What is an Arc Flash Study?

Author: Cricket Hater

An arc flash study is the evaluation of a workplace facility by an electrical safety expert to determine hazards and risks in relation to electrical systems. The on-site study results in arc flash equipment labeling, fault current and coordination analysis, recommendations for improvements and requirements for proper personal protective equipment (PPE). A review and analysis of the facilities written electrical safety program can also be included.

Arc Flash Studies

e-Hazard provides comprehensive arc flash engineering studies by sending one of our experts to your facility for a full, on-site evaluation, arc flash modeling, equipment evaluation relative to the fault current and clearing coordination of your system with detailed one-line electrical model drawings. We offer turn-key services or will support your site team, local electrical contractor or engineering firm with any services they need. Our expertise is widely recognized in the industry and our engineers are members of IEEE, NFPA and IEC which set the standards for arc flash studies. We use multiple methods including SKM Power Tools, EasyPower, EDSA, ArcPro, or IEEE 1584 depending upon the customer’s needs.

Arc Flash Studies Are Affordable

The arc flash studies at e-Hazard don’t have to blow your budget – our experts can provide arc flash studies using the latest software (SKM, EasyPower, EDSA, or ArcPro). Customized solutions by e-Hazard allow you to control the cost of the services you need without paying for those you don’t need. We specialize in achieving compliance without excessive data and reports. These assessments are based on NFPA 70E, IEEE 1584, NESC or the OSHA 1910.269 requirements depending upon the application. Studies can be customized to include any and all of the following:
  • Fault current and coordination analysis
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level recommendations
  • Arc Flash Equipment Labeling
  • Arc Flash Incident Energy Mitigation Strategies
  • Written Electrical Safety Programs

Arc Flash Calculation Engineering Analysis Methods

The e-Hazard team uses IEEE 1584.1 or modified options to assess your system for simple PPE compliance or to provide full mitigation strategies to reduce your arc flash hazard and risk on the site. We do not sell PPE or equipment services so our assessment is based on what is best for your situation and budget. e-Hazard is one of the few unbiased arc flash study providers. Our primary focus is on making sure your electrical employees are protected from potential arc flash incidents and that they understand how to safely work around the potential hazards of the power system.

e-Hazard offers a choice of arc flash studies to provide the most safety assurance possible to companies in need of electrical safety evaluation. Our studies offer a range of options to meet your NFPA 70E, CSA Z462 and OSHA 1910.269 arc flash hazard assessment needs. Our trained experts use the latest available resources to provide the most information for every potentially hazardous electrical area of your workplace.

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