IEEE, or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc, is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE has:

  • More than 395,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of whom are from outside the United States
  • More than 90,000 student members 
  • 331 sections in ten geographic regions worldwide
  • 1,952 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests
  • 1,855 student branches in 80 countries
  • 483 student branch chapters at colleges and universities
  • 338 affinity groups – IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council. The Affinity Group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants’ Network, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), Women in Engineering (WIE) and Life Members (LM)

IEEE Std. 1584

Published in 2002, IEEE Std.1584tm, IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations, defines the practice for performing detailed arc flash calculations. Although NFPA 70E does not mandate calculations be performed according to the IEEE 1584 methods, this method has become the currently accepted industry practice used for calculating the prospective incident energy that could be available at a given location which can be used to determine the PPE requirements.

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