Why risk assessment is critical to the arc flash analysis

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This paper presents a brief history of safety measures addressing the arc flash hazard and explains the importance of the risk assessment.

The performance of the arc flash analysis is not complete in itself. The arc flash analysis can be performed and the equipment can all have up-to-date and accurate labels, but employees still need to know how the information provided fits into the overall protection scheme. Risk assessment must take into account the information from the arc flash hazard analysis, but that is not all there is to it. This paper presents a brief history of safety measures addressing the arc flash hazard and explains the importance of the risk assessment.

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