It is currently Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:51 am



Post new topic Reply to topic
Author Message
ekstra   ara
 Post subject: Engineering oversite
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:53 am
Posts: 1
Is there any requirements that an arc flash study must be performed by an engineer? If not is there any other qualifications required?


Top
 Profile Send private message  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:38 pm 
Offline
Arc Level

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:35 am
Posts: 445
Location: Wisconsin
There is no national requirement relating to qualifications to perform studies.

Most states would probably include arc flash studies under their 'general engineering laws' (i.e. Professional Engineering licensing rules) due to the safety issue associated with the results.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:52 am 
Offline
Sparks Level

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:40 am
Posts: 119
John R wrote:
Is there any requirements that an arc flash study must be performed by an engineer? If not is there any other qualifications required?


There is no real requirement in any ofthe standards, BUT in any area that does require electrical engineering work to be performed by a Lic. Engineer, it is likely to be considered "engineering Work" and hence required to be performed either "under the supervision of" or directly by a PE.
[The situation can get a little sticky when one performs a study for a facility in State A, for a Client in State B, while physically being in state C. Technically one might have to be a PE in all 3 to be completly covered.]


Top
 Profile Send private message  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:09 am 
Offline
Arc Level

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:35 am
Posts: 445
Location: Wisconsin
JKlessig wrote:
[The situation can get a little sticky when one performs a study for a facility in State A, for a Client in State B, while physically being in state C. Technically one might have to be a PE in all 3 to be completly covered.]


The governing engineering laws are always those of the location in which the facility exists. My company regularly (i.e. daily) performs studies based on the scenario you described, the only seal affixed to the report is that of the facilities locale.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
© 2017 Arcflash Forum / Brainfiller, Inc. | P.O. Box 12024 | Scottsdale, AZ 85267 USA | 800-874-8883