Event Profile

Arc Flash Hazards and Update--POSTPONED

October 25 — 26, 2021
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center


This event has been postponed. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

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. This course addresses the changes and the new calculation methods.

Course Objectives

    • Arc flash hazard analysis
    • Safety in the workplace
    • National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
    • OSHA
    • Overcoming the bulletproof mindset
    • Arc flash calculation methods
    • IEEE 1584-2022 methodology
    • IEEE 1584-2018 major changes
    • Electrode configuration
    • Elimination of the exception for transformers below 125 kVA and the 85% rule
    • More shape factors for arcs in enclosures
    • 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. 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 and Hotel Information:

Marriott Anchorage Downtown
820 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 279-8000

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/24/2021): $1,090
Utility Member Standard: $1,165

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/24/2021): $1,635
Associate Member Standard: $1,710

Non-member Early Bird (ends 9/24/2021): $3,270
Non-member Standard: $3,345

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 Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: 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. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

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.