Family owned and operated for over 40 years
We are a full service electrical contractor specializing in motors, machines, and controls.
Founded over 30 years ago by Jim Davis. The company is still a family owned and operated limited partnership company.
We take pride in maintaining a clientele of customers in which some have been with us for most of the 30 years.
What is Arc Flash?
Arc flash is a short circuit through air that flashes over from one exposed live conductor to another conductor or to ground. Arc flash incidents are common and costly, and the frequency of reported accidents is increasing. This is why arc flash has become a very hot topic within OSHA and the safety industry overall.
What Kind of Injuries Can Arch Flash Cause?
Injuries from arc flash accidents tend to be severe, and result from two types of hazards:
Arc Flash: Electric arcs superheat the air into a highly conductive plasma (think arc welder) reaching up to 35,000°F vaporizing the copper sending a wall of molten metal and shrapnel at speeds in excess of 700mph. Serious burns are very common even at a distance of 10 feet.
Arc Blast: Arc faults can produce a pressure wave as high as 2000 lbs/sq ft causing lung collapse with a sound wave exceeding 140dB which is well above the 105dB of most ear protection.
Your Opportunity to Reduce the Risk.
To increase safety and ensure compliance throughout your workplace, it is critical to learn and identify arc flash hazards in your facilities, train employees in safe work practices, and use labels and other awareness aids to keep the message in the forefront and reinforce the desired behavior.
What You Need to Do.
An Arc Flash study is mandated for all businesses by NFPA 70E and proper labeling installed on each piece of electrical equipment.
This labeling must present a “Warning” and list the personal protective equipment category that maintenance personal must follow to be safe during an incident.
Call us for further information and assistance with your arc flash compliance. Don't wait till it's to late.