Arc Flash – More common than you think

Posted on April 9, 2009

People often fail to recognize that arc flash incidents occur relatively frequently. The reason these incidents fly under the radar is that when they are reported by local media, they are almost never referred to as an “arc flash” (if they make the news at all). Take this story from a Kansas television station as […]

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An Open Letter to the CEO: The Business Argument for Electrical Safety

Posted on February 27, 2009

Dear CEO: Allow me to cut to the chase: It is imperative your organization invests the money and resources needed to improve electrical safety in your facilities. The best way to do this is adherence to NFPA 70E. This could be argued from a human interest perspective, and I have ample anecdotal evidence of terrible […]

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What Data is Required to Perform an Arc Flash Study/Analysis?

Posted on January 15, 2009

Required Equipment In order to accurately perform an arc flash study many key components about the electrical system and the equipment need to be collected. First, a single-line diagram has to be generated that accurately represents the electrical distribution system from the utility source down to the individual panels, MCC’s, and switchboards in the system. […]

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January 2009 NESC Assessment and PPE Deadline

Posted on October 24, 2008

Coming up in January there will be a requirement from the NESC that addresses Electrical Safety Training, Arc Flash Analysis, and PPE. The below are a few items to note when determining if your facility will be in compliance. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Lewellyn Technology at 800-242-6673 or […]

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