Free book facilitates arc flash compliance
Practical Solution Guide to Arc Flash Hazards is a new 133-p book filled with practical advice on how to get to compliance with arc flash mandates while maintaining productivity. The book is written by five experienced engineers: Chet Davis, P.E.; Conrad St. Pierre; Cave Castor, P.E.; Robert Luo, Ph.
Practical Solution Guide to Arc Flash Hazards is a new 133-p book filled with practical advice on how to get to compliance with arc flash mandates while maintaining productivity. The book is written by five experienced engineers: Chet Davis, P.E.; Conrad St. Pierre; Cave Castor, P.E.; Robert Luo, Ph.D.; and Satish Shrestha. Mr. St. Pierre is a panelist on Plant Engineering magazine's Preventing electrical arc flash hazards webcast on April 8, 2004.
Arc flash hazards can result from dropped tools, accidental contact with electrical systems, buildup of conductive dust, corrosion, improper work procedures, and other causes. An arc is produced by electrical current flow through ionized air after an initial flashover or short circuit, resulting in a flash that can cause significant heating and burn injuries.
Practical Solution Guide to Arc Flash Hazards was designed to walk readers through the necessary steps of implementing an arc flash assessment as part of a plant's overall safety program requirements. It helps electrical safety professionals make important decisions concerning employee safety and how to manage the complex tasks of OSHA and NFPA-70E compliance for arc flash hazards. The guide introduces the reader to arc flash hazards, their causes, and their consequences. It facilitates planning for an arc flash hazard program, which includes arc flash calculation methods, practical arc flash calculation steps, how to limit arc flash exposure, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Practical Solution Guide to Arc Flash Hazards is available online at EasyPower.com at no charge. Enter code PR442.
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