Don’t Have a Blast! Best Practices for Arc-Flash Mitigation
Arc-flash reduction methods must be considered prior to working on energized electrical equipment for personnel safety. The idea behind energy reduction is to place energized electrical equipment in a state…
David Rewitzer, Hood Patterson & Dewar
A Reliable Arc-Flash Protection System
An electric arc or arc flash occurs when a high voltage causes ionization of a gas — for example, air. Ionization turns an ordinarily nonconductive gas into conductive gas that…
Hang Li & Deepti Almelkar, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
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Along the extensive and complex electrical system infrastructure from generation to transmission and distribution, the wide variety of medium- and high-voltage circuit breakers (MV/HV CB) vary in size, interrupting medium, number of breaks per phase, and various other attributes. To ...
A basic distinction can be made between system safety and product safety. Product safety has improved constantly over the past ...
Specs & Standards
ANSI/NETA ETT–2022 REVISION COMPLETED ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, has completed an American National Standard revision process. ANSI administrative approval was granted January 7, 2022. The new edition will be released in March 2022 and supersedes ...