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The New NFPA 70B-2023 Standard for Electrical Maintenance, From Guide to Standard
NFPA 70B-2023, the Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, which is one of the three key NFPA industry standards that support application of OSHA requirements, has just been changed from a guide to a “standard.” The requirements are now more formally described, though technical details may be more limited than in the past. An Electrical Maintenance Plan to drive safety is prioritized. This webinar, given by Marcelo Valdes, PE, at ABB and a member of the NFPA 70B technical committee and Dr. Harsh M. Karandikar, PhD, VP Product Management at ABB, describes the standard and its application. Maintenance frequency for various types of equipment is identified, but alternative approaches are possible.
One-Line Floor Planning for Large EasyPower Projects
When approaching a large EasyPower project, a different strategy should be employed that starts even before the data collection phase of the study begins. This webinar, given by Jim Chastain, EasyPower application engineer, demonstrates a number of techniques that can assist EasyPower users (beginners and seasoned veterans alike) in developing a more efficient one-line diagram for a large project while saving time in the process.
Building An Arc Flash Electrical Safety Program At Xcel Energy
There are inherent risk in operating and maintaining power systems, that should be reduced with well implemented safety programs. This webinar, provided by Eduardo Ramirez-Bettoni of Xcel Energy and Morgan McNeal of Perficient, provides Xcel Energy’s experience in establishing an arc flash safety program. The strategies for ensuring OSHA compliance and best practices for building an arc flash safety program are discussed.
Does Selective Coordination Help or Hurt Arc Flash Incident Energy
A properly coordinated protection system balances selectivity, sensitivity, and speed of operation to provide reliable power systems. This webinar presentation, given by Jim Chastain at Bentley/EasyPower, discusses selective coordination and highlights how protection coordination changes have an impact on arc flash hazards. Additionally, guidance is provided for dealing with arc flash incident energy increasing due to the need for a more reliable system.
Fault Current Split Calculation in Grounding Systems Studies
The ground fault current through a grounding system drives the magnitude of the ground potential rise (GPR) and corresponding touch and step voltage hazards at a substation. As current will take all paths, the GPR at a substation grounding system may be reduced with connections to shield wires, neutrals, and other metallic paths for ground current. This webinar, provided by David Lewis at Bentley Systems/EasyPower, describes the fault current split concepts and shares techniques for calculating fault current split, including detailed analysis with XGSLab NETS software.
PowerFlow and the One-Line Drawing
This refresher webinar dives into the advantages afforded by the PowerFlow module from EasyPower. Sadly overlooked due to the focus on Arc Flash hazards, Power Flow remains a key element to troubleshoot the one-line database and improving the overall 'health' of the facility's electrical power system. This presentation, given by Jim Chastain, uses the EasyPower tools to optimize transformer efficiency, creates a Voltage Drop report, and show how systems reports can be used to reduce system losses.