Online Arc Flash Safety Training
Featuring Doug Baucom of Verifiable Results
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Here is an overview of Arc Flash Safety Training taught by Doug Baucom, P.E.
Doug’s clear and concise presentation of arc flash safety essentials is geared to prepare all electrical workers to stay safe on the job.
What is an arc flash? This dangerous phenomenon happens when an electric current travels through the air between conductors, or even ground. It occurs violently, in a fraction of a second. The speed of the event is so fast that there is no way for a victim to get out of the way and protect themselves. It happens frequently when the equipment being worked on is energized.
What are the effects of Arc flash?
The effects of an arc flash can be devastating. The flash can produce temperatures upwards of 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, burning everything in its path.
With 2,000 pounds of pressure per square foot, it will violently knock anyone on the ground.
The accompanying light, soundwaves, and fumes can be just as damaging. Arc flash sound blasts are as loud as a gun at up to 140 dB. The flames and heat coming from the arc flash can easily ignite a building fire, causing further damage and loss of life. Anything metal propelled by the blast is molten from the heat, and can penetrate clothing, skin, and everything else in its path.