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The Shocking Need for Electrical and Arc Flash Safety
Oct 24th 2016

The Shocking Need for Electrical and Arc Flash Safety

Electricity has been generated in power stations since 1882. Due to increased efficiency, world energy consumption was cut down by 1.5% in 2009, for the first time since World War II. The continuous increase in efficiency will result in less electricity needed for a given demand of electrical power. But since the demand will continue to grow (mostly because of the electrification of heating and … read more
ARC Flash and OSHA Regulations in 2015
Jul 28th 2015

ARC Flash and OSHA Regulations in 2015

An arc flash occurs when an electrical current leaves its intended path and travels from one conductor to another. This may result in fire, flying objects (traveling at more than 700 mph), blast pressure, sound blast (exceeding 160 dB) and heat (exceeding 30,000 F). If an arc flash makes contact with a person, injury and death may occur depending on proximity of the worker to the source, temper … read more