Arc Flash

Managing Arc Flash Risks


There are a number of steps to managing the risk associated with Arc Flash.

The first step is to identify there is risk and to start quantifying it. There are a number of methods that can be applied.

Determine the fault levels at each location. Options include, using an online calculator, getting a study completed, or using some guidelines.
Evaluate methods of managing risk that is not acceptable. Such as protection settings, replacement of equipment, additional protection or PPE, amongst others.
Implement measures to manage the risks at each location.
Ensure all details are documented and available for reference for all workers.
Provide training and ensure competency of all workers.
Manage any changes to ensure conditions do not change, and if they do, update results.

The most common method of calculating the arc flash level is IEEE 1584.

There are many calculators online and references to the calculations, rather than provide them here.

We would prefer you contact us to assist in determining the arc flash levels and associated risks.

To request a quote for an Arc Flash Study, please send us an email or give us a call.  Please provide the details of the installation (typically a Single Line Diagram), some photos help and what you would like to achieve.

For an Arc Flash Study:

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