Arc Flash and Hazard Analysis

Why is Arc Flash Hazard analysis essential?

Phoventus can help you update your Arc Flash Hazard studies and ensure compliance with codes and regulations as well as safeguarding personnel and the electrical installations.

Several regulations, codes and standards define requirements for Arc Flash safety, including OSHA, NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, IEEE 1584-2018 and NESC.Article 130.5 of NFPA 70E requires employers to perform an Arc Flash risk assessment for electrical equipment and to update the study every five years.

CSA-Z462 provides guidance on the assessment of electrical hazards and design of safe work spaces around electrical power systems. It stipulates requirements for identifying hazardous equipment and for the development of safe work procedures around this equipment. This Standard also gives guidance to electrical workers on the selection of personal protective equipment and protective clothing.

A Harmonized Approach

CSA Z462 is based on the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace. In fact, CSA Z462 was developed in parallel with the 2009 edition of NFPA 70E. Attempts have been made to harmonize Z462 with NFPA 70E as much as practicable for Canadian Workplaces.

Why Phoventus?

  • Convenient
  • Cost-effective
  • Full-wrap services
  • Customizable solutions
  • Specialized in PV and wind power plants Arc Flash assessment
  • Industry standard Arc Flash assessment Software ETAP 19.1
Excellence in power system engineering

List of Services:

  • Site visit for data collection and verification
  • Arc Flash hazards analysis
  • Fault current calculation
  • Protective device coordination study
  • Personal Protective Equipment selection
  • Arc Flash label printing and / or Installation
  • Arc Flash hazards mitigation strategy
  • Educating personnel on hazard awareness
  • Training personnel on how to work within acceptable limits
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Kolja Vainstein,
P. Eng., Transparent Power Inc.