Arc Flash

November 12, 2015

Hospitals don’t have the luxury of shutting down critical electrical systems for routine maintenance.  Arc flash labeling provides the foundation for a “work safe” preventative maintenance program along Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 compliance.  HED engineers have developed an analytical model to identify incident energy for each possible fault condition, providing maintenance staff accurate hazard assessment and determination of appropriate personnel protection equipment when working with the electrical systems.  When Beaumont Health System decided to initiate a tri-campus wide arc flash program, HED was selected to provide turnkey services for the 7-million-square-foot project, assessing more than 17,180 components.