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Ed Larsen

Ed Larsen is an industry standards manager for Schneider Electric USA and is based in Cedar Rapids, IA. He is responsible for overcurrent protective device and motor control product standards and holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has been an employee of Square D/Schneider Electric for 41 years as an application engineer, marketing manager, product manager, and engineering manager for control products and circuit breakers. Ed has authored articles and papers and frequently speaks on various product application and code compliance topics. He is a member of numerous industry technical committees and NEC® Code Making Panels 2 and 11.

Arc Energy Reduction Considerations

Protecting workers from the hazards of electric shock has been understood for decades. Recently though, more attention has been given to the role electrical equipment can play in minimizing arc flash hazards. The energy exposure of an arc flash incident can be significantly reduced when attention is given to the type of equipment specified and where it is installed in an electrical system.