A look at 70E rules opens new Arc Flash U.
The second year of Arc Flash University, Plant Engineering’s successful series on the cause and prevention of arc flash injuries on the job, opened its second year on Feb. 26 with a look at the rule changes surrounding NFPA 70E regulations.
The second year of Arc Flash University, Plant Engineering ’s successful series on the cause and prevention of arc flash injuries on the job, opened its second year on Feb. 26 with a look at the rule changes surrounding NFPA 70E regulations.
Greg Foust of GE Energy led attendees through a look at the requirements in 70E, including the increased use of PPE when working on electrical systems. The presentation included both a detailed look at the rules and how plants will have to adapt training and procedures to meet the new regulations.
Archives of the first 2009 Arc Flash University Webcast, as well as archives of last year’s series, are available for review in the Webcast section at www.PlantEngineering.com . that’s also where plant personnel can register for the next Webcast in the series on May 28.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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