Arc Flash Calculation Methods
This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of arc flash hazard computations suggested by IEEE and NFPA. All formulas and calculation procedures presented in this course are the property of the IEEE and NFPA. Students are encouraged to consult the standards for additional details.
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 4 PDH online course is suitable for engineers with a desire to understand procedures for completing arc flash studies.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the arch flash calculation methods
- Learning about the approach boundaries
- Learning about incident energy
- Learning how to calculate arcing time
- Determining the risk category
- Understanding the assessment results format used on single line diagrams, reports and labels
In this professional online engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document which is based on IEEE 1584, NFPA 70E standards and practical experience of completing arc flash hazard calculations.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 4 PDH credits.
Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.