EECO Asks Why Podcast

063. Power Series - Arc Flash Study

January 07, 2021 Electrical Equipment Company Season 3
EECO Asks Why Podcast
063. Power Series - Arc Flash Study
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EECO Asks Why Podcast
063. Power Series - Arc Flash Study
Jan 07, 2021 Season 3
Electrical Equipment Company

In this episode Dan Leeman breaks down what an arc flash study (AFS) is and how to use that information to make better decisions in the future to enhance safety and reliability.  The AFS takes a holistic look at the entire electrical power system, all the way down to the individual piece of equipment that is being reviewed. An AFS gives valuable information about voltage class and characteristics, incident energy – the arc energy at a distance from electrical equipment, limited approach distances and PPE required to service the equipment.

Dan walks thru what you should expect from an AFS and how you can take that information to prioritize modernization efforts in the future.  He also reviews how often these studies should be performed and how to best showcase the results on your equipment to ensure all personnel are aware of the potential that exists with every piece of equipment.  At the core of the WHY for an AFS is ensuring you're doing all you can to keep people safe and provide a roadmap to mitigate areas of concern within an electrical system. 

Guest: Dan Leeman - District Services Manager at Eaton
Host: Chris Grainger
Executive Producer: Adam Sheets

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Show Notes

In this episode Dan Leeman breaks down what an arc flash study (AFS) is and how to use that information to make better decisions in the future to enhance safety and reliability.  The AFS takes a holistic look at the entire electrical power system, all the way down to the individual piece of equipment that is being reviewed. An AFS gives valuable information about voltage class and characteristics, incident energy – the arc energy at a distance from electrical equipment, limited approach distances and PPE required to service the equipment.

Dan walks thru what you should expect from an AFS and how you can take that information to prioritize modernization efforts in the future.  He also reviews how often these studies should be performed and how to best showcase the results on your equipment to ensure all personnel are aware of the potential that exists with every piece of equipment.  At the core of the WHY for an AFS is ensuring you're doing all you can to keep people safe and provide a roadmap to mitigate areas of concern within an electrical system. 

Guest: Dan Leeman - District Services Manager at Eaton
Host: Chris Grainger
Executive Producer: Adam Sheets

Resources: