Arc Flash Consultancy Training

Arc Flash Consultancy & Training

Consulting

Thomson Bridge prepares arc flash calculations, reports and recommendations for renewable assets such as wind turbines, the collector groups and balance of plant. 

Our aim is to provide practical and actionable advice that maximises a safe operating environment and work practices for workers across Australia's wind and solar sites. Arc flash calculations are prepared for the primary power components and primary switching locations. Our engineers utilise the ETAP AC Arc Flash Analysis software to perform the assessment of arc flash hazards and incident analysis.

We work with our Clients to consider critical factors including system power distribution configuration, plant operating modes, protective equipment selection and settings, working distances, PPE, work practices and training.

The objecives of our Arc Flash consultancy include the following:

  • Reduce clearing time
  • Reduce fault current
  • Increase the working distance
  • Select appropriate levels of PPE
  • Implement or upgrade safe work polices and procedures
  • Education - technical and familiarisation

Case Study

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  • High Voltage

Training

We offer Arc Flash Awareness training which provides a broad understanding of Arc Flash and the hazards associated with it. Our courses can be tailored to your specific site and audience. Programs draw on Case Studies and provide information and examples of practical approaches to the development of risk management strategies. Typical topics include:

 

  • Understanding Arc Flash
  • Regulatory context and international standards
  • Arc Flash - human effects
  • Characteristics of an Arc
  • Common causes of Arc Flash
  • Arc Flash protection boundary
  • Arc Flash incidents
  • Case study analysis
  • Why conduct Arc Flash analysis
  • Arc Flash calculations and analysis - learnings
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Reducing Arc Flash hazard
  • Arc Flash working distance 
  • Appropriate levels of PPE
  • Electrical hazard management
  • Risk mitigation

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Meet the Team


Kathy Gerwald

Gracie Ng - Senior Electrical Engineer - Technical Design Team Leader

 

 


 

 


Kathy Gerwald

Jason Watson - Director - Training and Assessment

 

 

 


 


Kathy Gerwald

Ken Wyper - Senior Advisor - Substations and Transmission