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W101 | Improving Electrical Safety with Short Circuit Protection

April 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


The concern of arc flash safety is an increasing concern for equipment operators and electrical workers. The best practice to protect your team is to understand what is happening. This class covers the basics of Short Circuit Protection by discussing how safety can be improved by going over the hazards of overcurrent, the importance of Short Circuit Ratings, and steps to enhance your circuit safety.

Register for this Course Today!

  1. When you sign up for this W101 class you will also be registered for W104 and W120.
  2. Attending all three is not mandatory, but each class builds from the previous one.
  3. If you have previously attended the W101 course you may also join to refresh yourself on the material for the next courses.
  4. For further questions contact Brian Logan at
    804-915-4704 or Brian.Logan@eeco-net.com

Topics Covered

Enhancing Short Circuit Safety with Current Limiting Fuses

  • 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

Hazards of Overcurrents

  • Electromagnetic Force
  • Heat
  • Arc Energy

Importance of Adequate Short Circuit Ratings

  • SCCR
  • AIR
  • High Fault Current Ratings

Additionally, you can earn Personal Development Hours for each session you attend and you will receive a certificate for your PE as needed

Hear From The Best In The Business

Speaker - Mike Lang, Principal Field Engineer at 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.

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April 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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