Arc Flash Training Class
New Class Opportunity!
In a fraction of a second, an electrical incident can claim lives and cause permanently disabling injuries. In fact, hundreds of deaths and thousands of burn injuries occur each year due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast -- and most could be prevented through arc flash training, professional expertise, and compliance with NFPA 70E.
IEEE Spokane is pleased to offer a new class opportunity for professionals and organizations requiring the latest know-how and expertise to combat this deadly threat most effectively for their career or company!
IEEE SPOKANE SECTION WILL BE HOSTING A 2-DAY ARC FLASH CLASS WITH INSTRUCTION BY THE WELL-KNOWN ARC FLASH EXPERT, JIM PHILLIPS, P.E.!
Expert Jim Phillips has offered over 20 different electrical power and electrical safety training programs including topics such as: NFPA 70E • Arc Flash Calculation Studies • Symmetrical Components • National Electrical Code • Grounding • Protective Relaying • Electrical Design • Short Circuit Analysis -- and more!
Early Bird IEEE Member $895
Early Bird Non-IEEE Member $995
Standard Registration IEEE Member $950
Standard Registration Non-IEEE Member $1050
Cost includes lunch and snacks both days. Early bird prices good through April 11th, 2018.
Additionally, you will receive:
- Instructions on how to perform an Arc Flash Study
- Jim’s AC AND DC arc flash calculation worksheets
- Training manual containing over 300 pages
- Jim’s 30 page Arc Flash Calculation Guide
- Many calculation examples and problems
- 16 hours of Continuing Education Credit
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Date and Time
- Start time: 16 May 2018 08:30 AM
- End time: 17 May 2018 04:30 PM
- All times are US/Pacific
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For over 35 years, Jim has been helping tens of thousands of people around the world understand electrical power system design, analysis and safety. Having taught over 2500 seminars during his career to people from all seven continents (Yes Antarctica is included!), he has developed a reputation for being one of the best trainers and public speakers in the electric power industry.
- Vice Chair of IEEE 1584 – IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculation
- International Chairman – International Electrotechnical Commission IEC TC78 – Live Working
- Steering Committee – IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project.
- Liaison Officer between IEEE 1584 and IEC TC78/WG15 Arc Flash Protection Committees.
- Author of the book: Complete Guide to Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies
- Contributing Editor for Multi Award Winning – Electrical Contractor Magazine
- Founder of the internationally known website: ArcFlashForum.com
Day One – Agenda – Arc Flash Training Class
Start time: 8:30
End time: 4:30
The first day introduces the concepts required to perform an arc flash study based on IEEE 1584. These concepts which not only include NFPA 70E requirements but also short circuit calculation basics, time current coordination curves, 85 percent multiplier, 125 kVA cut off, labeling and more, are necessary for a better understanding of Day Two.
Physiological Effects, Electrocution, Tissue Damage, Internal Organ Damage, Burns Fibrillation, “Curable” 2nd Degree Burn
CODES AND STANDARDS
OSHA 29 CFR – Part 1910, Subpart S, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®, 2018 NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, IEEE Standard 1584™, IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations, Legal Requirements, Liability
Electric Shock, Arc Flash, Arc Blast, Ultraviolet Light, Sound Pressure, Burn Injury
ARC FLASH CIRCUIT DYNAMICS – FAULT CURRENT, ARC DURATION, PLASMA
Arcing Faults vs. Bolted Faults / IEEE 1584, Effect of Current on Overcurrent Device Clearing Time, Current Limitation, Effect of Transformer Size and Source Strength
2018 NFPA 70E REQUIREMENTS
Shock and Arc Flash Risk Assessments, Creating Energized Work Permits, Electrically Safe Working Conditions, Arc Flash Labels, Qualified Person
ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL WORK PERMIT
Purpose of Permit, Using IEEE 1584 Calculations for the EEWP, Approvals Process, Exemptions
ARC FLASH BOUNDARY
AFB Definition, Purpose, Work Within the Arc Flash Boundary, Jim’s Approach – Using Standardized Large Boundaries, Overview of IEEE 1584 approach.
ARC-FLASH HAZARD IDENTIFICATION TABLE
NFPA 70E Table 130.7(C)(15)(A)(a) Arc-Flash Hazard Identification for AC Systems,
When is Arc Flash PPE Required?
ARC-FLASH HAZARD PPE CATEGORIES
Use of NFPA 70E Table 130.7(C)(15)(A)(b) Arc-Flash Hazard PPE Categories
ARC RATED CLOTHING AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT SELECTION
Using IEEE 1584 Incident Energy Calculations to Select Protective Clothing and PPE, Face Protection, Head Protection, Hand Protection, Foot Protection, Limitations
IEEE 1584 –GUIDE FOR PERFORMING ARC FLASH HAZARD CALCULATIONS
History and Overview, Range of Applicability, Data Requirements, Study Process, Table of Results for the Arc Flash Study Report.
Day Two – Agenda – Arc Flash Training Class
Start time: 8:00
End time: 4:30
During the second day, Jim takes you step-by-step through the various IEEE 1584 calculations including the arcing short circuit current, incident energy and the arc flash boundary. In addition Jim takes you through DC arc flash calculations which he introduced in 2010 based on a few technical papers as well as supporting test data.
ARC FLASH STUDY BASED ON IEEE 1584 CALCULATIONS
Overview, Data Requirements, Where to Begin
ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANY DATA
What data should be requested, minimum and maximum fault current, why not to use infinite bus calculations, what if the data can not be obtained?
SINGLE LINE DIAGRAM AND SYSTEM MODELING
Importance of the Up-to-Date Diagram, System Configurations, High vs. Low Fault Current, 125 kVA Transformer Exception, Motor Contribution
ARCING CURRENT CALCULATIONS, WORKSHEETS, EXAMPLE AND PROBLEMS
IEEE 1584 Arcing Current Calculations < 1kV and 1 kV to 15 kV, Defining the Arc Gap Based on Equipment Type, K1 for Arcing Current in a Box vs. Open Air
ARC FLASH DURATION – TIME CURRENT CURVES
Determining the Arcing Current Clearing time, 85% vs. 100%, 2 Second Cut Off Allowance, Time Current Curves, Arc Self Extinction
INCIDENT ENERGY CALCULATIONS, WORKSHEETS AND CLASS PROBLEMS
IEEE 1584 Incident Energy Calculations, Calculation Parameters, Calculation Factor Cf, Distance Exponent X, Working Distance, Grounded vs. Ungrounded, Effect of Equipment Type on Incident Energy Calculations
ARC FLASH BOUNDARY CALCULATIONS, WORKSHEETS AND CLASS PROBLEMS
Arc Flash Boundary Calculations Based IEEE 1584 Equations, Unusually Large Boundaries, Calculation Worksheets, Problem Solving
DC ARC FLASH CALCULATIONS, WORKSHEETS, EXAMPLES AND PROBLEMS
V-I Characteristics, DC Arc Resistance Calculations, DC Incident Energy Calculations, Box vs. Open Arc Calculations, Calculation Worksheets, Problem Solving
DETERMINING PPE REQUIRMENTS FROM INCIDENT ENERGY CALCULATIONS
Using calculated incident energy to determine PPE requirements. Simplifying the Selection
ARC FLASH WARNING LABELS
Simplifying the Arc Flash Lables, Minimum Requirements, Label Locations, ANSI Z535 Requirements, Incident Energy vs. Site Specific PPE vs. Arc Rating, Signal Words and Colors
RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE THE ARC FLASH HAZARD
Increase Working Distance, Remote Operation, Maintenance Settings, Arc Resistant Equipment, Current Limiting Devices, “Holes” in Present Standards, The Electrically Safe Working Condition Paradox, Future Research and Developments
STEPS TO SIMPLIFY THE ARC FLASH CALCULATION STUDY
Jim’s “What would you like the answer to be?” Approach, Simplify the Selection of PPE and Arc Flash Boundary