Arc Flash Hazard Evaluation

Arc flash is the dangerous condition associated with the release of energy caused by an electric arc. These arcs are caused by anything that creates a short circuit such as: dropped tools, accidental contact with live parts, a deteriorating electrical system and conductive dust buildup. Arc flash can result in excessive heat exposure and cause serious burn injury due to arcing faults in electric power systems. Electric arcs produce intense heat, sound blast and pressure waves. Arc flash causes extremely high temperatures, and can radiate intense heat, igniting clothing and causing severe burns that can be fatal. Therefore, it is essential to have an accurate study when working on energized equipment.

Basler Services can add the necessary protection device settings to perform an arc flash study and provide recommended PPE and/or arc flash category labeling.

Our studies provide the direction required to help maintain or upgrade systems and serve to ensure the viability of systems, equipment and the safety of staff.

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