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Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Theory for Utilities

Arc Flash Calculations for Utilities Training Class

Class Overview

Determining safe distances, correct equipment tag information and the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for an arc hazard area is often complex and confusing. Our experienced instructors provide an in-depth understanding of several different methodologies and help the utility professional know which is appropriate in a given circumstance.

This class is co-taught by Steve Cress of Kinectrics and Hugh Hoagland of e-Hazard.

What You'll Learn

Attendees of this arc flash safety class will learn the following:

  • Introduction to calculating incident energy levels
  • Field data collection
  • Short circuit analysis
  • Timing, interaction and response
  • Arc flash hazard analysis
  • NFPA 70E, Annex D8 and IEEE calculations

Who Should Attend?

The following professionals should attend our Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Theory for Utilities class:

  • Consulting, utility and industrial engineers responsible for arc hazard analysis in the selection of protective equipment and clothing
  • Safety officers and program managers
  • Procurement staff needing an in-depth understanding of arc hazard assessment and analysis

Additional Information


Here's an overview of this safety training class:

  • Arc Hazard Defined and Standard Terminology
    • Arc Hazard - pressure, thermal radiation, sound levels and arc blast
    • Terms you need to know
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Types, Tests and Categories
    • Types: Flame Resistant (FR) and Ignitable
    • NFPA Categories 0 to 4 and NESC options
  • Arc Hazard Standards - (rules)
    • NFPA 70E
    • CSA Z462
    • NESC C2-2007
    • IEEE 1584
  • Models and Equations
    • Lee-Theoretical, PCIC, Empirical
    • ArcProTM
  • T&D Arc Hazard Assessment
    • Data Gathering
    • Distribution - PH lines/U6 Plant
    • Station - Bus, Equipment
    • Transmission - Lines, Stations
  • Arc Hazard Analysis Applications
    • LV at Generation Plant/Industrial
    • MV at Transmission and Distribution
  • Case Study - Steps and Examples
    • LV Example - System Analysis Software
    • MV Example - 1584, ArcPro
  • Arc Hazard Mitigation
    • Reducing arc hazards
    • Mitigation methods and equipment
    • PPE - ASTM tests

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