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

Last updated: October 22, 2021

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...

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

Last updated: Oct 1, 2020

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...

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


Last updated: Oct 1, 2020

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...

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

Last updated: Oct 2, 2020

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...

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

Last updated: Oct 2, 2020

"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...

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

Last updated: Oct 2, 2020

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...

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Simple Method for Basic Short Circuit Current Calculations

Last updated: Oct 2, 2020

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...

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

Last updated: Oct 2, 2020

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...

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

Last updated: Oct 2, 2020

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...

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Short Circuit Study & its Importance in Power Systems

Last updated: Oct 2, 2020

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...

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