September 2015

Understanding Arc Flash Hazards and Protection Seminar

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Understanding Arc Flash Hazards and Protection
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
Presenter: Ali Mihirig, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng. – President, AM Power Systems Inc.
Credit: 6.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Sept 1, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 01, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Understanding Arc Flash Hazards and Protection Seminar. This one day seminar explains the bases of arc flash potential sources, hazards, electrical protection and safety precautions to prevent it. An arcing electric fault is a flash-over of electric current through air from one phase live conductor to another or to ground. Arc flash hazards are the exposure to excessive heat which may cause severe equipment damage, serious burns or injury to personnel or blast type damages.

Although potential arc flash hazards exist in any electrical power distribution system, personnel injuries and equipment damages can be significantly minimized with clear understanding of potential arcing fault problems, safety procedures, work instructions, regular maintenance and suitable personal protective equipment when working with live electric equipment.
Topics Include:

  • Overview of short circuit calculations
  • Short circuit protection & protective devices
  • Protective device coordination review
  • System grounding
  • Understanding arc flash hazards
  • Typical electrical equipment and data
  • Arc flash incident energy calculations
  • Arc flash boundaries
  • Risk assessment
  • Safe working condition
  • Introduction to arc flash standards: CSA Z462, IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E
  • Mitigating potential arc flash problems
  • Limiting arc flash exposure and safety precautions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Arc flash labels
  • Arc flash safety program
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers, supervisors and electricians who have basic knowledge and understanding of electrical power distributions systems.
Ali Mihirig, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng. – President, AM Power Systems Inc.
Dr. Ali Mihirig, P.Eng, graduated with B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Tripoli in 1978, earned M.A.Sc and Ph.D degrees from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in 1984 and 1987 respectively. Ali is the president of AM Power Systems (AMPS) and has over 25 years of consulting experience with industrial and utility power systems including system studies & analysis, design, protection & control, operation, and field commissioning. Ali has been working as leading consultant and power system specialist for various industrial and utility projects around the world.
He is the author of several technical papers and taught many short courses and tutorials for clients and professional conferences. Dr. Mihirig, is registered professional engineer in the Provinces of British Columbia and a senior member of IEEE.

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