Arc Flash Prevention

Arc Flash Prevention

Know your Risk through arc flash prevention Services

At MKD, our dedicated Electrical Risk and Reliability department is equipped to handle all of your preventative, predictive and electrical risk assessment programs. Using the latest in innovative technology and analysis, our experienced techs can determine if your equipment, facilities and other electrical distribution components are at risk for an arc flash.

Additionally, we understand that each individual situation is different. That’s why when you work with MKD, we are intent on building fully-comprehensive prevention and maintenance programs tailored to your operation to eliminate risk and provide ongoing service for aging and defective equipment.

Performing proactive maintenance on existing equipment can:
  • Reduce unplanned downtime and business disruption
  • Extend equipment life and protect total investment
  • Minimize electrical utility costs
  • Meet insurance and safety requirements
  • Reduce future repair costs
  • Minimize life and safety risk
  • Mitigate arc flash exposure and catastrophic equipment events
our Electrical Risk and Reliability techs are trained and certified to perform diagnostic testing and analysis including:
  • Infrared and Thermographic Scanning Inspections
  • Circuit breaker inspection and repair
  • Voltage and current monitoring
  • Ultrasonic inspection
  • Phase balance service
  • Transformer inspection and repair
  • Energized and de-energized testing
  • Electrical Systems Analysis reporting
Don’t know where to Start? Let us take care it from here.

Send us a message or call us at 847-608-8244 to talk to one of our Project Managers about how we can plan your preventive maintenance program.

What is NFPA 70E?

Titled “Electrical Safety in the Workplace,” NFPA 70E is the national standard for U.S. arc flash regulations. It outlines the specific practices and standards to be followed in protecting a work place from arc flash and other electrical hazards. NFPA 70E requires a written program outlining all aspects of the company’s electrical safety policy, including work permits, lockout/tagout procedures, assessment of electrical hazards, maintenance procedures, and personnel responsible for electrical safety.

Benefits vs. risks

Benefits of NFPA 70E Compliance
  • Protects your assets, both personal and facility
  • Limits your liability
  • Identifies potential hazards
  • Reduces risks of OSHA violations and citations
Risks of non-compliance
  • Increases your risk for electrical hazards
  • Exposes your potential for willful violations
  • Greatly increases your facility’s liability

Arc Flash Studies

MKD Electric offers Arc Flash Coordination Studies to help keep you compliant with the OSHA and NFPA 70E/70B requirements.