Arc Flash

Arc Flash

An arc flash is a dangerous incident that can release an enormous amount of energy in only fractions of a second due to an electrical fault within a system.  The result is extremely high temperatures exceeding the temperature of the sun, an excessive pressure blast, and shrapnel being hurled at high velocity in molten and solid form.

The only way to determine if a potential arc flash hazard exists is to have an all-inclusive power systems study performed. This study is crucial to minimizing injury that could result from a potentially fatal arc flash incident.  An arc flash study determines and indicates via labels the arc flash boundary, energies available, and the personal protective equipment (PPE) employees are required to wear in order for them to perform necessary work safely, and protect them if an arc flash event were to occur during energized work.

At CEC, serving our client is paramount. We take the time to listen, gather, and understand before providing comprehensive electrical studies specific to a facility. These studies keep workers safe, companies compliant, and minimize system downtime.


Andrew Pritchard, P.E., LEED AP
Electrical Engineer
[email protected]
Andrew Pritchard

  • Field analysis and data collection
  • One Line drawing creation and / or updating
  • Software modeling and design
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Protective Device Coordination Study
  • Software Database files upon completion (if requested)
  • Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Arc Flash Labeling
  • Arc Flash Auditing