Monday, November 18, 2019

What Are An Arc Flash & An Arc Blast?

 

An Arc Flash is an energy discharge of light and heat that forms when a fault occurs in an electrical circuit. The arcing results in a tremendous amount of energy being released as current flowing through ionized air. An Arc Blast, separate from an Arc Flash, is a supersonic shockwave produced when the uncontrolled arc vaporizes the metal conductors. Serious injury and fatality from when an arc flash/blast occur during open panel inspections. To mitigate the risk to workers, and the damage caused to assets, there are solutions you can implement for safer, more efficient, and cost-effective practices.

 

 

Anatomy of An Arc Flash

 

Insurance Company Chooses Infrared Windows for Arc Flash Mitigation

 

Reducing Arc Flash Risks with Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices

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