Protecting Against Arc Flash

Credit to Author: Erhan Cokal| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:57:57 +0000

An Arc flash is defined as a hazardous explosion of energy from an electrical circuit, or a type of discharge that results from a low-impedance connection through air to ground… Read more »

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GAME CHANGING TECH! – Arc Flash Energy Reduction for Safety and Resiliency

Credit to Author: Jeff M Miller, PE| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:00:25 +0000

“Once in a while an innovative technology will catch my eye as an industry GAME CHANGER! Like when I first learned about ArcBlokTM for low voltage motor control centers (MCCs).” In… Read more »

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Five Safety Tips for Modernizing Your Aging Switchgear

Credit to Author: Gabriel Arce| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:00:07 +0000

Switchgear can have an extremely long service life, stretching into multiple decades. However, while a 30- or 40-year-old piece of equipment may still perform its original functions as well as… Read more »

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Arc flash protection: combining containment and mitigation

Credit to Author: Tarek Boumegoura| Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:00:27 +0000

The Occupational Health & Safety Association (OSHA) have reported that arc flashes result in over 7,000 burn injuries per year in the US, with over 400 people dying as a… Read more »

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The dangers of arc flash and how to protect against them

Credit to Author: Tarek Boumegoura| Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:00:48 +0000

According to the Occupational Health & Safety Association (OSHA), 5 to 10 arc flash events occur per day in the U.S., with most of these resulting in injuries and some being… Read more »

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Arc Flash Mitigation: Removing Workers From Harm’s Way

Credit to Author: Antony Parsons| Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 12:08:58 +0000

Mitigation is defined as to make milder, less severe or less violent. When applied to electrical workplace safety, arc flash mitigation involves taking steps to minimize the level of hazard… Read more »

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