Myths and Realities in Electric Arc Protection [46.14]
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center

   Mikhail Golovkov, Consultant, ArcFlash-CRT

Track: Industrial Safety
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

Confusion and misinformation exist among electrical workers and safety professionals regarding electric arc flash protection because of the lack of arc knowledge and persistent myths. This session discusses topics that are designed to clarify what is real and what is not in arc properties: types of electric arcs and differences in thermal hazards; limitations of arc rating values leading to possible deficiency in protection; arc is electric discharge but not a detonation or explosion; lack of information for accidents statistics.

Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish types of electric arc.
2. Explain differences in thermal hazard of different types of arc.
3. Identify safe working position depending on type of arc.
4. Recognize limitations of arc rating.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
File 1

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