ARC Flash Hazard Analysis by Pamav Training Institute & Technology Center, Inc. - SpeedyCourse Philippines
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Course Background:


Every year there are more than 3,000 disabling contact injuries resulting from preventable electrical accidents in the workplace? Did you know that electrical accidents are 10 to 30 times more fatal compared to other workplace accidents? As an electrical engineer what are you doing to ensure a safe environment? Electrical Safety is a critical issue in a workplace and is required to be part of every company safety program. Electrical accidents have far reaching consequences beyond lost time, damage to equipment or jump in insurance premiums. They can also greatly affect company’s image in the community and may lead to costly litigation. In fact, 3 of the top 10 OSHA violations are related to Electrical Safety. One of these major issues is Arc Flash. Arc Flash is an electrical explosion accompanied by blinding flash of light powerful shockwave and extreme temperature as high as 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Arc Blast is an extreme form of arc flash where sounds 160 dB and molten metal attract or thrown out a greater than 700 miles an hour. Arc flash most commonly occurs through some form of interaction. Whether human or mechanical interaction during maintenance or during regular operation, it can be because of poor maintenance of equipment debris throughout the facility. There are three main reasons that should be considered; first is safety, second if there’s a risk management and the third is law. This course will help electrical engineers to conduct arc flash hazard analysis in reference to minimum standards and actual practices.


Who should attend:

This course will enhance the understanding and increase competencies for:

  • Design Engineers
  • Safety Engineers / Electrical Engineers
  • Facility Engineers
  • Project and/or Construction Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • PEE, REE or graduate of Electrical Engineering


Topics to be discuss:

  • Overview of Electrical Arc flash hazards
  • Arc Flash Hazard Program
  • Arc Flash Calculations Methods

o   IEEE Std. 1584-2002

o   Arcing Current

o   Incident Energy

o   Protection Boundaries

  • Steps in Arc Flash Calculations
  • Protection VS Coordination
  • Arc Flash Mitigation
  • Arc Flash analysis using Power System Software
  • Personal Protective Equipment


Course Fee:  Php 14,740.00 per person inclusive snacks, lunch, and certificate of completion

At the end of the training, the participants will receive the following:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Continuing Professional Education points (as required by PRC and IIEE)


Course Outline:


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Enumerate the fundamental, principles of load flow analysis, short circuit analysis and protection coordination in relation to arc flash analysis
  • Determine arc flash hazard categories in relation to actual practices.
  • Review theories, formulas and techniques for power system analysis in relation to short circuit, coordination and arc flash hazard
  • Create and understand Arc Flash Hazard and its application.
  • Understand the use of protective device to mitigate arc flash hazard.
  • Maximize the use of protective devices: use of instantaneous function/ trip
  • Generate an Arc Flash hazard analysis using software (Paladin DesignBase formerly EDSA)


Day 1- 8 Hours


  1. Overview of Arc Flash Hazards
    • Causes of Arc Flash
    • Standards involving Arc Flash (NFPA 70E VS IEEE 1584)
    • Flash Protection Boundaries


  1. Arc Flash Hazard Program
    • Processes
    • Assessment of Resources
    • Management and implementation of Arc Flash program
    • Electrical Safety Program
    • Awareness
    • Safety Audit


  1. Arc Flash Calculation Methods
    • Arcing Current
    • Incident Energy
    • Theories
    • Calculation as per IEEE 1584-2002
    • NFPA 70E Protection Boundaries
    • Arc Blast Pressure

Day 2- 8 Hours


  1. Steps in Arc Flash Calculations
    • Data Collection
    • Limits of Arc Flash Hazards
    • Load Flow analysis
    • Short Circuit Analysis
    • Protection Coordination
    • Arc Flash Analysis Hands- on
  2. Arc Flash Mitigation
    • Ways to mitigate Arc Flash
    • Shock Distances
    • Reducing the Arcing Current
    • Reducing the Arcing Time
    • Arc Flash Labeling
  3. Personal Protective Equipment
    • Standards of PPE
    • Clothing Requirement
    • Types of FR clothing
    • Selection of PPE


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PAMAV Training Institute & Technology Center, Inc.

PAMAVTECH was formed in 2005 to offer competency training programs and continuous education that offers up-to-date skills and relevant knowledge through exposure to various current industry practices. 

Our highest regard for distinction has been built on the principle of global standards; we believe that prospects for development are abundant but the skills necessary to be a successful practitioner are often beyond university learning. Hence, we are committed to equip you with the international standard knowledge and the necessary competence to prosper in the ever-evolving industry. 

Our board of directors and management team are experts in their field; they bring with them, more than 100 years of collective experience and knowledge in the academe and engineering industry.
Pamav Training Institute & Technology Center, Inc.
6F 68 Kalayaan VCP, Kalayaan Avenue, Teachers' Village West, Quezon City 1101, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1113
+632 83636800 loc 8303
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