In less than a second, an Arc Flash is initiated from a phase-to-ground or a phase-to-phase fault resulting from an accidental contact with the electrical systems, the buildup of conductive dusts, corrosion, dropped tools, or improper work procedures.
Required by OSHA and NFPA 70E as a part of an Electrical Hazard Assessment, Arc Flash Hazard Assessments are a serious life safety issue and essential part of a safe and comprehensive electrical safety program.
The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, NFPA 70E states in Article 130.5 that an Arc-Flash Safety Study will be reviewed every five years or whenever there is a significant change in the electrical system; the five year interval is a straight-forward requirement.
Monroe Infrared helps clients stay safe and meet the OSHA & NFPA 70E mandatory 5-year Arc Flash Hazard Assessment.
An Arc Flash Hazard Assessment or Study is a calculation & analysis performed by a Professional Engineer to determine the thermal incident energy found at each location which determines the various Arc Flash Boundaries and what personal protective equipment (PPE) must be used in approaching each boundary within a facility.