PowerStudies.com, is an electrical consulting firm specializing in performing power system studies and providing power quality services. We are located in Maple Valley (Seattle), WA. Our engineers and support staff are thoroughly experienced and will give you the very highest quality work. Our company is small enough to provide you with the personal service you deserve while meeting the demands of every job.
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Six workers were sent to the hospital last Wednesday after an arc flash explosion at a Dortec Industries plant in Newmarket that manufactures door latches for vehicles. The arc blast was isolated to one manufacturing line and while the company is investigating the cause, they do not expect the incident to disrupt regular business as the blast did not cause any damage to equipment or building structure. Out of nine people injured, six were sent to the hospital and released the same day. The victims in this article are fortunate that their injuries were non-life-threatening.
At PowerStudies.com, electrical safety is a priority. Whether it’s through electrical safety training or power system analysis, we strive to give our customers the knowledge that they need to stay safe on the job. Videos like the one above are a heartbreaking reminder of why we focus so much on safety. Because we are so passionate about electrical safety on the job site, incidents such as this are a sobering reminder of how important it is to have your electrical maintenance crew properly trained in the electrical hazards that they are exposed to on a daily basis.
In the video, the jobsite foreman of a factory in Elkin, North Carolina leads us through the aftermath of an arc flash incident that took the life of Eddie Adams. Due to a careless mistake, Eddie lived the last day of his life in a condition that nobody should have to experience.
If you are interested in preventing accidents such as this one at your facility, please view the services section of our website and contact us with any questions.
If you live in the Seattle area and are interested in learning about electrical safety, you’re in luck! e-Hazard is offering their NFPA 70E Low Voltage Qualified Electrical Safety training on April 2nd, 2013 in Maple Valley, Washington.
Low Voltage Qualified training is a one day seminar that includes the following:
Instruction by experts in the electrical field
A copy of NFPA 70-E 2012
e-Hazard’s student manual
Certificate of completion
Demonstrations and samples of PPE
There’s still time left to sign up!
If you’re interested, please click the link above to register or call 502-716-7073!
Three workers are fighting for their lives at Rashid Hospital after suffering severe electrical burns in a site accident behind Wafi Mall on Sunday morning.
The victims, two electrical engineers and one supervisor, were testing some electrical panels when the accident happened ar around 11am. One of the engineers worked for ETA Ascon while the two others were outsourced by the ETA from another company.
According to an official from ETA Ascon, the victims reportedly forgot to remove the electrical cables of the previous panel from the machine tester they were using and plugged another set of cables from another panel causing the machine to explode.
“Arc Flash Energy Mitigation Techniques” is a new article written by Bob Fuhr, president and founder of PowerStudies.com. This article discusses the calculation of arc flash energy as well as what effects the calculations. Bob covers several aspects of Arc Flash mitigation including working distance, clearing times, and specialized equipment and sensors. He also discusses some of the new technologies that are available to reduce this workplace hazard. To read the article, please visit our website!
We are now offering LV Electrical Safety training in Canada!
Does your company need an electrical safety training program providing the following benefits?
This electrical safety course is designed for low voltage qualified persons. The course has the following benefits:
Comprehensive and fulfills the training requirements for CSA Z462-12 for low voltage qualified persons.
Oriented toward persons performing work near or operating electrical equipment which will increase facility safety. Fast paced and engaging so that the attendees remember what has been presented. Video of arc flash accidents and PPE testing that give the attendees a sense of the hazards in the electrical world.
Taught by knowledgeable an instructor with field experience and knowledge so that the students can ask questions and get immediate answers.
The Electrical Workplace Safety CSA Z462-12 Seminar was developed by e-Hazard and presented by Robert E. Fuhr, P.E., P.Eng.
In one day of training, low voltage qualified persons receive the mandatory level of classroom training needed on the primary governmental regulations for shock and arc flash safety. e-Hazard’s Electrical Workplace Safety covers safe work practices, how to protect against shock and arc flash, PPE requirements, permits, creating an electrically safe work condition, and much, much more. The program is full of informative and stunning arc flash videos of garment testing and actual arc flash accients.
For more information about this course, please view the full details here on our website.