Arc flash studies and hazard assessments

Arc Flash Studies

The Leader in Arc Flash Studies and Hazard Assessment

e-Hazard has qualified NFPA 70E, IEEE-registered experts across North America that can perform a detailed inspection of your plant or facility, regardless of size or location. We offer a wide variety of arc flash and electrical hazard studies, including:

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  • Arc flash analysis
  • Electrical power studies
  • Protective device environments
  • Motor start analysis
  • Short circuit analysis
  • Power flow studies

Why an Arc Flash Assessment is Necessary for Your Facility

Learn about the OSHA requirements for protecting your workers through an arc flash study and assessment at your facility. View Article

What is an Arc Flash Study?

An arc flash study (sometimes called an arc flash analysis or a hazard analysis) is an on-site study of your facility, conducted by a trained expert qualified to evaluate your electrical system and note areas that could present a risk to your personnel or equipment. The study will produce a report containing suggestions and instructions to keep your workers safe and to improve and maintain your electrical system. The report will recommend appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for your workers, and suggest adjustments you can make to reduce your workers' exposure to arc flash hazards.

OSHA 1910.132(d) requires the employer to "assess the workplace for hazards." Arc flash is one of the electrical hazards recognized by OSHA and NFPA 70E - 2012. NFPA 70E - 2012 article 130.5 requires an arc flash hazard analysis calculation be performed with the only exception being use of 70E tables, if you meet the table parameters. It usually requires an engineering evaluation to determine if you can use the tables.

Sample Arc Flash Studies

NFPA 70E, CSA Z462 Arc Flash Table Based Assessment or NESC Assessment

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Arc Flash Equipment Labeling
  • Equipment Specific Lockout/Tagout Program Writing

Sample: NFPA 70E, CSA Z462 Arc Flash Assessment using the Table Method (PDF, 67 KB)

Arc Flash Calculation Engineering Analysis

e-Hazard provides comprehensive engineering studies that include full, on-site evaluation, modeling, one-line drawing, fault current and coordination studies. We use multiple methods and all our engineers are members of IEEE 1584 which sets the standards for arc flash studies. We use SKM Power Tools, ArcPro and other software packages to give you the best, most usable results.

Sample: Arc Flash Study Steps (The Basic Steps to an IEEE 1584 compliant arc flash study) (PDF, 22 KB)

Sample: SKM Power Tools, Arc Flash Study - Screen Shot (GIF, 41 KB)

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