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NEPSI ADDRESSES ARC FLASH MITIGATION



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Monday September 21, 2015

Northeast Power Systems, Inc. (NEPSI) is pleased to announce today the availability of their latest technical note that address arc flash mitigation strategies in their metal-enclosed power capacitor banks and harmonic filter banks. “When it comes to arc flash faults, medium-voltage metal-enclosed capacitor banks, harmonic filter banks, and switchgear share similar concerns and dangers”, says Peter Steciuk, executive officer at NEPSI. This technical note provides over 30 mitigation strategies, some common to and some not common to switchgear. Strategies available from NEPSI as features and options involve ways to minimize the level of exposure to arc flash events as well as ways to reduce the probability that an arc flash event will occur in the first place. In addition to this technical note, NEPSI’s online metal-enclosed guide form specifications were updated to include these strategies to assist specifying engineers with their implementation. NEPSI encourages the implementation of these strategies to improve the safety of their equipment.

You may download this specific technical note HERE, or view a list of all of available technical notes at www.nepsi.com/resources/technical-notes/. To view our updated guide form specifications, please visit www.nepsi.com/resources/product-literature/. About Northeast Power Systems, Inc. : Northeast Power Systems, Inc. (NEPSI) is the leading global provider of medium-voltage, metal-enclosed, conventionally switched and thyristor switched, power capacitor banks and harmonic filter banks. Founded in 1995, the New York based company has grown to be the world's market leader and most trusted name for the supply of medium-voltage metal-enclosed power factor correction and harmonic filter systems.

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