Eaton Corp., Cleveland, will help launch the Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), New York, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, Mass. To access an arc flash checklist and to find additional information about arc flash safety, please visit the Eaton Web site.

“Through research and testing, the Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project will provide more detailed information on all aspects of electrical arcing phenomena,” says Bob Yanniello, director, Engineering, Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Pittsburgh, and Eaton’s representative on the study’s Technical Advisory Committee. “These findings can help manufacturers and operators of electrical equipment quantify arc flash hazards more accurately and take actions to prevent accidents related to high-energy arcing faults.”