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DC Arc Flash: 2013 Regulatory Updates and Recommended Battery Risk Assessment Guidelines

William Cantor

Steve McCluer

There continues to be confusion in the stationary battery community about how to protect battery maintenance personal from chemical, electrical and arc-flash hazards. This presentation proposes a thought process that can be used to, first, evaluate if and where a hazard may exist in workplaces where dc voltage sources are present, then to determine the degree of risk, and ultimately to determine the personal protective equipment (PPE) that would be appropriate for any given battery activity.

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