Event Profile

Arc-Flash Hazard Assessment & Update - CANCELLED

November 29 — 30, 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center

Who Should Attend:

Utility engineers, staking technicians, lineworkers, superintendents, and early-career engineers.

Course Overview:

IEEE Standard 1584 was updated in late 2018 and significant changes were made that could change the PPE used by electric utilities. These changes include elimination of the exception for transformers below 125 kVA and elimination of the 85% rule. Further, the calculation now includes more shape factors for arcs that are considered to be enclosed in switchgear or similar enclosures. The new calculations are more accurate, but present challenges for electric utilities. In this course you will also learn about the following:

  • Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Safety in the workplace
  • National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
  • OSHA
  • Overcoming the bulletproof mindset
  • Arc flash calculation methods
  • Electrode configuration
  • Guidelines for performing arc flash assessments
  • Working distances
  • Enclosure size correction factor
  • Course Instructor:

    Hi-Line Engineering

    Course Schedule:

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

    Course Location:

    Doubletree by Hilton Spokane City Center
    322 N Spokane Falls Ct.
    Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 455-9600
    Room Rate:
    Single: $160; Double: $160; Triple: $170; Quad: $180
    Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 11/14/2022, to secure this room rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

    Course Fees:

    Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/29/2022): $1,800
    Utility Member Standard: $1,875

    Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/29/2022): $2,700
    Associate Member Standard: $2,775

    Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/29/2022): $3,600
    Non-member Standard: $3,675

    Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

    Cancellation Policies:

    For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
    For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

    If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

    When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Customer Service, via email, registration@nwppa.org, or call 360-816-1457. 

    Safety Measures:

    As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

    Continuing Hours:

    This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

    For More Information:

    To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.