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3T - Arc Flash Basics and Hazard Planning Program

3 Technical Hours
3T - Arc Flash Basics and Hazard Planning Program is available for purchase in increments of 1



Title: Arc Flash Basics and Hazard Planning Program



Contact Hours: 3 Hours Technical

Language: English

Format: Lecture (No Video)



This course gives an overview of arc flash hazards and concisely reports the different causes, nature, findings, directions and processes related with arc flash hazards. In order to address the hazard, it is first required to formulate an understanding of the process.

An electric arc or an arcing fault is a flashover of electric current through air in electrical devices from one exposed live conductor to another or to ground. Arc flash hazard is the risk of excessive heat exposure and severe burn hurt due to arcing faults in electrical systems. Electric arcs generate intense heat, sound blast and pressure waves. They have really high temperatures, radiate acute heat, can inflame clothes and induce serious injuries that can be fateful.

This course is suitable for engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of arc flash assessment and adequate hazard planning program. Presented details cover issues related to arc flash nature and causes, NFPA 70E protection boundaries, personal protective equipment, hazard classification, hazard study methods, mitigation measures and arc flash hazard planning program.


Learning Objectives:

This continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Arc flash nature and causes
  • NFPA 70E protection boundaries
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hazard classification and study methods
  • Hazard mitigation methods
  • Arc flash hazard planning program


About The Author 

Velimir started his professional career in the Electrical Engineering Institute "Nikola Tesla" Belgrade as Project Engineer working on various distribution system planning projects. He moved to Middle East where he is involved in analysis and planning of the EHV and MV transmission and distribution networks as well as conceptual and detailed design, installation and commissioning of substations for major consultancies and local utility companies. He also got significant experience working for the major oil companies solving their complex operational issues helping them to improve overall production.

He modelled various phenomena in the power systems including steady state, dynamic, harmonic and fast transient responses. He has good knowledge in substation design, HV cable sizing and installation and earthing system design. He understands how projects are successfully managed throughout complete cycle. He has profound knowledge of power system modelling and analysis software tools, CAD design and GIS systems.     

He has rich experience working on projects in UK, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Bahrain and Serbia. Velimir authored several technical papers that were published in IEEE proceedings. He is a member of IEEE Power Society and CIGRE.

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