Republic Steel Equipment Evaluations for Arc Flash Analysis

Lackawanna, NY

Project Objective

The client required equipment evaluations to gather safety information in a manufacturing facility.

Unique Project Features

The facility contains high-voltage equipment.

Encorus Group Solution

Republic Steel is North America’s leading supplier of special bar-quality (SBQ) steel bars. SBQ is a highly engineered product used in axles, drive trains, suspensions, and other critical components of automobiles, off-highway vehicles, and industrial equipment.  Safety is at the forefront of concern for this company, and this project encompassed electrical equipment walk-downs to document power distribution systems to support future arc flash analysis work.  15KV switchgear line-ups, 480V switchgear line-ups, 250VDC switchgear line-ups, 480V motor control centers and many panelboards were among the equipment included in the walkdown.  Electrical information including cable sizes, overcurrent protection ratings / settings, relay protection information and equipment ratings were documented.  Having received positive feedback from the client, Encorus is currently waiting for the client to proceed with the next phase of the project.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Plant walkdowns
  • Collection and documentation of electrical information relating to plant equipment