Improve Employee Safety with Arc Flash Studies
Every business needs a basic electrical safety program. In Spring Hill, arc flash studies are critical components of each operational program. An arc flash is an unexpected release of energy not along the predicted route. An example would be the energy that should have traveled from a hard-wired outlet through a conduit into a piece of machinery.
At Industrial Maintenance Solutions (IMS), we ensure each commercial facility has a plan that ensures employee and facility safety. Our personnel confirm each operation complies with the governing regulations covered by state agencies and the National Fire Protection Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Common Arc Flash Studies Requirements
In addition to complying with safety standards, IMS engineers and technicians must perform several requirements with every arc flash study. These include the following:
- Analysis of each facility’s electrical system: This is a thorough examination of a facility’s electrical blueprints and the electrical equipment, including circuit breakers, fuses, motor control centers, relays, and transformers. The analysis includes the risk of failure and ensuring that all function correctly to reduce the risk of an arc flash.
- Calculate the amount of incident energy: This is the potential energy released in each arc flash. IMS personnel determine this for each piece of electrical equipment and every device that uses electricity in the facility.
- Identify potential hazards in each work area: Here, our technicians and engineers identify the degree of risk of an arc flash with each electrical equipment and machinery item. With this risk factor and the potential energy release, they can also determine the potential injury severity.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): After identifying the injury risk, IMS personnel determine the level of PPE needed to protect employees in each work area.
Each arc study team leader also documents the findings for each requirement in a final report for every customer. We also include a recommended maintenance plan to keep all equipment and machinery in the best condition to reduce the risk of an arc flash in the future.
Our goal at Industrial Maintenance Solutions is to keep each local business up and running in the safest manner possible so they can provide their customers with the same level of support. To schedule an arc flash study for your business in Spring Hill, call IMS today at 1-800-790-9496. You can also contact our company here for more detailed answers.