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Title: Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Protections

Abstract

Over the past four years, the Electrical Safety Program at PPPL has evolved in addressing changing regulatory requirements and lessons learned from accident events, particularly in regards to arc flash hazards and implementing NFPA 70E requirements. This presentation will discuss PPPL's approaches to the areas of electrical hazards evaluation, both shock and arc flash; engineered solutions for hazards mitigation such as remote racking of medium voltage breakers, operational changes for hazards avoidance, targeted personnel training and hazard appropriate personal protective equipment. Practical solutions for nominal voltage identification and zero voltage checks for lockout/tagout will also be covered. Finally, we will review the value of a comprehensive electrical drawing program, employee attitudes expressed as a personal safety work ethic, integrated safety management, and sustained management support for continuous safety improvement.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
959401
Report Number(s):
PPPL-4301
TRN: US0904764
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-ACO2-76CHO3073
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Oral Presentation at: Twenty-First Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE2005), 26 - 29 September 2005, Knoxville, Tennessee USA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCIDENTS; ATTITUDES; AVOIDANCE; EVALUATION; MANAGEMENT; MITIGATION; PERSONNEL; SAFETY; TRAINING; safety; electrical; arc flash

Citation Formats

R. Camp. Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Protections. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
R. Camp. Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Protections. United States.
R. Camp. Tue . "Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Protections". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/959401.
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