Arc Flash University offers online curriculum to prevent accidents
Arc Flash University won’t have a basketball team or dorm rooms or ivy covered walls. It will, however, have a library and a commons area. It will even have a fraternity of sorts – one dedicated to those who care about keeping employees safe. Sponsored by GE and Hawk IR, Arc Flash University is a series of monthly Webcasts on the topic of arc flash.
Arc Flash University won’t have a basketball team or dorm rooms or ivy covered walls. It will, however, have a library and a commons area. It will even have a fraternity of sorts %%MDASSML%% one dedicated to those who care about keeping employees safe.
Sponsored by GE and Hawk IR, Arc Flash University is a series of monthly Webcasts on the topic of arc flash. Each month a different aspect of arc flash will be examined, with industry experts making presentations and answering questions from attendees on the topic.
“Every time we do a Webcast on arc flash, our viewers tell us they want more information,” said Plant Engineering editor Bob Vavra. “Because this is a critical topic to our readers, and to the industry, we wanted to bring together the leading experts on the topic for an in-depth look at the root causes of arc flash and how to prevent an incident.”
It is estimated that as many as 10 arc flash accidents occur each day in the U.S. The loss of life and the severe injuries that can occur as the result of an arc flash incident are well-documented, yet there is still a need for additional training and knowledge on the topic.
Eight areas will be covered in the Arc Flash University curriculum:
March 6 Arc Flash Analysis
April 3 Arc Flash Training
May 8 Arc Flash Prevention
June 5 Selective Coordination
July 10 PPE and Arc Flash
September 4 Liability & Insurance
October 2 Arc Flash R&D
November 6 The “CSI” of Arc Flash
Those interested in attending will be able to register for each session individually at www.PlantEngineering.com. The registration page will remember returning attendees. That’s important, because those who attend six of the eight sessions will be eligible to win Arc Flash University shirts and baseball caps. Attendees will also receive continuing education credits for attending.
Classes begin February 28, so go online at www.PlantEngineering.com and sign up today.
- Events & Awards
- Magazine Archives
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Salary Survey
- Digital Reports
Annual Salary Survey
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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey