The purpose for the arc flash study is to determine the available incident energy and the protective clothing (PPE) requirement for persons working on live equipment. An Arc Flash study can only be conducted in conjunction with a short circuit and coordination study to obtain clearing times of overcurrent protective devices. This will calculate the proper PPE, based on the arcing fault current levels and protective device clearing times per IEEE 1584-2004, to comply with OSHA 1910.132 d and 1910.335. NEC 110.16 states for flash protection:
As Built Surveys
Smith Miller Associates as-built surveys begin with physical features such as building floor plans, furniture, structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical systems, described and drawn on scaled floor plans in 2-D. The firm offers various degrees and specifications of as-built surveying tailored to the client's needs and the requirements of the project.
Building commissioning is a joint team effort to ensure that all equipment, controls and systems function together properly to meet the design intent and to document system performance parameters for fine tuning of control sequences and operational procedures.
The commissioning process encompasses and coordinates the traditionally separate functions of system documentation, equipment start up, control system calibration, testing and balancing, training, and performance testing. The commissioning team is made up of the commissioning agent and representatives from the owner, engineer, major equipment suppliers, controls vendor, and sub contractors.
Maintenance of physical assets – buildings, MEP/FP and utility systems – is a critical issue in today's resource-constrained environment. Through its condition assessment survey, Smith Miller Associates provides a cost-effective means to identify, assess, prioritize and manage the maintenance and repair requirements of these assets. A condition assessment survey offer a process for establishing condition standards, inspecting, recording, prioritizing and managing the maintenance and repair of buildings and infrastructure.
Smith Miller Associates' energy management specialists take a systematic approach to assessing the potential benefits of energy retrofits by conducting a thorough audit of energy system components, testing potential packages of system improvements in a computer model and performing life cycle cost analysis. The issues adddressed in energy management plans include: