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Arc Flash Presentation 2011

March 21, 2018

Arc Flash Presentation 2011


March 21, 2018

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  1. BIF - 2011
    Arc Flash
    Power Panels
    Best Practice

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  3. ARC Flash
    • What is it?
    • Where does it come from?
    • What can it cost you?
    • How do you protect your self, your employees
    and your company?

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  4. What is Arc Flash?

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  5. What is Arc Flash?

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  6. What can happen?

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  7. What is it?
    • A Dangerous explosive release of energy
    – Associated with :
    • Phase to ground
    • Phase to phase fault
    – What can cause this?

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  8. What can Cause it
    – Dropped tools
    – Accidental Contact with electrical Systems
    – Conductive Dust
    – Corrosion
    – Improper work conditions
    – Poorly trained employees

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  9. Who Cares?
    • Bakers
    • Equipment manufactures
    • Employees
    • Contract Workers
    • Lawyers
    • Oh ……And OSHA (I think you know them)

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  10. What Must I do?
    • New equipment installations
    – Proper design of control panels and switch gear
    – But the Requirements are:
    • not specifically spelled out by OSHA
    • Existing panels and switch gear
    – OSHA regulations state an employer must identify
    and assess the electrical hazards for employees
    and protect them from those hazards.

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  11. What is Required
    • Hazard Risk Assessment
    – Before working on energized parts above 50V
    • Probably every panel in your plant
    • or that you manufacture to old standards
    – If a hazard exist
    • An employer must select and require employees to use
    protective apparel (PPE) (including special underwear!!!)
    – Yea Right I can see that happening when a break down occurs
    • If you do that ….. you MIGHT be compliant

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  13. Can you be cited by OSHA
    • OSHA has been issuing citations to companies
    for failure to assess and identify the hazards
    • The envelopes please:
    – Open panel during an inspection $7,500
    – Someone working in an open panel $30,000

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  14. Labels on a Panel that has been Risk

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  15. You have other choices
    Other Options and

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  27. Goto www.GracePort.com for more information

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  35. Questions
    Thank you

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