Specializing in power studies including short circuit, electrical system coordination, arc flash hazard analysis, & electrical safety training, D.P. Lund Company is an electrical engineering firm with the real-world knowledge of a master electrician. If you are an Environmental Health & Safety officer (EHS) or building owner in need of a power study, we can help!
Serving Montana, Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Washington, & Wyoming, D.P. Lund Company uses 20+ years of experience, while striving to decrease your facility's expenditures by increasing efficiency, reliability, and protection in your electrical equipment & systems; while at the same time increasing worker safety and assisting with NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 Subpart S - Electrical code compliance.
Our engineers utilize SKM and EasyPower® software for short circuit calculations, load flow, coordination, and arc flash analysis.
Want to bring productivity to a stop? Select the wrong arc flash consultant. Not all arc flash studies are the same. There are ways to maintain productivity and meet code; D.P. Lund Company can show you how.
We will happily come to your facility and are currently licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Being an NCEES record holder allows our engineers to conveniently become qualified to work in any state.
Your facility and workers need to follow NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 - Subpart S requirements and here's what to do:
OSHA has adopted NFPA 70E as their consensus standard for electrical safety. Arc flash labeling of electrical equipment is required by 70E. We make compliance and electrical safety cost effective and straight forward. When you purchase an arc flash study from D.P. Lund Company, you receive the following:
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Your first step is to contact us at which time we will send you a form that gives you the ability to let us know more about your facility and power study needs. If you have any questions during this process, we are here to help!
Once we have a better understanding of your facility, how up-to-date your electrical plans are, and how we can meet your power study needs, we will send you a free proposal.
After the signed proposal is returned to us, we get start gathering the data.
During the data collection process, our field technicians work with you to find what they need from your facility like gathering information on:
Most of the time we come on-site and collect this information ourselves but if you have a new building or your electrical records are up-to-date, we can sometimes work with you or your electricians to gather the information needed. After the data collection phase, we begin to analyze the data.
Next, we create a computer model of your electrical system using EasyPower® or SKM software. The model contemplates different operating scenarios (motors running, motors off, utility power, generator power, etc.).
This model allows us to calculate the short circuit current at key locations in your system to determine if the electrical equipment is adequately rated for your installation.
If you’ve purchased the coordination study option, we’ll take a look at the settings of your protective devices and make recommendations for their adjustment to optimize coordination, protection, and safety.
Using the computer model, we complete the arc flash study. Our studies are IEEE 1584 compliant.
We have decades of experience with power systems.
At the Arc Flash Labels & Arc Flash Reports step, D.P. Lund Company will use what was learned in the engineering analysis stage to provide:
If a coordination study was included, we will make recommendations for the optimization of breaker settings to increase fault coordination and reduce arc flash incident energy levels.
We can make these changes and install the arc flash labels if you would like (giving you a separate quote for this option), or we can provide device setting reports and arc flash labels via mail for your own forces or a contractor to utilize.
If you’re also having us provide electrical safety training, it generally makes the most sense to combine the device settings and label installation with the training trip to your facility.
The arc flash labels should not be installed until after the settings are updated to match the recommendations, since the calculations are based on the recommended settings.
It doesn't matter if all your equipment is labeled if your employees don't know how to interpret the information. We have developed a 4-hour curriculum that covers OSHA 1910 Subpart S - Electrical, NFPA 70E, and NEC requirements for:
Our instructor, Dana Lund's, combination of engineering technical knowledge and practical experience from working with a tool belt on, allows him to analyze and teach the code from an entirely different viewpoint. You don’t want to learn about this code from someone that doesn’t understand the real world consequences of what they are telling you. You want to learn from someone who looks at every requirement and thinks about how that will affect the electrical worker in terms of both safety and productivity.
**OSHA 1910 Subpart S requires that your staff be trained; most of our clients find it best for us to provide that training, but we will still price this separately in our quote to you for your convenience.
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To accommodate your shift schedule, we can do up to 3 classes in one day
If you don't already have an electrical safety program in place, this is one of the most crucial steps you need to take as an owner, manager, or safety officer of your business.
D.P. Lund Company has developed a model electrical safety program that gives you firm guidelines and important forms that will allow you to establish your company's own electrical safety program with verbiage that stresses the importance of worker compliance by citing the NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 Subpart S - Electrical requirements.
If you choose this option, in addition to the model handbook, you will receive the following worksheets to use with your program:
**We provide our Model Electrical Safety Program as an optional feature and will price this separately when you ask us for a quote.
NFPA 70E Article 130.5 (2) states:
An Arc Flash Risk Assessment shall be performed and shall:
Be updated when a major modification or renovation takes place. It shall be reviewed periodically, at intervals not to exceed 5 years to account for changes in the electrical distribution system that could affect the results of the arc flash risk assessment.
From this statement it’s clear that in 5 short years the study must be revisited. The good news is that this can be done at a vastly reduced cost if we keep the electrical model current. Also, you should be aware that the cost to add a piece of new equipment to the study is quite low.
Generally speaking there are two conditions that necessitate an update to the study.
Unless the change is extensive, we can most likely process the update without physically coming to your facility. In general, we will need the same information shown on the one line diagram that was provided with your study report. We can email you forms to aid in data collection.
It’s often convenient to mark-up the one line with the changes. If you call us we’ll be happy to email or mail a copy of your current one line for your use. Here are examples of the information that would be required:
If your project involved blueprints we can often obtain the necessary information from a copy of the prints and the submittals or operation & maintenance manual. Close-up pictures of the equipment showing the manufacturer’s label can also be helpful. If you use an electrical contractor we can work with them to get the information needed.
When changes or additions come along, don’t hesitate to call us. We’re always happy to discuss your needs.
Once we get an idea of the scope of the change, we can provide either a fixed fee or not-to-exceed proposal via email. If you accept the proposal we will process the change and mail you the following:
As mentioned above, if we stay on top of changes the benefits are many:
This is why we encourage our clients to keep D.P. Lund Company updated with any changes you might have with your facility. When we work together, we can save your company time, effort, money, and keep you much more safe than if you just do your study then forget about it for 5 years.
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