Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards
The need to protect workers from the hazards of arc flash is well understood–the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard NFPA 70E first addressed the issue in its guidelines for safety boundaries and maintenance practices (including personal protective equipment). However, as electrical environments change arc flash threats need to be reevaluated. Electrical equipment can play and important role in minimizing arc flash hazards. The type of equipment specified, and where in an electrical system it’s installed, can significantly reduce the duration and threat of an arc flash incident.
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