Arc flash mitigation
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Electrical engineers must understand the codes, standards and design requirements when engineering power systems for arc flash mitigation. Many factors go into mitigating the danger that electrical workers face; engineers must thoughtfully design systems to reduce and mitigate these incidents in the field.
Owners, facility managers, engineers and contractors can all contribute to providing a safer place for personnel to work. The process all starts with safe equipment and engineering design, followed by proper installation of equipment and proper training and maintenance procedures.
- Understand NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, NFPA 70E and other codes or standards related to arc flash mitigation design.
- Know that mitigating arc flash through design is paramount to electrical safety.
- Study design strategies that reduce the need to perform energized work.
- Learn design tactics that will reduce arc flash incidents and/or reduce arc flash incident energy.