Arc Flash Analysis & Hazard Study Services|Turtle & Hughes

ARC FLASH ANALYSIS

ARC FLASH STUDIES

Arc flash can result in serious injury or death when an electrical discharge arcs from one piece of equipment through the air to ground or another piece of equipment. Temperatures in excess of 35,000 degrees can cause severe burns. The danger is especially acute if workers will have to work on energized equipment. Fortunately, our arc flash hazard service and study of a planned electrical system can spot unnecessary hazards for engineers and contractors during design and before construction, as well as suggest specific maintenance procedures to minimize risks. The result is a safer environment for workers who will operate and maintain equipment after installation.

KEEPING WORKERS SAFE

STUDIES FIND PROBLEMS EARLY

Turtle & Hughes provides a single point of contact for industrial automation systems integration support, assisting owners and integrators with everything from system design to the sourcing of subcomponents and final assembly and startup. With our specialized product experts, you can ensure that your plant improvement projects not only get started in the best possible way, but that they will continue to return value for years to come.

  • Arc flash analysis services by a qualified engineer quantifies the potential risk of arc flash from individual pieces of equipment.
  • Definition of arc flash boundary areas show the safe zones for equipment that might have to be serviced while live.
  • Early definition of potential problem areas allows for adjustments before installation.


LIGHTING APPLICATIONS

SUCCESS STORY

SHEDDING LIGHT ON CANCER RESEARCH

When a new 21-story research center was being constructed in New York City, Turtle & Hughes Lighting department put together one of its most complex packages ever. This included custom-designed lab bench lighting fixtures that work in conjunction with a daylight harvesting system and a shade control system. The system prevents light pollution at night, creating a controlled environment to conduct research so scientists could achieve a better understanding of the disease and how to manage it.

POWER DISTRIBUTION

SUCCESS STORY

POWERING THE FUTURE

Hudson Yards is the largest development in New York City in almost 100 years; a self-contained neighborhood with residential, office and commercial buildings, shops, restaurants, a creative hub, parks, playgrounds and a school. Two cogeneration plants — with switchgear from Turtle & Hughes — form a smart microgrid, which is designed to keep the complex running, even in the event a power outage.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SUCCESS STORY

DRINK UP, NEW YORK

When it opened in 2013, the Catskill-Delaware Ultraviolet Disinfection facility became the world’s largest UV water treatment facility, covering two billion gallons of drinking water and adding a layer of protection for more than nine million New York residents. Turtle & Hughes consulted on the project prior to construction, provided project management and equipment during the construction, and continues to offer technical support today.