Is there a formula to calculate the arc blast for single phase circuits? All of the ones that I have found are for 3 phase? I'm sure that some large single phase installations would require special PPE in the event of a fault, but you need a calculation to determine the type of PPE required. Don
The type of PPE required changes greatly based on the size of the arc blast that could be created at the equipment. With very high energy levels you may need this blast suit . With lower levels, you may only need a face shield, 100% cotton outerwear, and gloves. There are other levels of protection between these two. The calculation lets you choose the PPE that is required.
Re: single phase arc blast calculation#147696 01/04/0306:02 AM01/04/0306:02 AM
It may also be found at www.arcwear.com. It is “Duke Power's Heat Flux Calculator;” a crude non-graphical application, but illustrates the point.
The listed URL is maintained by Hugh Hoagland, who has been extensively involved in related standards authoring/consulting and PPE testing for awhile now. He may be able to confirm the factors for single-phase situations.
[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 01-05-2003).]