Arc Flash is currently one of the most topical issues being discussed in the electrical engineering community in South Africa and worldwide (especially in the mining, utilities and manufacturing areas). Technology and safety procedures have significantly reduced most other forms of electrical injuries; however incidents related to Arc Flash have surfaced as one of the leading causes of injury and death to workers. The main objective of this conference is to provide delegates with the latest developments and best practice to deal with Arc Flash hazards in South Africa. An electrical installation has to provide protection against shock current, overcurrent, fault current, overvoltage, under voltage, excessive temperatures and electric arcs. Any engineer involved in the planning and design of electrical systems, installation or maintenance must have a clear idea about the various requirements contained in the SANS 10142-1 standard. The conference will discuss the standard, as well as problems that arise from equipment maintenance and how industry can overcome these issues through well planned maintenance programs, adherence to standards/regulations and forward thinking.
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