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Low Voltage Arc Flash

Question asked by smckinley89 on Nov 12, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2018 by george.cole

All,

 

First of all, I am new to these boards and it is my first time posting so please bear with me.

 

I am trying to figure out if there is a quick way to analyze the need of an incident energy analysis for control panels. The panels my team works with have voltages that range from 24VDC up to 480VAC. I am hoping to have a question or series of questions that can quickly result in an enter or do not enter answer (i.e. the panel is below a voltage/current level so no arc flash PPE is necessary). More of a long term goal would be to put PPE labels on all of the legacy panels. I also want to add that I want to make sure my team and anyone around them is safe when operating in these live panels without instituting an overkill minimum PPE requirement.

 

In addition, will adding barriers to the higher voltage devices help lower the PPE requirement or is that just for shock protection. My internet research came up with what seemed like outdated answers.

 

Thank you in advance.

--Stephen

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