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IPT's Guide to Arc Flash Software

Power system software tools are now being used on a day-to-day basis to analyze arc flash hazards and to find new ways to reduce hazards effectively before people work on energized equipment. Automation within software has allowed quick analysis of complex systems and design of solutions for arc...

Arc Flash Safety Strategies

Maximizing safety and minimizing downtime BY MAURICE D’MELLO, GE Industrial Solutions A generation ago, an arc flash hazard was an interesting tangent to consider in electrical system design, but not a major topic for discussion. That all changed with the Canadian Standard...

Arc Flash Safety for Data Centers

15 arc flash mitigation strategies for the data center BY DAVID G. LOUCKS, Eaton Corporation Arc flashes—the fiery explosions that can result from short circuits in high-power electrical devices—kill hundreds of workers in the U.S. every year and permanently injure thousands more. They can also...

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Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations Guide Cover

Calculating Incident Energy

Over the last few decades, arc-fl ash hazards have been a significant concern for many electrical workers and employers. Many methods have been developed through the years to assess incident energy.
The most common is that of the IEEE 1584, Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations. These equations have remained the same since the standard was first published in 2002. Based on the results of more than 1,800 tests, the 2018 edition of the guide...

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Arc Flash Safety for Data Centers

15 arc flash mitigation strategies for the data center BY DAVID G. LOUCKS, Eaton Corporation Arc flashes—the fiery explosions that can result from short circuits in high-power electrical devices—kill hundreds of workers in the U.S. every year and permanently injure thousands more. They can also...

Arc Flash Mitigation 101

While the threat of shock and electrocution from inadvertent contact with energized parts has long been recognized, the arc flash and arc blast hazards have only fairly recently been incorporated into the electrical safety standards. The U.S. federal agency the Occupational Safety and Health...

Arc Flash Mitigation in LV Systems

A common misconception within the electrical industry is that low-voltage systems (typically operating at 600V or lower) pose a lesser arc flash risk than their higher voltage counterparts. While the potential incident energy may be lower in some cases, underestimating the hazards present in...

Underestimating Arc Flash Hazards

While most discussions about arc flash involve the calculation methods and associated personal protective equipment (PPE), electricians have a number of ways to protect themselves and their gear, including arc-resistant equipment and remote actuation and racking systems that eliminate—rather than...


Arc Flash Mitigation in LV Systems

A common misconception within the electrical industry is that low-voltage systems (typically operating at 600V or lower) pose a lesser arc flash risk than their higher voltage counterparts. While the potential incident energy may be lower in some cases, underestimating the hazards present in...

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Arc Blast Protection

It may seem like a long time ago, but with respect to the age of the earth, electricity is in its infancy. When such famous names as Franklin, Edison, Tesla, and Volta were mesmerized by that “blue flame”, who could have imagined the unlimited potential (no pun intended). Electricity...

Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations Guide Cover

Calculating Incident Energy

Over the last few decades, arc-fl ash hazards have been a significant concern for many electrical workers and employers. Many methods have been developed through the years to assess incident energy.The most common is that of the IEEE 1584, Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations. These...

Arc Flash Mitigation 101

While the threat of shock and electrocution from inadvertent contact with energized parts has long been recognized, the arc flash and arc blast hazards have only fairly recently been incorporated into the electrical safety standards. The U.S. federal agency the Occupational Safety and Health...

IPT's Guide to Arc Flash Software

Power system software tools are now being used on a day-to-day basis to analyze arc flash hazards and to find new ways to reduce hazards effectively before people work on energized equipment. Automation within software has allowed quick analysis of complex systems and design of solutions for arc...

Underestimating Arc Flash Hazards

While most discussions about arc flash involve the calculation methods and associated personal protective equipment (PPE), electricians have a number of ways to protect themselves and their gear, including arc-resistant equipment and remote actuation and racking systems that eliminate—rather than...

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