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Lew Silecky

Responsible for marketing, technical sales, applications, training and all aspects of product performance, Lew Silecky, a 30-year plus member of OACETT, technical committee member for the CSA Z462, Part 1 representative for the IAEI for Canadian Electrical Code sections 14, 18 and 42 and an IEEE and NFPA member, has been employed with Mersen (formerly Ferraz Shawmut) for over 20 years. Lew has worked in the electrical industry for such companies as Furnas Electric, ITE Industries, Omron and Aromat. Having a well-balanced expertise in the electrical industry, Lew is familiar with just about any application problem that is thrown his way. A graduate of Lakehead University, Lew holds a diploma in electrical engineering technology. He has spent all of his life in the Toronto area and has traveled extensively throughout Canada with the various manufacturers he has worked for.


Evaluation of Onset to Second-Degree Burn Energy in Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis

Our interest in determining accurate onset to second-degree burn energy and its significance in computing the arc-flash boundary is focused on the prevention of injury to the skin of a human who might be exposed to an arc flash. During the last two decades different formulas have been proposed to calculate incident energy at an assumed working distance, and the arc-flash boundary in order to determine arc-rated personal protective equipment for qualified electrical workers.