Arc Flash Calculations and Theory

This #EatonTechTalk continues National Electrical Safety month with a focus on arc flash calculations and theory.  Remember, the primary reference many use for calculating incident energy is IEEE 1584, “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard”.  So this session will help the attendee understand some of the key aspects pertaining to this important calculation.  And also remember that the more labeled installations that we can create the easier it will be for the electrical worker to dress for success.

You won’t want to miss this session with Michael King and David Smith and myself as we explore arc flash calculations and theory.

  1. IEEE 1584, “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard”
  2. Arc energy reduction and the National Electrical Code
  3. Industrial Power Systems Analysis II 3 Day Course

 

Add distance for safety – outside the arc flash boundary

The #EatonTechTalk will look at getting the electrical worker outside of the arc flash boundary when performing tasks such as those related to establishing an electrically safe work condition.  Closing and opening the OCPD or switch does not have to be performed while standing in front of the equipment.

The best method to avoid an arc flash is to get the electrical worker outside of the arc flash boundary.

This session will take an in depth review of operating remotely.  We’ll look at the methods, materials, options and have a discussion around all the details needed to get the worker outside of the arc flash boundary.

Our special guest for this session will be Russ Safreed, General Manager with CBS ArcSafe.  You won’t wanna miss this one.

Resources:

  1. Remote operation example from CBS ArcSafe
  2. Remote operation example from Eaton

 

Leaders in Electrical Safety Jim Dollard

This session will focus on influencing change in electrical safety through the eyes of our first inductee to the $1.41 club.  Jim Dollard has been at the beginning of many key changes in Codes and Standards and has sat at many tables helping craft language.

This will be a one-on-one discussion with my friend Jim Dollard.  We’ll talk about the creation of some key changes in the NEC that have and will continue to save lives.

Here is the $1.41 Club Page and Jim’s inductee page can be accessed at the bottom of the page.  www.thomasdomitrovich.com/buck41

 

 

Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

Electrical Safety Month – the Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter!

This #EatonTechTalk Live session is going to kick off electrical safety month with a deep dive into shock protection.  I could not think of a topic more worthy of this than shock protection as all too many succumb to the negative attributes of electricity when solutions like GFCI are readily available and won’t break the bank.  We’ll review the technology, the standards, and the Codes including what is going on with NEC 2023!  This device is there to reduce the likelihood of electric shock and it is making a difference.

We’ll take a look at the fact that there is still work to be done!  Join us today at 5:00PM Eastern for this session and watch out for alot of safety chats and info and opportunities the entire Month of May!

Shock Protection
Shock protection is not just for these types of locations.

We see GFCI protection is bathrooms, kitchens, outdoors and other areas in and around water but it doesn’t take mixing water and electricity to kill you.  We’ll explore even more data to demonstrate there is a lot of work to be done.  Please check out the shock statistics from the CPSC and don’t forget to take a look at the types of events that are causing deaths due to electrocution.  We are still losing lives in residential homes and I have to ask why that is the case when cost effective solutions exist to prevent that loss of life.

Resources:

My Name is Thomas Domitrovich and I’m doing everything I can to help change our safety culture.  Together we can make a difference.

Ground Fault Protection – Testing

This #EAtonTechTalk with a guest Mr. Mike King and David Smith, will take a deep dive into testing of and the requirements for GFPE protection.  The attendee will experience a review of the following:

  • Types of CTs
  • UL and NEC requirements
  • Primary current injection testing basics
  • Understanding of what secondary current injection testing
  • Differences between first installation and continuous maintenance

We’ll cover some of the complex aspects of GFPE testing to help ensure you can recognize when testing is being performed correctly.

As usual, pleaser remember to check out http://www.eaton.com/electricalworkertraining and use the promo code “EATONTechTalk” for a 10% discount on all Eaton training.

Some reference materials include the following:

Performance testing for ground fault circuit breakers (eaton.com)

 

The Safety Disconnect Switch

This #EATONTeckTalk focus session will be on the safety disconnect switch.  This equipment will be reviewed inside and out with an eye on Codes and Standards.  Mr. Seth O’Brien will be our guest.  Mr. O’Brien is Eaton’s Flex Center manager for safety switches.

This group brings to the table unique solutions to solve safety concerns in various areas of the power system as well as in various industries.