Keeping your team safe and compliant

Salas O’Brien provides programmatic power studies to help ensure that your electrical system is safe, reliable, and efficient, while minimizing the risk of downtime and damage.

We provide incident energy and arc-flash hazard analyses, short-circuit, and protective device coordination studies. Our engineers collect detailed electrical system data at each site, and use this data to validate existing or to develop new one-line and electrical system floor plan drawings. We perform short circuit, equipment evaluation, arc-flash, and protective device coordination analyses using applicable NFPA, IEEE, and ANSI standards. 

Brian Kolak, PESenior Vice President, Salas O’Brien
We’re passionate about safety. Preventing arc-flash incidents is a perfect fit with our company culture. We have deep experience and mature protocols that ensure the highest-quality studies.
Brian Kolak, PESenior Vice President, Salas O’Brien
Justin BenedictVP, Senior Engineer, Salas O’Brien
Through the reporting process, we dig into the issues and provide our clients with potential next steps so they can plan maintenance and capital projects for the remediation and mitigation of arc flash hazards.
Justin BenedictVP, Senior Engineer, Salas O’Brien
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What we can offer

From initial consultation to full specification and construction facilitation, we offer a complete array of services, including the development of advanced and often groundbreaking solutions when conventional approaches can’t deliver quality results.

Incident energy and arc-flash analysis services

We perform work per the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1584, Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations.

We tailor project work plans and schedules to comply with customer and facility occupant performance and deliverable requirements, milestones, and sequence of work. We use established protocols to plan the on-site investigation efforts successfully. Each arc flash project is assigned a dedicated project manager (PM). Our PM is responsible for preparing safety plans and obtaining client approval before performing field work.

  • Field Assessments
  • Utility Coordination
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Protective Device Time-Current Coordination Analysis 
  • Incident Energy Study
  • Field Adjustments 
  • Detail Reports and Recommendations
  • Arc-Flash Hazard Labeling

Infrared assessments

Salas O’Brien uses infrared assessments to identify potential hot spots and other hazards in electrical systems.

Load studies and summaries

Salas O’Brien analyzes and reports power loads and power quality in various types of power systems, including transmission and distribution systems.