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.


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


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


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.