Arc Flash http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6638/more en Electrician Burned at Nursing Facility Construction Site http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-burned-nursing-facility-construction-site <div class="node-body article-body">An electrician was burned at a nursing facility construction site in Greenville, Ohio, yesterday morning. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-burned-nursing-facility-construction-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-burned-nursing-facility-construction-site#comments Arc Flash Around the Circuit Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 50591 at http://ecmweb.com Managing Arc Flash in Your Facility http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/managing-arc-flash-your-facility <div class="field-byline"> By Thomas McCauley, P.E., Consolidated Consulting Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As a plant manager you have a tough job — balancing workforce productivity, determining cost of materials, staying on top of union rules (when applicable), and running the plant at a profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/managing-arc-flash-your-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/managing-arc-flash-your-facility#comments Arc Flash Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:21:00 +0000 43211 at http://ecmweb.com Risk Analysis or Arc Flash Study? http://ecmweb.com/blog/risk-analysis-or-arc-flash-study <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><strong>Q.</strong> Is it true that a risk analysis can be performed in place of an arc flash study?</p> <p><strong>A.</strong> An arc flash study is in fact a &ldquo;risk analysis&rdquo; if liberally interpreted using NFPA 70E definitions and OSHA regulatory language. Unfortunately, the term &ldquo;study&rdquo; has been misinterpreted and misapplied often.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/emergency-power-supply-systems">Emergency Power Supply Systems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/risk-analysis-or-arc-flash-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/risk-analysis-or-arc-flash-study#comments Arc Flash Design Ops & Maintenance Emergency Power Supply Systems Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:42:00 +0000 41281 at http://ecmweb.com HRC Tables Vs. Incident Energy Calculations http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/hrc-tables-vs-incident-energy-calculations <div class="field-byline"> By Michael Woodruff, AF Services, LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why perform an arc flash study, label the equipment, and require employees to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/hrc-tables-vs-incident-energy-calculations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/hrc-tables-vs-incident-energy-calculations#comments Arc Flash Safety Silver Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:01:00 +0000 40221 at http://ecmweb.com Identifying Pitfalls in the Arc Flash Calculation Process http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/identifying-pitfalls-arc-flash-calculation-process <div class="field-byline"> By D. Edwin Scherry, P.E., Scherry Engineering and Consulting, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An electrical arc flash can occur when someone is verifying the presence of voltage, checking the balance of current, operating a switch, inspecting an energized cable or bus connections during routine maintenance, or simply standing in the vicinity of energized equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/identifying-pitfalls-arc-flash-calculation-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/identifying-pitfalls-arc-flash-calculation-process#comments Arc Flash Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:02:00 +0000 36051 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Service Cable Arcing Incident http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/case-service-cable-arcing-incident <div class="field-byline"> By Frederick F. (Rick) Franklin, P.E., PACE, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After two fires break out simultaneously in home, forensic investigation uncovers defect in service drop that produced transient voltages high enough to create arcing in two branch circuits</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/case-service-cable-arcing-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-amp-security/case-service-cable-arcing-incident#comments Accidents & Investigations Arc Flash Fire & Security Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:26:00 +0000 33401 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Secondary School Fault http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/case-secondary-school-fault <div class="field-byline"> By Christopher B. Shiver, P.E., Chris Shiver, P.E. LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical contractor’s failure to verify integrity of cable insulation results in arc flash event, injury, and litigation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/case-secondary-school-fault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/case-secondary-school-fault#comments Accidents & Investigations Arc Flash Test & Measurement Contractor Safety Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:29:00 +0000 28891 at http://ecmweb.com Arc-Flash Relay Saves Fiberglass Insulation Plant Downtime and Expense http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-relay-saves-fiberglass-insulation-plant-downtime-and-expense <div class="node-body article-body">A U.S. manufacturer of refractory materials recently averted catastrophe by a slim margin</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-relay-saves-fiberglass-insulation-plant-downtime-and-expense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-relay-saves-fiberglass-insulation-plant-downtime-and-expense#comments Arc Flash Ops & Maintenance Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:33:00 +0000 29151 at http://ecmweb.com <p> The damage caused by an arc flash increases rapidly with time</p> Arc Flash Hazard Evaluation http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-hazard-evaluation <div class="field-byline"> By Steve Coleman, P.E., and Aleen Mohammed, P.E., Burns &amp; McDonnell Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you’re conducting an arc flash study, you’re probably using one of the many software packages that can perform the analysis for you — at the click of a button. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-hazard-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-hazard-evaluation#comments Arc Flash Contractor Design Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:48:00 +0000 21971 at http://ecmweb.com The Secret to Understanding Arc Flash Calculations http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/secret-understanding-arc-flash-calculations <div class="field-byline"> By Mohamed G. Elgazzar, P.E., Federal Government </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A few years ago, the term “arc flash” crept into our electrical technical vocabulary. Since that time, performing arc flash calculations remains a challenge for many of us. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/secret-understanding-arc-flash-calculations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/secret-understanding-arc-flash-calculations#comments Arc Flash Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:44:00 +0000 19081 at http://ecmweb.com