Arc Flash Solutions for Nashville, TN

Thor Engineering, LLC has a diverse experience in Industrial/Commercial markets across the country:

  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing
  • Biotech & Enzymes
  • Coffee Roasting & Packaging
  • Chemical Plants
  • Chicken Processing & Cook Plants
  • Gypsum (Drywall) Manufacturing & Mines
  • Chicken Hatcheries
  • Distribution Centers
  • Feed Mills, Flour Mills & Grain Elevators
  • Lumber Mills
  • Paper Mills
  • Plywood & OSB Plants
  • Steel Processing & Foundries

Arc Flash Solutions for Nashville, TN

Thor Engineering, LLC can help you meet your facility’s electrical system needs from conception to commissioning. We have many years of experience servicing a wide range of industrial & commercial customers across the country in the following markets:
• Automotive Parts Plants
• Chemical Plants
• Chicken Processing Plants
• Cook Plants
• Distribution Centers
• Feed Mills, Flour Mills & Grain Elevators
• Gypsum Plants
• Lumber Plants
• Paper Mills
• Plywood/OSB Plants
• R&D Laboratory

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Conceptual Design and Studies

Preliminary Engineering is key to starting a large capital project. We can come up with accurate and detailed reports on the design, management, and costs for:
• Construction
• Engineering
• Equipment

Our experts can also give you great alternate pricing solutions and recommendations to take to upper management for capital authorization. You can expect us to work with you during your CAR process and handle the following:
• On-Site Meeting To Define the Project Scope
• Creation of Detailed Scope of Work Document
• Conceptual Design Layouts and Preliminary Drawings
• Development of Installation Specifications
• Development of Project Schedules and Milestones

Power Distribution Design

We provide power distribution design services for commercial and industrial customers from low voltage up to and including medium voltage. We also assist in purchasing major equipment like switchgear, substations, transformers, motor control centers, and variable frequency drives.

Our scope of services include:

  • Utility Company Service Coordination
  • Power Distribution Design
  • Medium Voltage Motor Starting
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Lighting & Panelboard Schedules
  • Site Grounding Plans and Details
  • Electrical Room Layouts and Equipment Arrangements
  • One-Line Diagrams
  • Cable Schedules
  • Conduit Routing and Duct Bank Details
  • Installation Specifications
  • Equipment Specifications and Procurement Assistance
  • Bid Package Preparation and Bid Review
  • Field Commissioning Services
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Power System Analysis and Energy Audits

Modern electrical distribution systems are complex and addressing voltage drop, poor voltage regulation, low power factor, and high harmonic content requires our expertise.

We will collect data on your system, run system models on our computer software, and help you answer questions like:

  • What is my current system capacity?
  • Does my existing system have room for growth?
  • What can I do to reduce my electrical utility bills?
  • Why do we keep burning up expensive VFDs?
  • We have severe light flickering problems. What can we do?
  • We lose utility power frequently. Will a generator help?
  • Should we install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)?
  • Why do we keep tripping circuit breakers or blowing fuses?

Power System modeling and analysis can answer the above questions and correct common problems related to voltage drop, poor voltage regulation, low power factor and high harmonic content.

Power Factor Correction can even help lower your electric utility bill.

Overview of Services:

  • Energy Audits
  • Short Circuit Studies
  • Load Studies
  • Equipment Interrupting Rating Studies
  • Protective Device Coordination Studies
  • Motor Starting and Load Flow
  • Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Filtering
  • Field Data Collection
  • On-Site Metering (Power, Voltage, Current, and Harmonics)
  • Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Download our Power System Studies Brochure

Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

Understanding Arc Flash Hazards

Arc flashes pose a significant threat to industrial facilities, particularly power distribution systems. An arc flash can result in severe injuries, loss of life, and damage to equipment and property. As a result, it is critical for companies to conduct an arc flash study to mitigate risks and ensure the safety of their workers.

At Thor Engineering, LLC, we specialize in arc flash hazard analyses and power distribution system studies. Our team of experts utilizes the latest technology and industry trends to provide comprehensive and effective solutions to our clients in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas.

Our approach to arc flash mitigation has been successful for many clients over the years, and we are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality services to our clients. At Thor Engineering, LLC, our goal is to ensure the safety of workers and the protection of equipment and property in industrial facilities.


Strict Compliance With Industry Standards

The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires certain industrial electrical equipment to have arc flash warning labels.

NFPA 70E "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" and IEEE 1584 have guidelines for conducting hazard/risk assessments to determine arc flash levels at each panel in the distribution system.

Arc Flash Reduction Solutions

Thor Engineering, LLC has performed many successful arc flash hazard analyses and power distribution system studies at large Fortune 500 industrial facilities nationwide. Our goal is to get your arc flash levels as low as practically possible.

To achieve this goal, we use the latest technology and industry trends available at the time.  We have successfully mitigated arc flash levels for many clients over the years.  We can provide complete turnkey arc flash mitigation solutions.

How We Work

We come out to your site to collect field data needed for an arc flash hazard analysis.  We then use computer modeling software (Easypower or SKM) to create a model of the power distribution system.

Our experts base our calculations on NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584 standards to identify incident energy levels (cal/cm2), flash boundaries, and personal protective equipment (PPE) ratings.

Our full range of services covers:

  • Field Data Collection Services
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Verification of Equipment Interrupting Ratings
  • Protective Device Coordination Analysis
  • Calculation of Incident Energy Levels (Cal/cm2)
  • Calculation of Arc Flash Boundaries
  • Shock Hazard Analysis
  • Personnel Protective Equipment
  • Custom Printing of Warning Labels and Signs
  • Installation of Warning Labels and Signs
  • Onsite adjustment of circuit breaker & relay trip settings
  • Comprehensive Full-Color Report With Recommendations
  • On-Site Electrical Safety Training
  • Electrical Safety Program Development
  • Download our Arc Flash Services Brochure

Electrical Safety and Compliance Services

We offer quick and thorough assistance to clients with OSHA citations for electrical safety violations, substantially reducing their fines. Our turnkey safety solutions comply with the industry standard:
NFPA 70E "Electrical Safety in the Workplace.”

We can develop your corporate or plant-level electrical safety program, standards of practice, and lock-out-tag-out procedures.

Download our Electrical Safety Program Brochure

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On-Site Electrical Safety Training

Our training program is called “A Practical Application of NFPA 70E”. Our training helps close the loop between the results of the Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and your Electrical Safety Program. We address hazards found specifically in your plant. Our training is geared towards the maintenance employee. Our class is taught by a senior electrical engineer with over 20 years of experience as a plant engineer and maintenance manager running an entire maintenance crew in a chemical plant.

Our typical class is 4 hours long and includes powerpoint presentation, videos, PPE demonstration, and real-world scenarios with Q&A. Our handouts include: training manual, pen, hardhat sticker, and wallet card.

Click here for our Electrical Safety Training Brochure

Hire Our Experts

Achieve your goals and ensure smooth operations with Thor Engineering, LLC’s help. Connect with us today to find out how we can best serve you.