by , on July 2, 2010

These are usually only available to those who attend the conferences. This is a good overview of the standards relating to arc resistant equipment (NOT PPE).  Arc Resistant equipment are usually motor control centers or switchgear which do not allow more than 1.2 cal/cm2 of energy to escape when an arc occurs internally in the equipment up to some fault current the equipment is rated for. 

Click here to read the paper on arc-flash, arc-resistant equipment standards.  One of our own trainers, Daleep Mohla was a co-author.

Eaton paper ELECTRICAL SAFETY, ARC FLASH HAZARDS, AND “THE STANDARDS” A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW (Switchgear focused)


Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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