Ed McConnell, PE, Master Engineer at SSOE, recently authored an article in Plant Engineering Magazine where he explains the new arc flash standards for IEEE 1584. In November of 2018, a complete revision was issued. This article summarizes the significant changes and addresses the major impacts of these revisions when it comes to electrical systems to minimize the risk to employees and contractors.
Ed has over 40 years of experience and specializes in facility electrical power distribution, large motor starting, lighting, electrical systems grounding, building grounding, building utilities electrical power and control, substations, security systems, communication systems, and fire detection and alarm systems. His experience includes electrical power system analysis (arc flash) and design in hazardous areas such as Class I and Class II environments.
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