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The Arc Flash Hazard and Changes to NFPA 70E

Session Type: Technical Workshop
Track Number: ET-8
Location: NECA Show floor
Room: Room 1
Speaker: Scott M. Margolin, Westex, Inc.

Date: Monday, September 14, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM


The hazards of arc flash in the industrial environment, with extensive use of HD and super slow motion video showing HRC 1, 2 and 4 arcs in common industrial electrical gear at 480V. Manikins are exposed to the arcs wearing cotton, poly-cotton, flame resistant shirts and pants, FR coveralls, and flash suits.   Mechanisms of body burn, injury and fatality are discussed, along with proven strategies to reduce or eliminate them. Changes to 70E relating to FR clothing are also discussed.

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