Circuit coordination and arc flash studies are essential to creating a safe work environment for your employees. At Power Products & Solutions, we'll send our technicians to your facility to evaluate your electrical system. The results will help you find the best course of action for your business.
Arc flash and circuit coordination services help your company and machinery function, and maintaining your equipment ensures employee safety. Arc flash studies are critical because arc flashes can pose a serious threat to workers. Conduct circuit coordination and arc flash studies to raise confidence in your workplace.
Circuit coordination studies evaluate system protection devices to see how they would behave when exposed to overcurrent or machine failures. When technicians conduct this test, they look for indicators of problems with fuses, circuit breakers or other devices.
After analyzing the test results, the technician will provide you with a report. You can use these results to implement new strategies to protect your workers and facility more effectively. Coordinating your circuit system also minimizes the impact of equipment failure within your operation. Coordination prevents delays, downtime and more significant hazards, like fires or other damages.
Arc Flash Coordination Study
Arc flashes are known hazards in an electrical system because they suddenly release energy at high light and heat levels. They can occur due to numerous factors, including improper equipment installation, corrosion and machine failures. Workers exposed to equipment that can experience arc flashes need to be aware of the hazards, including how to avoid them and protect themselves.
When a technician completes an arc flash coordination study, they determine the levels of energy and heat the machine disperses during the incident. The equipment is then appropriately labeled with the arc flash warning.
The results from an arc flash study allow you to determine what level of personal protective equipment (PPE) your employees should wear for protection. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces strict guidelines developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) around employees working with machinery.
Workers must be adequately trained on how to use equipment and know what PPE to wear when working with machinery with live electric currents that put it at risk for an arc flash.