Arc Flash: Protection Beyond PPE

This webinar occurred on June 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM EST.
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Electrical safety has always been an important topic for EHS managers. Traditional approaches include Lockout Tagout, wearing appropriate PPE, and proper labeling and warnings. Arc flash is a very important part of electrical safety that has gained increased prominence with recent advances in our understanding of the phenomenon. As understanding of arc flash has advanced so too have techniques for personnel protection. These new methods go well beyond tradition approaches, and are starting to blur the line between EHS and plant engineering.

EHS managers are being called upon to evaluate, approve, and even budget for, systems that were once considered strictly electrical systems. These systems can now contain features that deliver arc flash protection. Arc resistant switchgear, maintenance switches, and arc flash containment devices are some examples.

This webinar will discuss causes of arc flash and some of the protection solutions that are now available, and will better equip EHS managers to make arc flash protection decisions that go beyond PPE.

 

This webinar occurred on June 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM EST.
Watch this webinar On-Demand.


Speakers:

Dave Benton, Area Manager for GE Energy Services, Industrial Solutions
Mr. Benton has worked for GE in electrical power delivery and control field engineering for 35 years. 5 of those years have been focused on EHS training as a certified Electrical Safety Trainer. Dave has a BSEE from Iowa State University, and is a Professional Engineer.


Ed Hamilton, Marketing Manager for GE Energy Services, Industrial Solutions
Mr. Hamilton has 19 years of experience in the electrical power distribution and controls industry. With experience as a Field Engineer, Product Manager, Commercial Operations Manager, Master Black Belt, and currently Marketing Manager for Industrial and OEM segments. Ed has a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Duration: 1 Hour