Jim Phillips

Freelance Writer

Jim Phillips, P.E., founder of www.brainfiller.com and www.ArcFlashForum.com, conducts training programs globally and is the author of the book “Complete Guide to Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies.” He is Secretary of the IEEE 1584 Arc Flash Working Group and International Chair of IEC TC78 Live Working.

Articles by Jim Phillips

January 2017
Requirements for arc flash labels are addressed in NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC). READ MORE
November 2016
The new year may not be here just yet, but the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) is! And with it comes new requirements to help protect workers from arc-flash hazards.
 READ MORE
October 2016
So what is all the buzz about drones? The buzz could be the drone itself, which can sound like a swarm of bees flying overhead. However, the media buzz is more about drones delivering pizza or your latest online order directly to your doorstep.
 READ MORE
October 2016
This article is the fifth and final part in a series that provides a step-by-step approach for performing arc flash hazard calculations. The previous parts appeared in the January, March, May and July 2016 issues of ELECTRICAL ­CONTRACTOR and are on www.ecmag.com.
 READ MORE
  • Arc flash boundary

July 2016
This is the fourth article in a series that provides a step-by-step approach for performing arc-flash hazard calculations. The first three parts appeared in the January, March and May 2016 issues of Electrical Contractor and can be found at www.ecmag.com.
 Arc flash boundary
 READ MORE
May 2016
Performing electrical work without being properly trained can be deadly. I have seen this hold true during numerous investigations.
 READ MORE
May 2016
This article is the third in a series that provides a step-by-step approach for performing arc flash hazard calculations. Parts 1 and 2 appeared in the January and March 2016 issues of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, respectively. READ MORE
March 2016
This article is the second in a series that provides a step-by-step approach for performing arc flash calculations. The first part, “A Calculated Introduction,” appeared in the January 2016 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.
 Arcing short-circuit currents
 READ MORE
January 2016
This article is the first in a series that provides a step-by-step approach for performing arc flash calculations.
 Arc flash studies and software
 READ MORE

Pages

X