We also provide safety training to help keep workers safe, including:
- Electrical safety training
- Arc flash hazard analysis
- Arc flash hazard training
- Grounding studies
- Equipment maintenance training
- 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.
Safety technologies for machines and systems in accordance with the international standards EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061.
The Eaton families of protective relays reduce arc flash energy levels while providing sophisticated protection features that can alarm and trip circuits to minimize problems.
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.
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.
The Power Xpert UX switchgear is type tested to the latest IEC,GB/DL standards and has third-party certification to prove internal arc containment classification of AFLR from 25 kA for 1 second and up to 40 kA for 1 second and 50 kA for 0.5 second. This means there is minimal risk of harm to personnel in the unlikely event of an internal arc in the cable compartment,vacuum circuit breaker compartment or the busbar compartment in any direction: front, rear and sides of the switchgear.
The Power Xpert CX switchgear is verified by testing to the latest CCC and newest IEC EN 61439-2 standards guaranteeing maximum operational and personnel safety. Moreover, the system also complies with IEC / TR 61641: the guide for testing under conditions of arcing due to internal fault, with regards to the criteria for protection of personnel.
Eaton's predictive diagnostic solutions measures partial discharge activity in medium voltage equipment to provide advance warning about the wellness of electrical insulation, thus enabling users to make better decisions about managing electrical assets and increasing safety for plant personnel.
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.