Being near live electrical equipment can be dangerous, whether
from electrical shock or the arc flash hazard.
GE solutions exist to help reduce the arc flash hazard
risk levels and improve arc flash electrical safety,
depending on your specific needs.
Today's power system engineer must not only assure that the facility receives all the power it needs efficiently and reliably, it is also important to make sure it is done as safely as possible, without loss of reliability, and under tight budgetary constraints and new standards like NFPA70E.
Arc flash hazard exposure is a function of fault clearing time at an arcing current and a worker's distance from the event.
Multiple techniques can be employed to limit exposure and reduce the risk of an arc explosion.
GE delivers multiple products and services that minimize exposure in both new and existing facilities.
Through continuous research, product development, technical publications and industry support, GE helps lead the way in arc flash hazard reduction by:
- Continuously conducting field surveys to address concerns that relate to arc flash protection
- Investing in research and development of products that help reduce the risks of arc flash
- Supporting industry-wide efforts, such as our sponsorship and participation in Plant Engineering’s Arc Flash University and in IEEE events
- Offering training on NFPA70E and Electrical Safety