ARC FLASH MITIGATION

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The definition of mitigation is ‘to make milder, less severe or less violent.’ When applied to electrical workplace safety, arc flash mitigation involves taking steps to minimise the level of hazard and/or the risk associated with an arc flash event. An arc flash is an explosive release of thermal energy including brilliant light, dangerous sound… Read more »

clients arc flash journey

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What is Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release of energy caused by an electrical short circuit between two energised conductors or an energised conductor and earth. The sudden discharge of electrical energy causes a brilliant explosion of light and sound. The temperatures inside an Arc Flash incident can reach 19,000°C (sun’s surface… Read more »

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ARC FLASH

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What is an arc flash? An arc flash is an explosive release of thermal energy including brilliant light, dangerous sound levels and sometimes a blast pressure wave. It is primarily caused by an electrical short circuit or overvoltage between live conductors or live conductor and earth. The heat generated can vaporise the copper conductors and… Read more »

good power quality

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Power quality is often defined as the electrical network’s ability to supply a clean and stable power supply. Good quality ideally creates a perfect power supply that is always available, has a pure noise-free sinusoidal wave shape, and is always within voltage and frequency tolerances.Poor power quality can have a number of impacts on the electrical network. Here are the… Read more »

electrical network

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In the aftermath of hurricane Ophelia, which hit Ireland this week and devastated electrical networks across the country, utilities and businesses are counting the cost of the clean-up operation. 350,000 homes and businesses were left without power at points throughout the storm, and the worst affected customers may be without power for up to ten… Read more »