Arc Flash Study & Power Engineering Services

Our professional engineers will give you confidence in the safety and reliability of your facility with an arc flash study and other power engineering services.

Specialists in performing an arc flash study, CBS Field Services provides a wide range of power engineering services across the U.S. This includes virtually all types of power system studies, electrical commissioning plans, and personnel training. These services ensure the reliable operation of your facility’s electrical system and the safety of your personnel.

Every upgrade, expansion, additional load, or other change in your power distribution system can result in conditions for which your power system was not designed. If appropriate adjustments are not made, an overload, short circuit, or ground fault can result in exposing your personnel to an unsafe condition and/or an unscheduled outage.

Our professional engineers have experience in performing electrical systems studies to ensure compliance with the requirements of NFPA 70E, IEEE, OSHA, and NEC. We can boost your confidence in the safety and reliability of your facility by providing an arc flash study, a coordination study, or a short circuit or other power system study for new facilities or expansions. We can also provide electrical maintenance and testing training for your personnel.

An arc flash study includes short circuit and coordination studies

What Is an Arc Flash?

In simplest terms, an arc flash is an electrical explosion caused by a short circuit, either conductor-to-conductor or conductor-to-ground, that can result in the destruction of electrical equipment and serious injury or death to nearby workers.

What Is an Arc Flash Study?

Also known as an arc flash analysis or arc flash hazard study or analysis, our arc flash study includes an on-site evaluation of your electrical system, short circuit and coordination studies, and an incident energy analysis. An arc flash risk assessment is performed and recommendations are provided for arc flash equipment labeling, personal protective equipment (PPE) categories, and solutions to mitigate (lower) arc flash hazards in your facility.

Contact us for more information or to discuss your requirements for an arc flash study for your facility.

Power System Engineering Services

Our power system engineering services include a comprehensive range of system analysis and studies including, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Arc flash hazard analysis
  • Short-circuit study
  • Protective device coordination study
  • Load-monitoring study

  • Power factor correction
  • Power quality monitoring
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Transient analysis
  • Motor-starting analysis
  • Grounding study
  • Fault analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • And more!
Coordination study is one part of our arc flash analysis

Electrical Commissioning Plan

We develop a commissioning plan to document how your electrical system project will undergo acceptance testing. The plan includes, but is not limited, to:

  • General project information
  • Commissioning goals
  • What equipment/systems will be commissioned
  • A plan to test the equipment/systems including:
  • Explanation of the design intent
  • Equipment and systems to be tested
  • Functions to be tested
  • Criteria for acceptable performance
  • Commissioning team information
  • Commission process including schedules and responsibilities
We utilize NETA/ANSI 2020 Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment & Systems


Our field-experienced trainers can come to your facility and provide hands-on training that’s tailored to your personnel and specific requirements. Areas covered include electrical system safety, maintenance, codes and standards, and more.

  • Electrical safety
  • Substation maintenance and testing
  • Circuit breaker maintenance and testing
  • Protective relay maintenance and testing
  • NFPA 70E
  • NEC — National Electrical Code
  • And more!
On-site, hands-on training including electrical system safety, maintenance, testing, codes & standards

Contact us today to discuss your requirements, request a quotation, or receive additional information.

Arc Flash Study & Other Power Engineering Services

Our professional engineers will give you confidence in the safety and reliability of your facility with an arc flash study and other power engineering services.

Electrical Acceptance Testing & Commissioning

Lifelong reliable power system service starts with a comprehensive critical acceptance testing plan. We ensure accurate, unbiased testing and reporting.

Electrical Testing & Preventive Maintenance

Schedule electrical testing & maintenance services from CBS Field Services – such as power monitoring, circuit breaker timing, and others – to ensure your power system is reliable and safe.

Thermographic Survey – Infrared Scan Services

Our infrared survey produces thermal images of your electrical power equipment to detect common potential points of failure that can cause power outages.


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The Group CBS family of electrical field service, service shop, and power products companies offer everything you need for manufacturing, testing, parts, repairs, and engineering services.

Manufacturing Services

Group CBS affiliates offer in-house manufacturing of obsolete replacement components for all types of electrical power circuit breakers and switchgear.

Replacement Parts

The service shops of Circuit Breaker Sales, a Group CBS affiliate, have tens-of-thousands of renewal and replacement parts for your power distribution equipment, including vintage relays and controllers.

Power Products

CBS Power Products is the electrical industry’s leader for remote racking and switching solutions and for vacuum interrupter replacements and test sets.

Repair, Life Extension

Extend the life of your obsolete switchgear, motor controls, and circuit breakers with our retrofit, retrofill, and upgrade life-extension programs.

CBS Field Services is a NETA Accredited Company

NETA Accreditation Ensures High-Quality

As a NETA Accredited Company since 2011, CBS Field Services has numerous NETA certified technicians on staff.  We underwent a rigorous application process to ensure that we provide electrical testing and maintenance services to the highest standards of safety and reliability,


Do you need help with electrical testing, maintenance, an arc flash study or other power engineering service? Give us a call or send us a note.

After Hours or Emergency Support Available 24/7  888.395.2021

After Hours or Emergency Support Available 24/7 888.395.2021