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Arc Flash/Arc Blast PPE

The incident energy determined at each assessable location will fall within a defined arc flash/arc blast PPE category, as defined in the table below. Incident Energy PPE Category Cal/cm2 >1.2 to 4 1 >4 to…

Arc Flash/Arc Blast & Their Causes

An arc flash/arc blast is a dangerous electrical plasma explosion created by a short circuit through air that causes electric current to flash over from one exposed conductor to another or to ground. An arc…

Consequences of Arc Flash/Arc Blast

Arc faults are potentially fatal to any personnel in the vicinity. The intense heat of the arc flash/arc blast can severely burn human skin and ignite the clothing of anyone within several feet of the…

Arc Flash/Arc Blast Hazard Labels

Arc flash/arc blast hazard labels inform personnel of the arc flash/arc blast hazard and the required PPE at each switchboard or arc flash/arc blast hazard location. The labels should present the following information: electrical hazard…

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Circuit breakers

The following basic types are available, typically rated at 350 or 500 MVA at 11 or 22 kV respectively: bulk oil minimum oil air break vacuum SF6 Circuit breakers are designed to deliberately create an…

Power System Switches

The main four different switches used in a power system are: Circuit breakers are designed for controlled closing and controlled or automatic opening of load and fault current. Their duties are to close onto a…

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Arc Flash/Arc Blast Risk Assessment

The likelihood of an arc flash/arc blast event is dependent upon the type of activity being undertaken at the time. It is generally accepted that the greatest likelihood occurs when there is direct interaction by…