Arc Flash Studies

In the oil and gas industry, electricity plays a vital role in just about every function of upstream, midstream and downstream company operations.  Technological advances using electricity have improved efficiencies of operating assets; however the dangers that come with electricity remain. Companies must remain vigilant and take preventative measures to mitigate these risks and protect against hazards such as arc flash.

Arc flash warning sticker

According to OSHA, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another or to ground. The results are often violent, and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur.

At SKW, we help our clients take proper precautions to protect facility personnel from arc flash incidents. Warning signs with clearly demarcated approach zones and identifying the proper personal protection equipment (PPE) required are necessary for worker safety and OSHA compliance.

Our team of electrical engineers can complete a full study and analysis of your facility and provide the correct recommendations with the full code documents. We deliver the best safety information available to facility workers who are called upon to do a hazardous job. Additionally, through the insights gained during the arc flash study, we can help you better understand your system and prepare you for future additions and upgrades.

SKW Enterprise Solutions Arc Flash Studies include:

  • Data Collection and Reporting
  • One Line Diagrams
  • Short Circuit Study
  • Time Current Protective Device Study
  • Coordination Study
  • Shock Hazard Analysis
  • Arc Flash Hazard and Risk Analysis
  • Recommendations for Trip Settings
  • Warning Labels

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