Understand risks of energized panels with regular arc flash assessments

When doing work on an energized panel, your employees need critical information to keep themselves and others safe from an arc flash. Changes made in your electrical systems add up over time and it can be hard to keep your assessments up to date. Regulations require that you renew your assessment every five years. Eliminate any uncertainty and let our electrical engineer perform your arc flash audit and ensure your assessment is up to date and to reduce your risk.

Our Arc Flash Risk Assessment is performed by an engineer using power system analysis software, providing you with the tools and resources for success. From performing the risk assessment and printing the proper arc flash labels, to collaboration with your stakeholders and a detailed assessment report, our engineers help you reach, and maintain, compliance.

What is an arc flash?

An arc flash can be thought of as an explosion of electricity. A tiny spark can draw increasing amounts of power, causing a flare-up of intense light and heat that can be fatal for anyone nearby.

Necessary measures to implement

Critical information employees need to stay safe include the appropriate distance to maintain and the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear -- all on a pre-printed label at the panel.

How Omron can help

We incorporate regulatory requirements from OSHA and NFPA 70E to create accurate, complete and calculated labels, so employees understand the hazard levels and the steps to protect themselves.

What you'll receive in an arc flash assessment

Our Arc Flash Risk Assessments are conducted by Brady electrical engineers using power system analysis software to provide you with the tools and resources for success. Your Arc Flash Risk assessment report includes:

  • An electrical system single-line diagram modeled in power system analysis software
  • A fault current study
  • A protective device coordination study
  • Recommendations for improving arc flash safety and reducing incident energy levels
  • Corresponding arc flash labels and label installation

The process

  1. One of our engineers holds a kick-off meeting that includes team-building with your internal stakeholders and a facility tour.
  2. The engineer collects and audits your arc flash data to identify all electrical equipment and document conductor lengths, ampacities, overcurrent protection device ratings, and the like.
  3. Once all the data is collected, the engineer enters the information into the power system analysis software to create a single-line diagram of the electrical system.
  4. With all information in hand, the engineer creates your risk assessment report and the corresponding arc flash labels.
  5. Once the report is complete, the engineer reviews your report and installs the labels.