NYSSPE has partnered with Sem-Train, LLC - New York State Approved Sponsor
Cost: $325 Members / $350 Non-Members
This course caters to Professional Engineers, Non-Licensed Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, and other professionals who are interested in enhancing their understanding of arc flash risk in their operations or those of their clients. This course is intended to serve as an introduction, review and update on 2021 NFPA 70E based Arc Flash Standards and Requirements. The course begins with an introduction to the general arc flash phenomenon.
The science behind the arc flash phenomenon is covered, coupled with discussion of potential causes for arc flash and properties of an electrical power distribution system. Insofar as the relationship between an arc flash event and the electrical power distribution system is concerned, pertinent components such as fuses and breakers, and their role in initiation and mitigation of an arc are explained. Value of arc flash risk analysis is covered, and recommended approach in the absence of a formal arc flash study is explained. PPE prescribed for the four (4) arc flash hazard classes, 1, 2, 3 and 4, is discussed. The three (3) approach boundaries are discussed and illustrated. Arc Flash terminology and respective definitions are reviewed. Arc Flash labelling requirements and methodology are explained.
This course is designed to serve as a tool for staying abreast of arc flash requirements with highlights of revisions adopted in 2021. As such, this course can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Hour requirements set forth by most US State Boards and other licensure agencies; or simply, to meet periodic employee training requirements.
• Skills and knowledge of Arc Flash phenomenon.
• Better comprehension of the difference between Shock Hazard and Arc Flash Hazard.
• Awareness and skills needed to identify the three (3) boundaries of potential Arc Flash situations.
• Knowledge needed for identification and use of appropriate Arc Flash PPE.
• Understanding the importance of Arc Flash Incident Energy Analysis and what they entail.
• Options and alternatives when arc flash risk analyses are not immediately feasible.
• Get introduced to the “category method” for assessing the PPE requirements
• Why “doing nothing” and hoping an arc flash incident will not occur “on your watch” is not an option.
• Get introduced to arc flash PPE and associated “do’s and don’ts.”
• Importance of arc flash training for your employees
• The importance of arc flash risk analysis-based labels.
• What to do when potential arc flash incident energy exceeds the highest classification.
• Participants will learn about the NFPA 70 E changes adopted in 2021.
Speakers Bio: Professor Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA