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Pattern Energy

Arc Flash Study

Year

2019

Location

California

Service Provided

System Protection

Arc Flash Study

How we helped

SynchroGrid performed an arc flash analysis on the electrical distribution system for a wind farm operated by Pattern Energy. The study was executed to determine the incident energy levels for 500, 34.5, 0.69 kV equipment, and 240 V AC Panels and 125 V DC Panels. Arc flash hazard analysis was performed using ETAP 18.1.1 software. We made arc flash mitigation recommendations when the incident energy exposures were greater than 40 cal/cm2, as mandated by NFPA 70E.

OSHA requires employers to protect employees from electrical hazards that include arc flash. They look to the prescriptive-based requirements of NFPA 70E to fulfill the performance-based requirements included in its standards. NFPA 70E outlines the safety processes necessary to reduce injuries that can result from being exposed to electrical hazards.

SynchroGrid can provide you with arc flash hazard identification and mitigation so your facility complies with NFPA 70E.

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