What is Arc Flash?
PHASE 1: Data Collection
Accurate, up-to-date information on the facility electrical system is absolutely essential to the Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. An RJS Engineering Representative(s) will visit your facility to collect the electrical data necessary to prepare an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis of your facility.
PHASE 2- Modeling of the Electrical System
Data collected in Phase 1 is used to create an accurate and complete model of an electrical system. The process of modeling results in the creation of an accurate one-line diagram(s) of the electrical system, which are required to complete Short-Circuit, Protective Device Coordination, Interrupting Rating, and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis.
PHASE 3- Engineering Analysis
Data collected from Phase 1 and/or data provided by the facility will be used to complete the engineering analysis, which includes a Short-Circuit Analysis, Protective Device Coordination Analysis, and the Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. A comprehensive analysis report will be completed and warning labels will be printed for all electrical equipment evaluated (for Arc Flash Hazard Analysis only).
- Software: RJS Engineering uses industry-leading analysis software to perform your analysis. This software requires a per-user license.
PHASE 4- Project Completion and Deliverables
RJS Engineering will deliver a comprehensive engineering analysis report to the facility and warning labels will be provided for all electrical equipment evaluated.
If your system is dynamic you'll need to make sure your analysis and labels are updated to ensure the safety of your personnel. RJS can help create a “best-practices” program for tracking changes to your electrical system.
Arc Flash Safety Training
Arc Flash Training is an essential ingredient in developing a superior safety culture within your company and RJS Engineering can provide customized NFPA 70E and Arc Flash Hazard Training for your employees. Training is performed by an expert professional engineer and our skilled training staff.
The onsite training is tailored to your team and their specific needs and requirements, and will include detailed training on your specific arc flash analysis (if applicable). The course will cover the following topics:
- Electrical Safe Work Practices
- Electrical Hazards
- Shock Hazard Issues
- Arc Flash Hazard Issues
- NFPA 70E
- OSHA 1910.331-335 and OSHA 1910.269
- Shifting the Electrical Safety Culture
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Safety Warning Labeling