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The purpose of this guide is to provide information and resources that help explain the causes and dangers of arc flash in the industrial environment.
Arc Flash Articles
Controlling and containing arc flash with maintenance, technology
An interview with Brent Henry, director of marketing at Eaton Corp. PLC, is presented. He mentions that arc flash events do not happen spontaneously in electrical equipment and result from factors which can be controlled. He says that electrical equipment manufacturers have looked to lessen incident energy to deal arc flash safety. He states that Eaton's Arc Quenching Switchgear reduces the tradeoffs between offering enhanced safety and protecting equipment.
Solutions To Mitigate Arc Flash Hazards
The article discusses the release of arc flash mitigation controls from Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and emphasizes the effectivity of arch flash sytem if incorporated with safety by design where mitigating techniques, including engineering controls, are used to reduce the risk to the worker. These include reducing the available arc flash energy level or reducing the exposure of the worker, so that he or she is not subject to harm.
Why Every Facility Needs Arc Flash Labels: Inside the arc flash analysis process and the steps involved before the stickers go on
The article explores the need and requirement of arc flash labels in electrical industry in the U.S. It mentions need of performing an incident energy analysis for identifying what type of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to protect employees from arc flash hazards. It also mentions that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E requires that the arc flash analysis need to be reviewed at a frequency not to exceed five years.
How to Find More Information on Arc Flash in GALILEO
Type "Arc "Flash" (including the " ") into the search box above. Once you have a list of results, narrow them down to Trade Publications under Limit by Type. This will weed out all the scholarly research articles and give you a list of articles that are written for people working in the field.