Ashley Ledbetter McWhorter, President, CBS ArcSafe


PowerTest, T&D World magazine prove arc-flash mitigation isn't 'optional' anymore

Arc-flash mitigation was a hot topic around the PowerTest exhibit floor last week in Anaheim, and not just because NETA's electrical service companies have a lot to risk when it comes to servicing power equipment. T&D World magazine's recent article, "Utilities Must Mitigate Arc Flash Hazards," helps explain the drive behind the electrical industries' growing interest in arc-flash mitigation when it details arc-flash's destructive power, but like so many industry articles on arc flash, the answer always lies with wearing more PPE layers...which is like saying, I'd rather have a car built out of rubber so I bounce off stuff instead of adaptive braking, back-up cameras, and collision avoidance sensors.

Is a buggy whip really the best answer to going faster? Don't think so.

If you would like to learn more about the ability of remote racking and switching to completely eliminate the dangers to personnel from arc flash, please contact me to set up a demo at your place. Or point your browser to and check out our 70E and OSHA knolwedge base pages to learn more.  




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