Arc Flash Studies

According to OSHA Section 1910.335, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another – or to the ground.

The results can be violent, and if a person is nearby, an arc flash can cause serious injury and even death. In any given year, OSHA estimates that approximately 30,000 people will be injured and at least 1,000 people will be killed due to an electrical arc flash accident. It is worth noting that more than half of these arc flash related fatalities will occur while working with equipment that is energized at less than 600 volts.

The risks associated with electrocution and arc flash injuries can be significantly reduced by taking the proper precautionary measures and hiring the team of experts at CDG to perform an on-site arc flash study to evaluate your facility. Our arc flash analysis can be fully customized to help you determine the best course of action for alleviating arc flash hazards from your workplace, including fault current and coordination analysis, personal protective equipment (PPE) level recommendations, electrical equipment labeling and more, depending on your specific needs. Additionally, with a comprehensive arc flash study, CDG will provide you with the arc flash calculations required to be in full OSHA and NFPA 70E compliance.

At CDG we have extensive experience performing arc flash studies for a variety of industrial, mining, utility and federal clients. We can model our arc flash analysis using a variety of software, including SKM and ETAP, and from there we are able to provide your facility with accurate electrical system drawings – even where they may not have previously existed. Furthermore, the team at CDG is able to help you train your personnel and can assist you in developing customized programs and guidelines for your facility to ensure your workplace is fully compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.

Contact CDG today to learn more about our full range of services designed to help you reduce arc flash injuries and fatalities, increase workplace safety, protect your company from liability and reduce your risk of being fined by OSHA.