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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.

  • When the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) replaced the term “Flame Resistance (FR)” with “Arc-Rated (AR)” in its 2012 edition of the NFPA 70E, it stirred confusion among many.

    What was the difference between FR and AR?

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.