EESA is pleased to present this informative talk by Johnathon Lester of Unique Spark Engineering. The presentation aims to provide a fundamental understanding of arc flash hazards in the electrical industry.
The latest version of AS3000:2018 was released in late June 2018. In this revision, there is a new Section 2.9, Protection against Fire Hazard due to Arcing Faults, as well as Appendix O, which has been added to provide understanding of the types of arc faults and requirements for the Arc Flash Detection Device (AFDD).
A refresh and discussion surrounding protective device discrimination and the switchboard general damage limit for protective devices up to the level of arcing fault current is included. Use of arc detectors as a compliance solution and the impact of electricity generation systems (standalone/back-up/embedded) to the arcing fault current is touched upon.
Arc flash hazard fundamentals and the application of risk mitigation techniques are presented. Worked examples of real-life situations with the use of IEEE1584, focus on the fundamentals of Arc Flash Protection Boundaries, Incident Energy and PPE selection are shown to give the audience an insight to the engineering calculations and results.
Johnathon Lester is an Electrical Design Engineer, director of Unique Spark Engineering, working within many different industries covering numerous electrical power systems. Johnathon has over 15 years’ experience working for major utilities and large industrial customers. Currently, Johnathon works in a small business environment with a focus on a unique skillset for his clientele.
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