The National FIre Protection Agency defines an Arc Flash as "a dangerous condition associated
with the release of energy caused by an electric arc".
Excessive Heat - Temperatures that reach 35,000F
Pressure Waves - Due to the expansion of metallic materials
Intense Light - Flash, which is likely to result in eye damage
Shrapnel and Molten Metal - Due to explosive effects
What are the dangers?
OSHA requires that ALL employers assess their workplace to determine if hazards are present
and requires that each employee select and use the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
to protect them from the hazards identified. OSHA has issued fines of up to $500,000 for serious
and willful violations of these requirements.
Our qualified personnel will
collect Arc-Fault Analysis
data and provide all data,
recommendations into a
tabular binder. We will
review findings, produce Arc
Flash Warning Labels and
schedule on-site Workplace
B.E.S.T. Arc Services
• Updated One-Line Diagrams
• Short Circuit Study
• Time Current Coordination
• Arc Flash and Electrical
Workplace Safety Training
• Purchase of Personal
• Recommendations to lower
energy levels where
There are many things that can cause an Arc Flash such as miss-handling tools and equipment
which may cause a short circuit. Short circuits are caused by dust in electrical equipment. Even
wildlife have been found to be the underlying cause of some Arc Flash incidents.
3600 Chamberlain Lane, Ste 232
Louisville, Kentucky 40241
Tel: (502) 254-6089 l Fax: (502) 254-7257
2977 Highway K, #150
O'Fallon, Missouri 63368
Tel: (636) 352-5015
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