The complexity of short circuit protection has grown due to increased safety requirements. The major industry regulations and standards that that must be observed are OSHA, NFPA 70E®, CSA-Z462, IEEE Standard 1584, and NFPA 70®: National Electric Code®. Technology has also improved, providing for better protection with fewer required devices. The combination of safety requirements and improved technology has produced many challenges for compliance and ensuring optimal protection.
What can I do to ensure my facility meets these requirements?
A thorough audit can reveal improvement potential in arc flash energy reduction, coordination, short circuit protection, and inventory. However, conducting such an audit can be a time consuming venture, and may be best to outsource to specialized service providers. This is especially true if electrical hazard assessment or coordination studies are required.
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How do I begin a comprehensive audit?
Consider the Merson Fuse Control program. It will give you the support you need to mitigate arc flash hazards, achieve code compliance, eliminate obsolete fuse categories, reduce inventory by 25% or more and offer the highest grade over-current protection available. Benefits include:
1) Improved workplace safety
2) Decreased operating costs
3) Reduced downtime associated with electrical failures
4) Streamlined inventory
5) Easier electrical code compliance
The inventory audit and analysis is a free service. Other services can be quoted as required. The process is typically conducted in three phases:
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