Join EECO and Mersen for an Exclusive online seminar

Improving Electrical Safety with Short Circuit Protection

This webinar focuses on improving safety for Industrial Control Panels in light of recent changes to IEEE1584-2018 and other safety standards and the impact they can have on your arc flash safety program.

 Part 1: Monday, August 17th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Part 2: Tuesday, August 18th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

5 Reasons

Why you should attend

1

Gain insight into improving safety for short circuits

 

2

Gain an understanding of the UL508A method for determining panel SCCR

3

Learn techniques to achieve high SCCR for control panels

4

Learn how to reduce incident energies within the control panel to less than 1.2 cal/cm²

5

Review other concepts that minimize risk to workers

Day 1 Topics

Hazards of Overcurrents

 

  • Electromagnetic Force
  • Heat
  • Arc Energy

Adequate Short Circuit Rating Importance

  • SCCR, AIR, High Fault Current Ratings

Enhance Short Circuit Safety

  • Current Limiting Fuse Performance
  • Fuses for optimum short circuit protection of equipment and components
  • Dual Element, Time Delay, or Fast Acting?
  • Fuses for minimizing arc flash hazards
  • Choosing a U/L Class as a Standard

Day 2 Topics

Short Circuit Safety with Current Limiting Fuses

  • Current limiting Performance and Advantages
  • Fuses for optimum short circuit protection of equipment and components
  • Minimizing arc flash hazards

Control Panel SCCR with Current Limiting Fuses

  • Overview of the 3-step Methodology of UL508A Supplement SB
  • Addressing low SCCR components
  • Examples

Design Concepts to Improve Reliability

  • Zones of Protection
  • Fuse Selection and Considerations for Power Circuits
  • Achieving Full Coordination for Safety

Overview and Suggestions

  • Arc Flash Hazard

Speaker

Hear from The best in the business

Mike Lang

Principal Field Engineer, Mersen

Mike has participated in over 1,000 arc flash tests in Mersen’s high power test lab as leader of the Mersen arc flash team. He has co-authored several prize-winning IEEE papers on arc flash including papers at the 2006 PCIC Conference, the 2008 PPIC Conference, and the 2016 PPIC Conference. He was also awarded the 2011 I&CPS Ralph H. Lee Department Prize Paper Award for his work on 208V arc flash research. He recently received the 2018 Technical Award for Excellence in Prevention Through Design by the Electrical Safety Committee of the IEEE Industrial Application Society.

Mike is currently co-chairman of the IEEE/NFPA Collaboration on Arc Flash Research effort and has served as a member of the Research, Test and Planning Committee and on the Technical Advisory Committee as part of Mersen’s Platinum sponsorship of the Collaborations research. Mike is an active member of the IEEE 1584 Working Group. 

Follow on LinkedIn

Register here

Part 1: Monday, August 17th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Part 2: Tuesday, August 18th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Follow the conversation on LInkedIn

EECO