Arc Flash Study

Pioneer Power Group provides arc flash calculations as required by the NFPA-70E Standard for electrical equipment locations such as panelboards, switchboards, switchgear, motor control centers, enclosed circuit breakers, fused disconnect switches and large starters/drives. These results help qualified workers understand potential electrical hazards and determine the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) required to work safely.

Selecting appropriate PPE for each location is critical. Too little PPE could result in a severe injury to a worker if an arc flash event were to occur. Too much PPE becomes cumbersome for workers, limits dexterity and increases the risk of the worker causing an arc flash event to occur.

 

Pioneer Power Group supplies an arc flash label to be applied on each equipment location considered in the study. This ensures all critical arc flash hazard information is immediately available without having to reference back to the study. Pioneer Power’s labels also include information on the electrical shock hazard at each equipment location to further assist electrical personnel in maintaining a safe work environment.

 


ARC FLASH STUDY
Pioneer Power Group provides arc flash calculations as required by the NFPA-70E Standard for electrical equipment locations such as panelboards, switchboards, switchgear, motor control centers, enclosed circuit breakers, fused disconnect switches and large starters/drives. These results help qualified workers understand potential electrical hazards and determine the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) required to work safely.

Selecting appropriate PPE for each location is critical. Too little PPE could result in a severe injury to a worker if an arc flash event were to occur. Too much PPE becomes cumbersome for workers, limits dexterity and increases the risk of the worker causing an arc flash event to occur.

Pioneer Power Group supplies an arc flash label to be applied on each equipment location considered in the study. This ensures all critical arc flash hazard information is immediately available without having to reference back to the study. Pioneer Power’s labels also include information on the electrical shock hazard at each equipment location to further assist electrical personnel in maintaining a safe work environment.

Arc Flash Analysis
Pioneer Power Group is a leading provider of arc flash studies. The NFPA-70E Standard requires arc flash analysis performed for facilities that have electrical equipment such as motor control centers, panelboards, switchboards, enclosed circuit breakers, and fused disconnect switches, among others. The results of an arc flash study help workers understand the potential hazards associated with these electrical locations and what personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to work safely. Pioneer Power Group works with all industries as our services help support the building and renovation of electrical facilities.

At Pioneer Power Group, we make arc flash studies easy for our customers by clearly and comprehensively laying out what system information is needed up front. Facilities trust us because we integrate the most recent electrical codes, latest software packages, and extensive industry knowledge in delivering our final report.

Why Is an Arc Flash Study Needed?

Electrical systems are constantly changing. Without a proper arc flash study, you won’t ever know the true danger level nor proper personal protective equipment (PPE) levels required to keep people safe. Quite often changes such as adding equipment to an existing system influence the arc flash energy levels, thus necessitating a study every time the system changes. Another example of changes to the system are when the utility company either changes transformers related to your facility or the closest substation undergoes changes, both of which drastically impact the arc flash energy levels.


Arc Flash Study Requirements

Pioneer Power Group can provide a comprehensive arc flash studies report. Our arc flash studies comply with the requirements of NFPA 70E and the NEC. Safety is critical as facilities should be ensuring the protection of their employees from arc flash/shock hazards, and what PPE is needed in and around their buildings.

Arc Flash Calculations

Pioneer Power Group identifies arc flash hazards using analysis performed in accordance with IEEE Standard 1584. We base these calculations on the calculated maximum available fault current and the clearing times of overcurrent protection devices. Our calculations involve arc flash incident energy, arc flash boundary distances, recommendations for proper adoption of PPE, and arc flash equipment labeling. We employ state-of-the-art tools that help us automatically calculate trip times, arcing fault values, and more.

Arc Flash Study

An arc flash study evaluates the electrical safety of a workplace facility. Pioneer Power Group offers services such as arc flash study, power system short circuit study, and coordination study to highlight the risks and potential hazards present in electrical systems.

Pioneer Power Group provides a study that results in accurate arc flash equipment labeling, fault current analysis, protective device coordination evaluation, requirements for the use of PPE, and recommendations to improve system safety and protection.

Facility owners can rely on Pioneer Power Group to provide reliable arc flash study services based on our strong technical background coupled with our industry expertise. Our team members always try to go above and beyond to serve our clients and the industry’s needs. For more information about arc flash analysis or any of our other services, contact us today.

“The Pioneer Power Group Team goes above and beyond to help us with timely quotes that always cover what is required in the specifications. In this day and age when some sort of study is required on most new switchgear projects, it is great to have a vendor you can always count on for competitive pricing and quick response times!”