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EC&M On Air Highlights Determining Blast Radius for Debris During an Arc Flash with Tommy Northcott

July 8, 2024
Episode 49 features a Q&A on arc flash safety, calculating the blast radius for debris, and what happens when you neglect maintenance on electrical equipment.

In Episode 49 of “EC&M On Air,” Ellen Parson, editor-in-chief of EC&M, is highlighting some of the most popular technical content we’ve been running recently, but this time brought to you in audio-only form. In case you missed it, this content was originally brought to you in our EC&M Asks Q&A video series. This week, we’re featuring subject matter expert Tommy Northcott, who addresses some of our readers’ most pressing questions about arc flash hazards, including why calculating the blast radius for debris during an arc flash event can be more complicated than you might think, the difference between arc flash versus arc blast hazards, the consequences for not performing regular maintenance on electrical equipment, how circuit breakers work to clear a fault to minimize potential damage, and safety best practices when conducting thermography or infrared scans on energized electrical equipment.

About the Author

Ellen Parson | Editor-in-Chief - EC&M

Ellen Parson is the Editor-in-Chief for EC&M. She has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She's been a business-to-business writer and editor for more than 25 years, most of which have been covering the construction and electrical industries. Contact her at [email protected].

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