WHY AN ARC FLASH STUDY IS CRITICAL TO THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE AND THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
An Arc Flash study is the evaluation of a workplace facility by an electrical safety expert to determine hazards and risks in relation to electrical systems.
The demonstration video shows a flash at 400 volts, a voltage that most electricians work with every day.
We have witnessed electricians carrying out live fixed wire testing with the incorrect PPE and no arc flash protection.
The on-site study results in arc flash equipment labeling, fault current and coordination analysis, recommendations for improvements and requirements for proper personal protective equipment (PPE). A review and analysis of the facilities written electrical safety program can also be included.
Arc Flash Studies are not currently standard practice in the UK but MET Group see an Arc Flash Study as having a future crucial role to play in the health and safety responsibility of all companies while ensuring originally correctly designed electrical installations are still fit for purpose.
Arc Flash Studies In most cases we find an original electrical designed electrical installation is added too by building alterations or company expansions where the electrical installation is added too rendering the original design redundant or putting the existing electrical installation in over loading .
MET Group provides comprehensive arc flash engineering studies by sending one of our experts to your facility for a full, on-site evaluation, arc flash modeling, equipment evaluation relative to the fault current and clearing coordination of your system with detailed one-line electrical model drawings.
We offer turn-key services or will support your site team with the services they need.