The Danger of Arc Flash: Are you Protected?
An arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results can be violent and extremely dangerous. If a human is nearby, the arc flash can cause serious injury or even a fatality.
An arc flash can be caused by a lot of things. Causes of arc flash include: condensation, faulty installation, material failure and corrosion. It is important to make sure your machines and control panels are in proper working order. It is also critical that arc flash studies are performed to ensure you’re not at risk.
That’s where Lakeland can help. We work with a trusted partner to provide arc flash assessments. These assessments can help identify issues before they become catastrophic problems. And if you have certain types of equipment that meet NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) requirements, you are required by law to have an arc flash assessment every five years. It is also required that employees be trained on electrical safety every three years.
Want to learn more? Contact us today for more information or to set up a free site assessment.