RICK was hired by the University of Arizona to graphically depict the results of an arc flash study. This was completed in order to map the spatial extents and potential area affected by arc flash limits at the Bill Wilson sub-station located at the University of Arizona CHRP Facility. The studies performed leverage 3D laser scanning, 3D overlays, and the data from the arc flash study provided by the University of Arizona.
Site conditions were then captured with the use of 3D laser scans and a phase-based scanner, collecting 500,000 points per second. The sub-station was in operation at the date of survey, leveraging the concept of not having to ‘touch’ the objects to measure them. This meant zero downtime for the facilities. Additionally, field crews were at safe distances and did not have to physically occupy the various origins of study. Scanning the site took approximately two (2) hours. Deliverables included a report of results graphically depicting the limits of arc flash from several origin points onto the surrounding campus. Web Based interactive TruViews were published allowing the project team to review the site without revisiting the field.
RICK services for the project included: