers and maintenance personnel for many decades. Initially, much of the focus was… Read more »

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Arc Flash Mitigation: Removing Workers From Harm’s Way

Credit to Author: Antony Parsons| Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 12:08:58 +0000

Mitigation is defined as to make milder, less severe or less violent. When applied to electrical workplace safety, arc flash mitigation involves taking steps to minimize the level of hazard… Read more »

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