Changes to IEEE 1584 Standards, 2018 Edition: How to Perform Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations

The IEEE Standards 1584 – 2018 Edition (IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations) introduces significant changes from the 2002 edition.

New detailed and more accurate equations have been developed based on experimental data from over 2,000 tests. Additional field data collection is likely required to perform an arc flash study based on these updated equations. This webinar will highlight the most significant changes in the updated standard that may impact your arc flash studies.

Learning Objectives:
-Understand the most significant changes in the updated standard that may change the way an arc flash study is performed.
-Understand what additional information is required to perform the calculations
-Understand the application of the updated standard when performing arc flash hazard calculations.

Jay Prigmore (M’2007) received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lamar University. He received his M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University. His Ph.D. research work was focused on novel concepts of fault current limiters for use in both legacy and future power electronic-based distribution systems.

Dr. Prigmore is presently employed at Exponent, Inc. as a Managing Engineer in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He is a registered professional engineer in twelve U.S. states. He has given industrial lectures on arc flash and mitigation techniques and has given IEEE invited lectures at local city sections on arc flash topics. He has developed an arc flash mitigation device that won “Product of the Year” in the electrical safety category from a peer-reviewed industry trade magazine. Dr. Prigmore routinely investigates arc flash incidents and electric shock incidents. He has performed arc flash studies for a variety of industries on multiple continents.