Tech Talk - Jim Phillips - Arc Flash & Electrical Power - NFPA 70E 2021


What do we need to know about Changes to the IEEE 1584-2018? How does it affect the NFPA 70E standard 2021?


Jim Phillips will discuss new changes to the IEEE 1584-2018 and NFPA 70E 2021. How does it affect facilities electrically? What can we expect in the future? How do we work on energized equipment when the label states DANGER (above 40 cal/cm2)? What are some mitigation techniques to reduce the incident energy?

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  • Date: 28 Jul 2020
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
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  • Seattle , Washington
  • United States 98125
  • Mike Brisbois, Chair

  • Co-sponsored by Brain Filler and Seattle PES Society
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  • Starts 01 June 2020 10:27 PM
  • Ends 28 July 2020 05:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge


Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips of Brain Filler


IEEE 1584 IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations

Jim Phillips, PE

For almost 40 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.


Professional Background

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the Ohio State University. His career began with Square D Company’s Power System Analysis Group where he was responsible for power system studies, software development and training at their engineering training programs – where his love of teaching all began.

Later, Jim was with Ohio Edison Company where he performed transmission planning studies and then headed up the short circuit studies group. He was also an adjunct faculty member for Stark State College where he taught classes on electrical power systems.  Jim formed the engineering company Phillips Engineers + Consultants which provided electrical and mechanical design services, power system studies and power quality analysis.  Today his focus is primarily on electrical power training and arc flash training, standards development and forensic analysis.

Jim is a Registered Professional Engineer and his experience includes everything from planning transmission systems, to design and analysis of industrial, commercial and utility power systems, co-generation plant design, expert witness and forensic analysis.


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Biography of Jim Phillips

Tech Talk with Jim Phillips on changes to the IEEE 1584-2018 and NFPA 70E 2021 standard.

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