The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace, 2015 Edition is recognized by OSHA as the Minimum Standard for electrical safety. This standard has a number of new requirements for employers to comply with including arc flash and arc blast hazard training, hazard analysis, safety policy reviews, equipment labeling, communications, maintenance and many others.
Arc Flash is defined as the result of rapid release of energy due to an arching fault between a phase bus bar and another phase bus bar, neutral or a ground. The arc flash hazard analysis study is conducted by an electrical engineer skilled in performing and interpreting power system studies. Study data for Arc Flash Hazard Analysis can come from many sources, such as present and future utility feeds, or motors and generators.
Apparatus Testing and Engineering has years of experience in performing all aspects of the standards and can assist your company with meeting these requirements. This experience along with ATE's engineering capabilities helps us to provide the following arc flash solutions: