Arc Flash http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6638/more en Electrician Sues GE After Suffering Severe Burns from Drive http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-sues-ge-after-suffering-severe-burns-drive <div class="node-body article-body">An electrician is suing General Electric and ICR Engineering after he suffered serious burns from a defect in a GE product. </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-sues-ge-after-suffering-severe-burns-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-sues-ge-after-suffering-severe-burns-drive#comments Arc Flash Around the Circuit Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:10:00 +0000 56001 at http://ecmweb.com Protecting Yourself from Arc Flash Hazards http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards <div class="node-body article-body">Arc flash is the leading cause of serious injuries and deaths on the job in the electrical industry. In fact, as many as eight out of 10 electrical injuries are caused by burns that result from exposure to energy released from an arcing fault.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards#comments Arc Flash Ops & Maintenance Silver Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:15:00 +0000 54511 at http://ecmweb.com 9 Things Every Electrical Professional Needs to Know About Arc Flash http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/9-things-every-electrical-professional-needs-know-about-arc-flash <div class="node-body gallery-body">Follow these industry best practices to protect yourself and your coworkers from arc flash hazards</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/9-things-every-electrical-professional-needs-know-about-arc-flash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/9-things-every-electrical-professional-needs-know-about-arc-flash#comments Arc Flash Galleries Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:53:00 +0000 54631 at http://ecmweb.com 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