Generation plants generally have higher risks than most other facilities. Station service is generally 480 volts and sometimes 4,160 volts with a high arc flash level; generation is generally 4,160 to 17,000 volts, usually with extreme arc flash levels while running. There are complexities in the electrical configurations, making lockout/tagout requirements stringent and complex when mixing with clearance requirements at the step-up transformer in the yard. Temporary protective grounding also can pose challenges due to extreme available fault current and long clearing times between generator and breaker.
This course will provide information that will help to clarify methods to effectively control hazards in the plants.
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Lee Marchessault is the President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. He started his career in the Electric Industry in 1978 as a power plant apprentice operator, then moved to metering, then HV Electrician (Transmission, Substation & Generation), and after 20 years in the field, he became the Safety Manager for the power company. Lee remains a licensed Electrician and has a BS from Johnson State College. He is an instructor for the OSHA Training Institutes in Regions 1, 2, and 4, electrical standards. Over the past 20 years, Lee has written numerous articles in national publications and continues to present electrical safety topics for International venues. He is on the Electrical Committee for NFPA, a voting member of the ASTM F18 Committee, and an active member with other organizations including ASSP, IP, and NSC Utilities Division.
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