The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA ABP 8-2016 Avoid Arc-Flash Occurrences by Following Industry Standards. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the nature of the hazard and the industry codes and standards that address arc flash. It also introduces the requirements with which facilities must comply.

Originally developed by the NEMA Molded Case Circuit Breakers Committee, revisions were made to bring the document up to date with the latest testing references and requirements, and to align with current terminology and industry practices.

NEMA ABP 8-2016 may be downloaded at no cost on the NEMA website.