ARC FLASH HAZARD ANALYSIS
Middleton Group provides specialist advice and services to improve safety by assessing, educating and providing solutions to address arc flash hazards.
WHAT IS ARC FLASH HAZARD ANALAYS?
An arc is the plasma cloud that develops during and following an electrical fault, whereby the insulating properties of air are overcome through rapid ionisation. As a result, there will be a rapid energy release due to an arcing current flowing through this plasma cloud causing a pressure wave of considerable magnitude, that if contained may lead to switchboard structural failure. This phenomena is known as arc flash hazard. It has the potential to cause severe injury to personnel in the vicinity of the incident.
An arc flash is therefore an uncontrolled chaotic event, as opposed to the controlled interruption of electrical arcs that are a normal part of electrical operation to interrupt current within an item of switchgear such as an isolator, circuit breaker or contactor.
We have conducted arc flash studies for electrical network across various industries including water, industrial and renewables.
We have helped our client meet their safety obligation under national safety guidelines. Building awareness of arc flash hazards when working with older electrical asset is our priority. We genuinely care about the people interacting directly with the electrical asset and work with them closely to understand their system, document safety issues, mitigate them with economical and practical solutions.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Our expertise allows for comprehensive arc flash hazard analysis for HV and LV electrical assets, we recommend appropriate mitigation measures including informative arc flash hazard labels to increase safety awareness.
We emphasise to work closely with site personnel to understand their everyday operations. This helps us to accurately calculate the hazard levels and provide appropriate solutions.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Specialist technical advisory in assessing arc flash hazard level and remediation measures
Raise safety awareness and compliance with OH&S codes
Site safety and electrical asset operation