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Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

As part of a company’s safety program Z462 guidelines require that an arc flash hazard analysis be performed prior to allowing any employee to work on or near energized equipment. An arc flash hazard study increases the awareness of flash hazards and increases facility reliability, equipment protection and personnel safety. We can determine the hazard class and recommend the required personal protective equipment (PPE) mandated by Z462.

 

 Arc Flash Hazard Labeling

CSA Z462 states a warning label must be placed on electrical equipment that may remain energized during maintenance or repair. Pace Technologies can assist with compliance during each phase of an arc flash hazard analysis. In the initial phase, Pace Technologies supplies the labels and can also assist in applying the appropriate warning labels and signs.

 

Single-Line Diagrams

CSA Z462 requirements mandate accurate, up-to-date single-line diagrams. These documents are essential for documenting, troubleshooting, and communicating information about your power systems. To meet these requirements, Pace Technologies can conduct a comprehensive site survey that is essential to develop or to update existing single-line diagrams or complete electrical system drawings.

 

Short Circuit & Coordination Studies

Pace Technologies recommends that Arc Flash calculations be completed in conjunction with short circuit calculations and protective device coordination to achieve the most accurate Arc Flash Hazard results. Short circuit and coordination studies verify protective devices and arc hazard ratings, calculate momentary interrupting and relay currents, establish settings for all types of protective devices, and coordinate your entire power distribution system to minimize downtime. Pace Technologies in conducting these studies that provide critical information you need to ensure compliance CSA requirements.

 


 

CSA-Z32 Testing

The CSA-Z32 standard describes electrical safety in patient care areas and covers inspection, testing and maintenance standards. The standard is aimed primarily at hospitals. However, it also applies to other areas, such as private physicians’ offices and medical clinics.

 


 

Infrared Electrical Inspections

Infrared electrical inspections find hot spots caused by defects in connections and components. Infrared thermography is used to find areas of excess heat (caused by increased resistance) so that problems can be corrected before a component fails, causing damage to the component, creating safety hazards and productivity loss

 

Conditions detectable by an infrared Inspection:
  • Loose/deteriorated connections
  • Overloads
  • Open Circuits
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Inductive heating
  • Defective equipment
Benefits of Infrared Inspection
  • Reduce unscheduled down time
  • Increase equipment life
  • No service interruption during inspection
  • Lower risks
  • Lower repair costs
  • Increased profits
  • Prevent catastrophic failures
  • Lower insurance premiums due to reduced losses

 

 

 

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Commissioning

Commissioning is an all inclusive process for all the planning, delivery, verification, and managing risks to critical functions performed in, or by, facilities. Commissioning accomplishes higher energy efficiency, environmental health and occupant safety and improves indoor air quality by making sure the building components are working correctly.

 

Our Commissioning Services Include:
  • Building commissioning
  • Commissioning plans
  • Baseline infrared thermography
  • Air and water balancing
  • Energy audits
  • Facility condition reviews

 

 

 

 


 

 

Fire Alarm System Verification

Tests are conducted according to the current building code and CAN-ULC 524 (Verification of fire alarm systems and installations) and other relevant codes. We make it our priority to ensure all life safety systems including the fire alarm system are complete and fully operational.

 

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