The Arc Flash Hazard & Pending Changes to 70E

The webcast will focus on understanding, and protecting against, the arc flash hazard in an industrial workplace. Consequences of arc flash are examined, with emphasis on historical data, body burn injury and non-flame resistant vs flame resistant clothing. There are many video clips of arc flashes on real 480V equipment with clothed manikins in typical working positions.

Major advancements we will discuss include the molten metal, projection of the arc out from the gear, and focus of the energy. Next is a discussion of the current standards and enforcement, especially NFPA 70E the pending revisions. The third subject is arc flash hazard analysis and FR clothing performance testing, focusing on the quantification of incident energy and ATPV (or Arc Rating) of garments. The closing section will cover considerations when instituting or upgrading an FR program, including comfort, value, employee acceptance, proper use and laundering.

December 15, 2010
TIME: 2PM (EST) - 11AM (PST)

Scott Margolin,
Scott graduated from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Westex in 2000, he was a firefighter, and spent ten years at a major chemical company working with FR fibers, the last four years leading their flash fire business. He has conducted or observed over 3200 flash fires and more than 1100 electric arcs at laboratories in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. Included in this work are the largest and most comprehensive flash fire test series ever conducted by and independent lab; a 3 year project conducted by a major electric utility which made major advances in confined space and overhead work; and recent groundbreaking testing of low-voltage equipment arcs.
Scott participates in a number of industry organizations, including Edison Electric Institute, National Safety Council Utilities Division, ASTM, and NFPA. He frequently addresses trade associations and groups regarding electric arc and flash fire hazards, body burn injury, the protective performance of flame resistant clothing, and related topics.

Duration: 1 Hour