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Arc Flash Electrical Safety

Arc Flash Electrical Safety

An arc flash is a dangerous situation in which an electrical current leaves its intended path and leaps through the air from one conducting source to another, or even sometimes the ground. Many times the transfer of electrical energy resembles and arc, hence the term arc flash. However, it is important to never underestimate the

Mike Wilson | April 23, 2013 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Workplace Safety


Arc Flash Analysis Software

Arc Flash Analysis Software

It is the legal duty of any factory’s management to make sure that it protects its employees from the dangers of arc flash. Most importantly, they need to comply with the OSHA industry standards which among other things, require that the management conducts a proper assessment of the arc flash hazards within and around the

Mike Wilson | February 15, 2013 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Workplace Safety


Arc Flash Software

Arc Flash Software

An arc flash happens when electrically energized equipment undergoes an electrical fault. It is actually a flow of electric current in the surrounding air. The temperature around the equipment may rise to temperatures of about 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit, causing even metal to vaporize. When this metal vapor and the hot air combine, a great explosive force

Mike Wilson | January 3, 2013 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety






Energy and Electrical Safety For Industrial Facilities and House

Energy and Electrical Safety For Industrial Facilities and House

Some people have to work around energized and deenergized electrical panels, wires, and machinery on an almost daily basis in their homes and at their workplaces. Make sure to work around deenergized equipment whenever physically possible. If it is arc flash-related or home power-related, electricity can be a huge problem when lines go down or

Mike Wilson | October 11, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Safety, Workplace Safety


Thermal  Label Printer Reviews : Brother Barcode Label Maker

Thermal Label Printer Reviews : Brother Barcode Label Maker

When your company requires a label maker capable of producing thermal-printed barcodes, the Brother™ QL-1060N might be one that will do the trick. With a 4″ wide printhead, it is a great option for printing both shipping and barcode labels.  It offers an auto-cutter, which slices the label after it is done printing.  According to

Mike Wilson | September 14, 2012 | Safety Products | Arc Flash, Barcoding, Industrial Label Printers, Label Makers, Labeling, Thermal Label Printer


Arc Flash Analysis Software Gets Upgrade in ArcAd v5.0

Arc Flash Analysis Software Gets Upgrade in ArcAd v5.0

ArcAdvisor.com recently added new options to their highly-popular arc flash analysis software.  According to ArcAd, in version 5.0, the following features have been added to its already robust selection of analytical tools: 1. Circuit protection device filter was implemented in main program screen by make it easier locating the upstream protection device by manufacturer name

Mike Wilson | September 12, 2012 | Safety Products | Arc Flash, Labeling, Safety


Workplace Safety and Arc Flash Labels

Workplace Safety and Arc Flash Labels

When injuries occur at an industrial workplace, sudden fatal explosions or electrical flashes can be the culprit. For this reason, many factories use arc flash labels to warn employees of hazardous areas. At any time, a large number of employees obtain electrical charges that can cause immobility in their arms and hands. Additionally, it can

Mike Wilson | September 11, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Safety, Workplace Safety


Why It Pays To Use Pre-Printed Arc Flash Labels

Why It Pays To Use Pre-Printed Arc Flash Labels

If you’ve ever had to label every single electrical breaker panel, transformer, or other utility box in your facility, you know how important it is to have two things, a good, fast, quality thermal label printer and a whole lot of pre-printed, die-cut  arc flash labeling stickers. Make Your Life Easier You’ll be making a

Mike Wilson | September 7, 2012 | Safety Products | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, Labeling, Safety, Workplace Safety


Arcad’s Arc Flash News

Arcad’s Arc Flash News

We carry Arcad’s arc flash analysis software, and they’re now pushing their latest update — version 5.0, for which they sent us an email the other day mentioning how they got “confirmed to meet NEC, CEC code and IEEE P 1584, NFPA 70E, CSA Z462 standard requirements” and received a certificate of compliance by a

Mike Wilson | July 25, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Workplace Safety