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Electrical Engineering Faculty to Present on 44th Annual TSDOS

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dr. Wei-Jen Lee, professor of electrical engineering, will be presenting his latest research findings on Arc Flash at the 44th Annual Transmission and Substation Design and Operation Symposium in Dallas, September 14-16. On average, approximately 5 to 10 arc flash explosions occur on the job every day in the United States.

Electrical related fatality is the No. 5 leading cause of death in the work place. Proper protection is the key to reduce casualties during these incidents. The IEEE and the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) have joined forces on an initiative to fund and support research and testing to improve the understanding of arc flashes. As the project manager of this collaborated effort, this presentation will cover the basic understanding of the arc flash and the procedures that have been carried out to provide information for the updating and clarifications of arc flash standards.