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  • This guide will provide an explanation on all the major changes that have been implemented in new NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) 70E 2018 edition. 

    If you are familiar with the concept of Arc flash studies, then you must also know the significance of Arc flash labels in your facility and the ramifications of an arc flash.

    So, what exactly is the information that is no longer required in Arc flash labels?? Read the article to learn more about it!


  • We have already discussed the importance of an arc flash study for low voltage equipment. You can read more about that blog by clicking here.

    Though one might wonder, how big of an arc flash hazard is present in the case of medium voltage switchgear?

    The answer: A LOT!

    Before delving into the details of how to prevent arc flash for MV switchgear, we will first take a look at the characteristics of an arc flash in MV switchgear.


  • Look around you.

    You will find that nearly everything we use today is powered by electricity.

    As electricity has become ubiquitous in every factory and office, awareness of the necessary safety standards becomes indispensable for every worker and employee.


  • In this blog, we will talk about the most important changes in the newly approved IEEE 1584-2018 standard (A guide for performing Arc flash hazard calculations). We have also covered the differences of previous IEEE 1584 Standards.

    The newly revised edition of IEEE 1584-2018 standard is approved on 27th September 2018 after conducting of 2000+ tests.

    It provides mathematical incident energy model for electrical designers, professionals, managers and facility operators and working personnels in determining the arc-flash hazard boundary and the incident energy to which workers could be exposed during their work on or near electrical equipment in any facility.


  • Do Arc flash studies really matter? Or the fact about how Power Systems Engineers can reduce the risk of Arc flash hazards in commercial facilities and industries?  

    This guide will provide a detailed overview on the importance of Arc flash hazard analysis.

    We will also take a look at some of the most recent Arc Flash incidents their causes and how we can reduce the risk of Arc Flashover?


  • Are you having confusions regarding Arc Flash Study? Don’t know how and when to carry it out? Or you just need a brief answer to all your queries?

    We have seen many people who are confused regarding arc flash study and they have many questions to ask but not able to find it collectively. Considering that, we have compiled this blog and present all the important questions in it.

    Go ahead and read this blog to know about this important power systems study.


  • An unfortunate truth about Arc Flash incidents is that they can occur regardless of training. Without proper protective measures, workers are left exposed to dangerous conditions and have to suffer the consequences. Every year, more than 2,000 people are admitted to burn centers with severe arc-flash burns.

    While arc-flash cannot be completely eliminated, there are steps we can take to prevent it. The single most important measure is placing the equipment in a “Safe Working Conditions” If it is more dangerous to turn the equipment off, workers should wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


  • Extension cords enable us to deliver power where needed. However, an extension cord is just a temporary solution, and should not be used as a long-term extension of your household’s electrical system.

    Extension cords are designed to carry a certain level of current over a fixed distance which is the length of the cord. Once you have two identical extension leads connected in series, one after the other, the extension cord’s resistance effectively increases. This results in greater heating of the cord and possible damage to the insulation, which can be the source of fires and electrical shock.


  • SAFETY FIRST!A human life is far more important than the machines and equipment present at a workplace. Then comes the equipment safety.

    A human life can be put into risk due to many errors, be it human or apparatus. We have already discussed how deadly an arc flash incident is?

    In this blog, we will go over the practices and techniques that can help us prevent an arc flashover and reduce the damages caused by it.


  • The practice of removing energized switchboard and panelboard covers when performing annual/quarterly/monthly maintenance has become a common place. De-energization cannot be stressed enough before all types of maintenance work on electrical equipment can be initiated. This is rarely due to the fact that the personnel are inexperienced or non-qualified for the job, but instead it’s usually because of following the traditional method without question.


  • Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.

    It is important to be aware of the dangers and potential causes of electrical fires in order to learn how to avoid them. In this blog, we will look at some of the most common causes of electrical fires and how to prevent them.


  • Are you concerned about the arc flash safety of your facility?

    Do you want to know how to carry out a competent arc flash study?

    This is your guide to a detailed arc flash analysis! Have a look at the infographic to have a quick review of the seven steps. Read the blog to find out the systematic way in which a proper arc flash study is performed.

    It is important to have a clear understanding about the process of arc flash analysis before beginning the actual work. The following steps are employed to perform an arc flash analysis of a facility. After understanding these seven steps, you can have a clear concept on the process of a detailed arc flash study.

  • Arc Flash Accidents

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    A report published in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News estimated that, on average, there are 30,000 arc flash incidents every year. The report went on to estimate that those incidents resulted in an average annual totals of 7,000 burn injuries, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 400 fatalities per year.