Electrical Engineering Design

SYSTEMS

Power Distribution 
Fire Protection 
Lighting / Lighting Control 
Emergency Distribution 
Uninterrupted Power Supply
Distributed Generation
Low-voltage Design

Arc Flash Hazards

An Arc Flash is a massive energy discharge–causing a very high-pressure, high-heat arc blast capable of melting metal and devastating everything in its path. The electrical arc is caused by either a phase to phase fault or a ground to phase fault–the result of workplace negligence such as improper installation or procedures; or an accidental incident such as dropping a tool, contacting energized components, or equipment failure. An arc flash can result in minor injuries, third degree burns, blindness, hearing loss, nerve damage, cardiac arrest, and often death.

OSHA regulations are clear—it is the responsibility of employers to protect employees from electrical hazards, including arc flash. OSHA defines the regulation, but doesn't specify how to comply. That’s where NFPA 70E comes in. NFPA 70E is the industry standard—the go-to “best practices” guide forhow to implement safety in the workplace.

Visit our Arc Flash website and learn more about how an Arc Flash Risk Assessment (formerly known as Arc Flash Hazard Analysis) can protect your workers and your facility, and satisfy compliance regulations.

Maybe you’ve already asked yourself: “Can I be cited for failing to comply with NFPA 70E?”

The answer is yes.


RJS Engineering can help you navigate this ever-changing landscape of electrical safety regulations and compliance.

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Engineering Studies

Short-circuit studies
Coordination studies

Grounding
Loadflow
Power quality
Title 24 (for compliance in the state of California)

DESIGN-BUILD + DESIGN ASSIST


RJS Engineering's Design Build and Design Assist services are a proven way to get high quality electrical systems completed quickly, strategically, and at a reasonable price. By getting involved early, RJS can identify challenges, devise solutions, and find ways to save time and reduce costs, all while ensuring the highest quality installation. The end result: You get the system you want, with the team you want, with less time, cost, and hassle than traditional bid work.

COMMISSIONING

RJS provides new building commissioning from project inception (pre-design) through occupancy and operation.  We help protect your investment by ensuring all critical building systems are installed and operating correctly.