At Eaton, it’s important to keep workers and equipment safe. Arc flashes can cause injuries, lawsuits, fines, equipment damage, facility downtime and lost production. That’s why we design all of our products with worker and equipment safety in mind.
We also provide safety training to help keep workers safe, including:
- Electrical safety training
- Arc flash hazard analysis
- Arc flash hazard training
- Grounding studies
- Performance-based maintenance (PBM)
- Coordination and short circuit studies
Eaton is also a platinum-level contributor to the Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to expand the knowledge of electric arc flash phenomena and enhance worker safety.
Eaton engineers will perform an arc flash hazard analysis of the power system and quantify the release of thermal energy associated with potential arc flash hazards. They will then describe safety recommendations in order to protect workers and equipment based on the analysis.
Eaton offers training for workers to teach them how to spot danger and avoid it. With this knowledge, workers can do a better job of protecting themselves.
Eaton engineers analyze the grounding in a circuit and offer recommendations for equipment that will help avoid damage to nearby equipment and reducing the risk of personal injury.
Eaton has a wide offering of products that meet international safety standards, such as EN ISO 13849-1 (EN 954-1) up to category 4/PL e, EN IEC 62061 up to SIL CL 3 and EN IEC 61508 up to SIL 3.
Eaton’s fire pump controllers are designed and manufactured in accordance with the strictest fire protection, electrical and insurance codes in the world.
The Eaton EDR, EMR and ETR families of protective relays reduce arc flash energy levels while providing sophisticated protection features that can alarm and trip circuits to minimize problems.
The MSB offers primary transformer protection and secondary bus protection in one 15 kV class primary metal-enclosed assembly, providing a safe way to rack low voltage breakers in and out without shutting down the entire assembly.
Zone selective interlocking deactivates the preset delay on the circuit breaker closest to the fault, which then trips with no intentional delay. This reduces the amount of time current flows and the amount of arc flash energy and stress the system encounters during fault conditions, resulting in improved personal protection and prolonged equipment life.
Arc resistant switchgear is a specially enhanced product built to withstand the enormous forces generated in the event of an uncontrolled phase-to-phase or phase-to-ground arc event within the assembly.
This unit utilizes a separate analog trip circuit that provides faster interruption times than the standard (digital) “instantaneous” protection, improving safety by providing a reliable method to reduce fault-clearing time.
Disconnects are used when a mean of control, circuit protection and safety are needed. Switches and disconnects may be horsepower rated and are suitable for use in many applications.
These protection devices detect anomalies and temporarily divert surge current away from the equipment, eliminating damage to the power system.
An air conditioning disconnect provides positive, visible evidence of disconnecting the power source, so that an installer or maintenance person can work on the unit safely.
Remote racking and control devices permit the insertion, removal and control of electrical devices while the operator is outside the flash protection boundary.
High-resistance grounding can add to the safety of a grounded system while minimizing the risk of service interruption due to grounds.