What is an Arc Flash

Monday, 12 August 2013 by

Definition An arc flash is the light and heat produced from an electric arc supplied with sufficient electrical energy to cause substantial damage or harm, fire or injury. Electrical arcs, however, fed by limited energy and well controlled, produce very bright light (as in arc lamps—enclosed, or with open electrodes), and are also used for

It’s no doubt you already know that, with ambient temperatures reaching 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, four times higher than the temperature of the sun’s surface, the results of Arc Flash are rarely less than devastating. Reasons Why Arc Flashes Are Generated Generally, there are three main causes of arc flashes: Human error – unsafe work procedures, maintenance mistakes, and