Arc Flash Protection

Arc flash accidents occur approximately 8 to 10 times in one week in the UK. Unfortunately, many switchgears are left without arc flash protection, despite its common occurrence and destructive potential. 

An arc flash is one of the most destructive electrical faults possible to have. Not only will it cause tremendous damage to equipment, but could also give life changing and even life-threatening injuries to any personnel within a close proximity.

An arc flash protection system, usually made up of a trip relay and a sensor, detects the arc and sends a trip command to the circuit breaker, which when opened will eliminate the arc.