Protective Device Maintenance

Discussion created by brodiestowell on Feb 19, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 20, 2017 by Steve Benton

Within Substations and switchboards how can compliance with NFPA 70 E be met in regards to protective device maintenance.


Most of our Substations contain Category Dangerous rated Circuit breakers with Arc Plash Protection Boundries of up to 30 feet.


My assertion is that I should not be within the Arc Flash approach boundry, as the Circuit Breakers have not been maintained and no PPE exists for Category Dangerous categories.

Am I correct.

I refuse to be an ARC FLASH Dummy. Electricity has no respect for ignorance.