Arc Flash Studies
Superior Performance in Arc Flash Studies
Appropriate PPE is a necessity for protection when interacting with energized switchgear. However, higher levels of PPE such as Arc Flash Suits are generally bulky and become hot and uncomfortable when worn for extended periods of time. Such PPE also hinders mobility. The level of required PPE is directly affected by the incident energy determined by Arc Flash Studies.
The accuracy of such results is directly affected by the Study Input Data. Inaccurate data input renders inaccurate study results.
Overstated study results force much higher levels of PPE than are necessary on maintenance personnel. Understated study results can be deadly. SCA prides itself on our attention to detail. This attention to detail coupled with our engineering experience and practical common sense approach renders accurate study results which lead to appropriate and safe PPE selections.
Safety and Risk Mitigation
Arc flash studies, along with proper equipment configuration and safe work practices, can help reduce the risk to employees and operations. Accurate arc flash risk assessments are the best way to recognize these risks and identify appropriate PPE to reduce potential hazards.