Articles Tagged: NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E Changes: Now Everyone can Benefit from the Tables

Last month at the annual NFPA meeting in Boston, NFPA 70E passed one of the final milestones on the road to completion and it is expected to be issued later… Read more »

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NFPA 70E and NEC: Aging Equipment in the Era of Arc Flash

The need to operate electrical equipment safely, without impacting facility operation, has been a priority for electrical engineers and maintenance personnel for many decades. Initially, much of the focus was… Read more »

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Arc Flash Mitigation: Removing Workers From Harm’s Way

Mitigation is defined as to make milder, less severe or less violent. When applied to electrical workplace safety, arc flash mitigation involves taking steps to minimize the level of hazard… Read more »

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Reduce Risk with Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often mistakenly viewed as the solution to arc flash hazards. In reality, properly selected PPE does not guarantee freedom from injury. NFPA 70E only makes… Read more »

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The Risk Assessment: An Electrical Contractor’s Most Important Tool

Are you a risk taker?  Does it depend on the situation?  Does it depend on the consequences?  Can’t answer the question without knowing more information?  Congratulations, you’re well on your… Read more »

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Five Reasons for Preventive Maintenance

Keeping electrical distribution equipment at optimum performance levels can be challenging and stressful. Why? Nothing operates without reliable power! Developing a maintenance strategy for your electrical distribution system is a sound business… Read more »

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Options for Addressing Arc Flash Risks in Medium & Low Voltage Power Distribution and Control Equipment in System Design

As covered in a previous post, the updated Section 240.87, “Arc Energy Reduction” in the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) applies specifically to systems in which a… Read more »

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Outsourcing Electrical Work? Exercise Due Diligence.

When you consider that a facility’s electrical infrastructure typically consists of: service entrance switchgear and switchboards, distribution panelboards, power panels, motor control centers, various sized circuit breakers, distribution transformers, fused… Read more »

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Arc Flash Standards Update: Making Sense of the Latest Requirements in the NEC, NFPA 70E, and OSHA – Webinar Thursday April 2nd

Within the last 12-18 months, there have been significant Arc Flash Mitigation requirements added to the National Electrical Code, a shift in how NFPA 70E addresses the hazard and risk… Read more »

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Risk and NFPA 70E in Healthcare

The fabric of codes and regulations monitoring healthcare systems is vast and intricate. As one thread in a garment supports and impacts the others, so one standard established (or changed)… Read more »

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NEC 2014 – What’s Changed in Section 240.87 Regarding Arc Energy Reduction

The need to protect workers from the hazards of arc flash has been understood for decades – the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard NFPA 70E first addressed the issue in… Read more »

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Electrical Workplace Safety: A Never-Ending Process

Electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related death in the United States according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. Companies can take several steps to better protect workers… Read more »

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Arc Flash Standards Update: Making Sense of the Latest Requirements in the NEC, NFPA 70E, and OSHA – Webinar Thursday April 2nd

Within the last 12-18 months, there have been significant Arc Flash Mitigation requirements added to the National Electrical Code, a shift in how NFPA 70E addresses the hazard and risk… Read more »

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Five Reasons for Preventive Maintenance

Keeping electrical distribution equipment at optimum performance levels can be challenging and stressful. Why? Nothing operates without reliable power! Developing a maintenance strategy for your electrical distribution system is a sound business… Read more »

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Outsourcing Electrical Work? Exercise Due Diligence.

When you consider that a facility’s electrical infrastructure typically consists of: service entrance switchgear and switchboards, distribution panelboards, power panels, motor control centers, various sized circuit breakers, distribution transformers, fused… Read more »

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Options for Addressing Arc Flash Risks in Medium & Low Voltage Power Distribution and Control Equipment in System Design

As covered in a previous post, the updated Section 240.87, “Arc Energy Reduction” in the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) applies specifically to systems in which a… Read more »

1 Comment

The Risk Assessment: An Electrical Contractor’s Most Important Tool

Are you a risk taker?  Does it depend on the situation?  Does it depend on the consequences?  Can’t answer the question without knowing more information?  Congratulations, you’re well on your… Read more »

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Risk and NFPA 70E in Healthcare

The fabric of codes and regulations monitoring healthcare systems is vast and intricate. As one thread in a garment supports and impacts the others, so one standard established (or changed)… Read more »

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Risk Mitigation and NFPA 70E

For those of you that joined the Arc Flash webinar for the Oil and Gas industry on Friday, January 23, 2015, you know that we addressed three key updates contained… Read more »

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NFPA 70E and NEC: Aging Equipment in the Era of Arc Flash

The need to operate electrical equipment safely, without impacting facility operation, has been a priority for electrical engineers and maintenance personnel for many decades. Initially, much of the focus was… Read more »

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Arc Flash Standards Update: Making Sense of the Latest Requirements in the NEC, NFPA 70E, and OSHA – Webinar Thursday April 2nd

Within the last 12-18 months, there have been significant Arc Flash Mitigation requirements added to the National Electrical Code, a shift in how NFPA 70E addresses the hazard and risk… Read more »

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Electrical Workplace Safety: A Never-Ending Process

Electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related death in the United States according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. Companies can take several steps to better protect workers… Read more »

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NEC 2014 – What’s Changed in Section 240.87 Regarding Arc Energy Reduction

The need to protect workers from the hazards of arc flash has been understood for decades – the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard NFPA 70E first addressed the issue in… Read more »

2 Comments

Options for Addressing Arc Flash Risks in Medium & Low Voltage Power Distribution and Control Equipment in System Design

As covered in a previous post, the updated Section 240.87, “Arc Energy Reduction” in the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) applies specifically to systems in which a… Read more »

1 Comment

Five Reasons for Preventive Maintenance

Keeping electrical distribution equipment at optimum performance levels can be challenging and stressful. Why? Nothing operates without reliable power! Developing a maintenance strategy for your electrical distribution system is a sound business… Read more »

1 Comment

The Risk Assessment: An Electrical Contractor’s Most Important Tool

Are you a risk taker?  Does it depend on the situation?  Does it depend on the consequences?  Can’t answer the question without knowing more information?  Congratulations, you’re well on your… Read more »

1 Comment

Reduce Risk with Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often mistakenly viewed as the solution to arc flash hazards. In reality, properly selected PPE does not guarantee freedom from injury. NFPA 70E only makes… Read more »

1 Comment

NFPA 70E Changes: Now Everyone can Benefit from the Tables

Last month at the annual NFPA meeting in Boston, NFPA 70E passed one of the final milestones on the road to completion and it is expected to be issued later… Read more »

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Risk Mitigation and NFPA 70E

For those of you that joined the Arc Flash webinar for the Oil and Gas industry on Friday, January 23, 2015, you know that we addressed three key updates contained… Read more »

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Risk and NFPA 70E in Healthcare

The fabric of codes and regulations monitoring healthcare systems is vast and intricate. As one thread in a garment supports and impacts the others, so one standard established (or changed)… Read more »

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