Protecting equipment from unexpected changes in power is key to a safe and reliable system. One of the best ways to ensure a system is properly designed and will manage faults in the most efficient way is to have a short circuit study completed. Kareem Josephs unpacks why short circuit studies are important in this idea episode. He shares how to start the process of obtaining a short circuit study, how often a study should be considered and what you should expect.
Who should be leading the charge of facilitating these studies? Interestingly enough Kareen suggests there are those outside of the electrical world that he's experienced ensuring these studies get accomplished. He speaks to how more industrial facilities are having studies completed by efforts of safety departments and how that can benefit so many areas for a more reliable system moving forward. Most importantly he shows how to make use of the data to address areas of concern in a system to appropriately remediate issues. For those new to short circuit studies we hope this connects the dots on what they are and WHY they are important for all industrial facilities in the future.
Guest: Kareem Josephs, Lead Power Systems Engineer
Host: Chris Grainger
Executive Producer: Adam Sheets