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?
Contact B.E.S.T. today to schedule your risk free facility assessment.
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, results, and recommendations into a tabular binder. We will review findings, produce Arc Flash Warning Labels and schedule on-site Workplace Safety Training.
B.E.S.T. Arc Services Include:
• Updated One-Line Diagrams
• Short Circuit Study
• Time Current Coordination Study
• Arc Flash and Electrical Workplace Safety Training
• Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment
• Installation of Customized Arc Flash Labels
• Recommendations to lower energy levels where necessary
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.
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