Arc Flash NFPA 70 E and 2021 Update

Event Start Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Event End Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Event Start Time: 8:00 AM

Event End Time: 5:00 PM

Hours: 8

PDHs: 8

Event Cost: $599.00 (Light breakfast items and lunch included at no additional cost.)

About the Course

This course is presented by SEM Train. This course caters to Professional Engineers, Non-Licensed Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, and other professionals who are interested in enhancing their understanding of arc flash risk in their operations or those of their clients. This course is intended to serve as an introduction, review and update on 2021 NFPA 70E based Arc Flash Standards and Requirements. The course begins with an introduction to the general arc flash phenomenon. The science behind the arc flash phenomenon is covered, coupled with discussion of potential causes for arc flash and properties of an electrical power distribution system. Insofar as the relationship between an arc flash event and the electrical power distribution system is concerned, pertinent components such as fuses and breakers, and their role in initiation and mitigation of an arc are explained. Value of arc flash risk analysis is covered, and recommended approach in the absence of a formal arc flash study is explained. PPE prescribed for the four (4) arc flash hazard classes, 1, 2, 3 and 4, is discussed. The three (3) approach boundaries are discussed and illustrated. Arc Flash terminology and respective definitions are reviewed. Arc Flash labelling requirements and methodology are explained. This course is designed to serve as a tool for staying abreast of arc flash requirements with highlights of revisions adopted in 2021. As such, this course can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Hour requirements set forth by most US State Boards and other licensure agencies; or simply, to meet periodic employee training requirements.


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Course Objectives

• Skills and knowledge of Arc Flash phenomenon.

• Better comprehension of the difference between Shock Hazard and Arc Flash Hazard.

• Awareness and skills needed to identify the three (3) boundaries of potential Arc

Flash situations.

• Knowledge needed for identification and use of appropriate Arc Flash PPE.

• Understanding the importance of Arc Flash Incident Energy Analysis and what they


• Options and alternatives when arc flash risk analyses are not immediately feasible.

• Get introduced to the “category method” for assessing the PPE requirements

• Why “doing nothing” and hoping an arc flash incident will not occur “on your watch”

is not an option.

• Get introduced to arc flash PPE and associated “do's and don'ts.”

• Importance of arc flash training for your employees

• The importance of arc flash risk analysis-based labels.

• What to do when potential arc flash incident energy exceeds the highest classification.

Recommended Audience

• Licensed PE's, Professional Engineers, and other professionals, who need to meet the

license or certification renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour), CEH

(Continuing Education Hours), or CEU (Continuing Education Unit) requirements.

• Facility/Plant Managers, Plant Engineers, Engineering Managers, Energy

Professionals, Project Managers, and Manufacturing Engineers who feel a need to

learn about arc flash and the NFPA 70 E requirements in order to make informed

decisions related to electrical work, switching and operation of electrical switchgear.

• Technicians or electricians responsible for performing energized work and switching

of electrical power distribution equipment.

• Construction managers who manage electrical power equipment installations.

• Other professionals who's annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, include

electrical courses, training, or seminars.

About the Instructor

Professor S. Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA; member, ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education.

Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC.  Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate Engineering, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars and workshops.  Professor Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager.

Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses. He holds a patent in process controls technology.

Professor Rauf is certified to instruct various engineering, ergonomics, and industrial safety courses. He has conducted certification training and trained engineers for Professional Engineering licensure exams in the United States, The United Kingdom, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands and Ukraine, over the past ten years.

Mr. Rauf develops and instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and, continuing education, engineering skill building courses. He conducts these courses in form of webinars, live on-site presentations, workshops, pre-recorded audio and self-study texts. Some his major clients include Texas A&M University, Saudi Aramco – KSA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McNeese University, Lamar University, Clemson University, Association of Energy Engineers, EPIC College - Canada; US Bureau of Reclamation, BHP Billiton, PDH Engineers, CED, and PDH Source. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University.

Professor Rauf has also developed and published several self-study books that cater to the continuous professional development needs of Engineers, Technicians and Technical Managers.

Mr. Rauf’s last full-time engineering employment, in the corporate world, was at PPG Industries, Inc. where he served as a Senior Staff Engineer. During his long career at PPG, his responsibilities included development and management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also provided consultation and training services in, energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics and arc flash arena. His extensive engineering experience includes, power design, control system design, project management, process management, energy and utilities management, energy audits/assessments, plant maintenance, robotics, manufacturing automation, HVAC audits, and design of ergonomic equipment.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued for this course after the registration deadline. In the event that you cannot attend, you are welcome to send another person as a replacement at no charge. In addition, you may transfer your registration payment to a future course at no cost as long as you use it within the next 12-month period. For example, if you pay for a course in July that you do not attend, you have until July 31st of the following year to transfer the payment. Furthermore, if the cost of the future course increases, you will be required to pay the difference.


The McNeese State University Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration will always make the best effort to avoid cancelling a course. This course, like any other, can be cancelled for a number of reasons. If the course is cancelled, you will be refunded the full amount. Please be aware of this possibility when making travel and hotel arrangements.


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IMPORTANT: You must register and pay by: 10/28/2021 10:59 PM

LAI/MEP Subsidy Eligible

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