IEEE 1584 – Changes to the Next Edition

IEEE-1584
2018 Edition of IEEE 1584 – IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations
Jim Philip
Published: November 19, 2018

It has been sixteen long years since IEEE 1584 – IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations was first published in 2002.  This standard was highly celebrated back then because for the first time there was an internationally recognized standard that provided a method to calculate the arcing short circuit current, incident energy and arc flash boundary.  The results of these calculations are often listed on arc flash/equipment labels and have become an integral part of arc flash studies and risk assessments globally.

However, it did not take long before the focus began to shift towards what comes next.