Mersen Publishes New Tech Topic: "Significant Changes to the NFPA 70E Standard 2012 Edition
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
374 Merrimac St.
Newburyport, MA, 01950
Press release date: April 11, 2012
NEWBURYPORT, MA (April 11, 2012) - Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, recently published a technical white paper on Standards and Codes: SCN4, Note 1, "Significant Changes to the NFPA 70E Standard 2012 Edition."
NFPA 70E is the standard for electrical safety in the workplace, and explains in detail how to prevent electrical hazards. In this paper, Mersen identifies and explains some of the key changes to NFPA 70E for 2012, including:
o Arc-Rated (AR) versus Flame-Resistant (FR) requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
o Training requirements for emergency procedures
o Arc flash analysis for electrically safe working conditions
o Arc flash analysis requirements for equipment labeling
o Safety-related design requirements for arc energy reduction
"Mersen is a world leader in providing electrical protection solutions," explains Stephen Colvin, VP of Marketing. "Providing in-depth analysis of changes to NFPA 70E is something that our customers expect from us to help them identify relevant changes. We're happy to provide the information they need to improve their safety programs."
To download a copy of Mersen's newest tech topic, click here. For additional information and resources on electrical protection, visit ep-us.mersen.com. To test your knowledge of the changes to NFPA 70E Standard 2012 Edition, visit Mersen's archive of Protection Intelligence Quotient Quizzes at ep-us.mersen.com/PIQArchive. Select the "Knowledge of Arc Flash Hazards Quiz" to test yourself on the new NFPA 70E labeling requirements.
Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, is worldwide expert in high-performance materials for extreme environments and in the reliability and safety of electrical installations. Drawing on a century of experience - and an ongoing commitment to critical research in electrical safety - it provides industrial, commercial, and OEM customers with innovative products and unsurpassed technical support. The electrical and circuit protection division provides a comprehensive line of current-limiting fuses (low voltage, general purpose, medium voltage, semiconductor, miniature and glass, and special purpose) and accessories, fuse blocks and holders, power distribution blocks, low voltage disconnect switches, surge protection, high power switches, heatsinks, thermal management, and more. Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, TPMOV® Technology, and the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator are a few of the company's latest innovations. For more information, call (978) 462-6662 or visit http://ep-us.mersen.com.