Arc Flash

Safety is paramount on every project and tragic incidents can be avoided with careful planning, review, and proper protection. This is particularly important with electrical systems. Rupurt helps our clients mitigate risk and avoid unnecessary injuries by offering arc flash study services on new and existing electrical distribution systems to determine the severity of arc flash hazards and provide recommendations required to minimize them.

An arc flash occurs when a rapid release of electrical current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to the ground, causing an explosion known as an arc blast. This often-violent phenomenon can lead to serious injury or death to those in close proximity due to the dangerous release of radiant heat of up to 35,000F degrees. These studies also categorize arc flash hazards for specific equipment based on the identity of the Arc Flash Protection Boundary and the incidence energy.

Capabilities

  • Develop Accurate Existing Power Distribution Riser Diagrams
  • Perform a Short Circuit Analysis and Breaker Coordination Study
  • Prepare an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis for Entire System
  • Print and Apply Labels to Each Piece of Equipment
  • Provide NFPA 70E Training to Staff Electricians
  • Furnish Personal Protective Equipment Packages
  • Maintain System Records and Update and Replace Labels When Modifications Occur

Experience