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This conference will present an industry-wide forum to examine and discuss the latest local and international practices and standards dealing with arc flash hazards
Arc flash is arguably today 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 technical aspects and physics associated with arc flash are still somewhat debatable and there has been some concerns about the physics of electrical arcing faults being significantly different to those established by the USA with the NFPA 70E and the IEEE 1584 standards and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) new arc flash safety standard CSA-Z462. Arc flash hazards are a contentious & critical issue in South Africa and never more topical as a new South African arc flash standard SANS 724, relating to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) has just been released.
For further information please contact Conference Manager, Sarah Montgomery: firstname.lastname@example.org