Search

Premium Membership

Save 15% on Pro Premium Plan with discount code: UX778 (expires on September 31st). Study specialized LV/MV/HV technical articles and papers.

Arc-Flash Hazards

The purpose of this paper is to clarify the use of the recently published IEEE 1584, “Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations”.

Understanding Arc Flash Hazards
Understanding Arc Flash Hazards

The paper also discusses the reduction of arc flash hazards by the current limitation of molded case circuit breakers. Understanding arc flash hazards is a critical element in order to reduce the risk of electrical accidents and personal injuries.

The Guide contains formulas to numerically quantify the arc flash energy and includes an Excel Spreadsheet “Arc-Flash Hazard Calculator.”

This Spreadsheet uses the formulas stated in the Guide to automatically perform the calculations to obtain incident energy, and arc flash hazard distances. The present paper provides an expanded explanation of the Guide/Calculator with the objective of simplification.

The paper also approaches possible methods for including the impact of molded case circuit breaker current limitation into the calculation methods. The subject of breaker clearing times in the presence of arcing faults will also be addressed.

The paper concludes with a discussion of circuit breaker applications for arc flash reduction.

Title:Understanding Arc Flash Hazards – EATON white paper
Format:PDF
Size:2MB
Pages:16
Download:Right here | Video Courses | Membership | Download Updates
Understanding Arc Flash Hazards - EATON
Understanding Arc Flash Hazards – EATON

Premium Membership

Get access to premium HV/MV/LV technical articles, advanced electrical engineering guides, papers, and much more! It will help you to shape up your technical skills in your everyday life as an electrical engineer.
More Information

Leave a Comment

Tell us what you're thinking... we care about your opinion! Please keep in mind that comments are moderated and rel="nofollow" is in use. So, please do not use a spammy keyword or a domain as your name, or it will be deleted. Let's have a professional and meaningful conversation instead. Thanks for dropping by!

57  −  forty seven  =  

EEP Academy Video Courses

Learn to design LV/MV/HV power systems through professional video courses. Lifetime access. Enjoy learning and don't forget to apply a 20% discount code SEP21