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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:50 am 
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Interesting article based on utility surveys for arc flash compliance

http://www.incident-prevention.com/component/zine/article/124-confused-about-arc-flash-compliance.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:43 am 
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We have not seen a case yet where the high voltage energy levels are much of a problem. Contact still seems to be the greater hazard. The low voltage equipment however is a whole different story. Mitigation techniques and work methods seem to be about as wide ranging as the equipment and the systems.

Some are trying to embrace the de-energized approach with the pad-mounts and transclosures, but don't look forward to telling the Wal-Mart super center that they will be in the dark and the cash registers won't work for the afternoon.

These are difficult adjustments and I think will take some time for a utility industry that has always taken pride in "keeping the lights on".


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