Solutions for Safety & Workplace Communication
Written by Steve Hudgik
NFPA 70E 2012 requires that arc flash labels be field applied. The potential for an arc flash can only be determined when the specific configuration of the equipment and power source is known. This is not something the manufacturer can determine, it can only be known through an arc flash hazard analysis conducted at the location where the equipment is installed.
There are two options for obtaining needed arc flash labels. You can pay an arc flash consultant to print them for you, or you can use a DuraLabel printer to make the NFPA 70E compliant labels you need.
Paying a consultant to make arc flash warning labels is expensive, and when you need new labels you'll need to call in the consultant again.
Using a DuraLabel printer you can make the NFPA 70E labels you need, as you need them. If you need an additional label, or a replacement label, it just takes a few minutes and you have it. No P.O. To issue. No hassles. No problems. If you need an extra large label, just make it. If you need a custom message on an arc flash label, just print it. Having a DuraLabel printer makes your job easy.
DuraLabel printers make creating arc flash labels fast and easy.
What Does NFPA 70E Require For Arc Flash Labeling?
Based on the results of an arc flash hazard analysis, to be NFPA 70E 2012 compliant the following information must be on the label:
In many cases existing arc flash labels meet these requirements, in particular if you've already been using a DuraLabel printer and software. However, if you need to upgrade your arc flash labels to be compliant with NFPA 70E 2012, a DuraLabel printer makes the job easy.
NFPA 70Eb 2012 requires that arc flash labels be applied to the following types of equipment:
In addition, some employers are labeling electrical equipment, such as bus ducts, that are not included in the above list but may require that live work be done.
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