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The Top 6 Causes of Electrical Fires and how to prevent them

Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.

It is important to be aware of the dangers and potential causes of electrical fires in order to learn how to...

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Arc Rated Vs. Flame Resistant Clothing – Important Difference Need To Know

When the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) replaced the term "Flame Resistance (FR)" with "Arc-Rated (AR)" in its 2012 edition of the NFPA 70E, it stirred confusion among many.

What was the difference between FR and AR?

The short answer: 

"All arc-rated...

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[2019 Statistics] Arc Flash Explosions Occur Every Day – Arc Flash Accidents

A report published in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News estimated that, on average, there are 30,000 arc flash incidents every year. The report went on to estimate that those incidents resulted in an average annual totals of 7,000 burn injuries, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 400 fatalities per...

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Electrical Safety Program - Why Your Company Needs an Electrical Safety Program

Look around you.

You will find that nearly everything we use today is powered by electricity.

As electricity has become ubiquitous in every factory and office, awareness of the necessary safety standards becomes indispensable for every worker and employee.

The Electrical Safety Foundation...

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(Selection Guide) - How to Select the Right Fuse for Power Systems Protection

"A fuse is essentially a metal wire or strip that heats up and melts when too much current flows through it, thereby opening the circuit and interrupting the current flow."

In order to select the right fuse for a given system, it is imperative that the various fuse parameters are thoroughly...

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NFPA 70E 2018 – An Overview of 4 Different Arc Flash PPE Categories

An unfortunate truth about Arc Flash incidents is that they can occur regardless of training. Without proper protective measures, workers are left exposed to dangerous conditions and have to suffer the consequences. Every year, more than 2,000 people are admitted to burn centers with severe...

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Simple Method for Basic Short Circuit Current Calculations

In order to dig deep into the easy way to calculate the short circuit current calculations, we must first develop our knowledge base on the basics of short circuit analysis.

"A Short Circuit current analysis is used to determine the magnitude of the short circuit current which the system is...

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Importance of Power Systems Studies and How it will save 1000s of dollars?

Electrical power systems analysis is a very broad subject that covers various elements in electrical engineering. In order to analyze the operation of power systems for any fault current and Arc Flash incident, we do need a proper Power systems study which involves the following:  

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IEEE 1584-2018 Published – 2018 IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations

In this blog, we will talk about the most important changes in the newly approved IEEE 1584-2018 standard (A guide for performing Arc flash hazard calculations). We have also covered the differences of previous IEEE 1584 Standards. 

The newly revised edition of IEEE 1584-2018 standard is...

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Short Circuit Study & its Importance in Power Systems

In order to realize the significance of short circuit analysis, we must first understand what it actually is? After that, we will discuss in detail about the importance and applications of short circuit analysis.

After reading this guide, you will be able to explain the significance of short...

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