Arc Flash

Arc Flash is a safety hazard involving sudden release of electric energy from a low impedance connection to ground or another voltage phase in an electrical system. An arc flash hazard can exist when energized electrical conductors or circuit parts are exposed or are within equipment in a guarded or enclosed condition, if a person is interacting with the equipment in a manner that could cause electric arc.

Arch Flash hazard analysis is a study investigating a worker’s potential exposure to arc flash energy, conducted for the purpose of injury prevention and the determination of safe work practices, arc flash protection boundary, and the appropriate levels of personal protective equipment.

Ainsworth’s Power Services team specializes in Arc Flash Analysis and awareness trainings that are compliant with Canadian Workplace Electric Safety Standard CSA Z462. The key elements of our Arc Flash Analysis and awareness include

  • Arc Flash Hazard Training
  • Personal Protective Equipment Plan
  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Consulting Services for Power Transmission and Distribution Systems
  • Coordination Studies