power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

Short Circuit, Coordination, and

Arc Flash Studies

 

Atom Engineering provides a complete suite of arc flash, breaker coordination, and power quality metering services to meet every need. 

 

What is an Arc Flash?

Engineering Services

Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

Arc Flash Mitigation

Selective Coordination

-Harmonic Analysis

-Equipment Evaluation

-Shock Hazard Analysis

-Incident Energy Calculations

-Electrical Equipment Labeling

-Electrical Safety Program Development

-Lockout/Tagout Program Development

-Electrical Safety Program Consultation

-National Electrical Code Audits

-PPE Determination

-Arc Flash & Shock Hazard Awareness Training (4 hour)

-Unqualified Worker Training (1 hour)

-Lockout/Tagout Training (4 hour)

-Safety Programs Manager Training (2 hour)

-Online Webinar Trainings (for all above)

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harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

E

Hazard Assessments

Noda

UNCC

University City

Uptown 

South end

South park

Plaza midwood 

OSHA, the NESC, and NFPA 70E

arc flash incident

 hazard analysis

Universlectrical Engineering

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

An arc flash occurs when electrical current passes through the air. This causes the air to heat rapidly and turn into plasma which expands extremely fast. This manifests as a violent explosion of heat, air, and molten metal.

 

Arc flash events can be initiated through accidental contact, equipment failure, or equipment degradation over time. Many arc flash events begin as a single phase to ground electrical short and rapidly escalate into a three-phase short triggering a far more severe arc flash scenario.

 

The arc flash produces extremely intense heat, causing a violent explosion and an intense blast of air pressure. These conditions pose a serious risk to the workers and facility exposed to this phenomenon.

 

Even if you are in a facility that does not perform any live work on electrical equipment, personnel must verify your equipment is shut down prior to beginning work. Knowing the level of danger at that equipment allows personnel to be properly protected and take the appropriate safety measures to prevent injury or death.
 

 
What Can Be Done?

The best way to protect yourself and your employees and to achieve the intent of OSHA® compliance is to perform a comprehensive and detailed Arc Flash Study of your facility.  

 

We work hands-on with you when it comes to performing any electrical study.  We visually verify everything we are studying, take photos, record any discrepancies, and develop a comprehensive report of the facility.  Atom utilizes the latest versions of both SKM & ETAP software. Our engineers perform every aspect of the project including data collection, modeling, report development, application of compliant labels and offer recommendations when required.  Our goal is to help you become the experts of your electrical distribution system.

With Atom, you can rest assured the person performing your arc flash study and coordination is a licensed Electrical Engineer.

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

 

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

A study of the maximum energy available in a short circuit between all three phases of an electrical system at any point in the system. This is important since equipment should be rated to withstand this energy flow at any point in the system.

Short Circuit Analysis
 

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

Arc Flash Analysis

A study of the potential and severity of an arc flash event at any point within the system.  This is the portion of the study most related to personnel safety and will layout, in detail, the level of arc flash energy at all relative pieces of equipment. 

 

This study also includes the arc flash hazard labels which should be applied to each corresponding piece of equipment to inform qualified personnel of the hazard of arc flash and the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn.

power design

harmonic studies 

lighting design 

power metering systems

forensics

BIM Modeling

Arc Flash Studies

Short circuit 

Coordination

Charlotte 

North Carolina

Electrical Engineering

 

A study of the way overcurrent protective devices in the system work together in the event of a fault of any kind. This report will show any areas where a localized fault could cause upstream systems to trip and open.  Atom may advise changes to the system’s adjustable trip devices or device replacement to rectify any coordination issues.  When a system trips out of coordination, it is often very difficult and time consuming to find the true cause of the fault leaving facilities down for many hours or days.  This study can save time and money by preventing a simple maintenance issue from turning into a major data loss event or downtime while the fault is investigated and corrected.

Coordination Analysis
 
 
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*Atom Engineering PLLC defines a 'piece of equipment' to be any panel board, switchgear, disconnect, or transformer rated at greater than or equal to 100 amps as well as any motor within the same system rated at greater than or equal to 25 horsepower.

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