The energy released during a short circuit can cause an explosion. This is called an arc flash, electric arc or electrical arcing. Arc flashes are one of the greatest hazards when working on an electrical installation. Unfortunately, this risk is often underestimated. Because although electric arc flashes are not very common, they can have serious consequences. They cause damage not only to the installation, but also to all persons in the vicinity. The more violent the explosion, the more likely and severe the injuries. So prevention is better than cure.
Arc flash calculations therefore increase the safety of your installation and employees:
- Based on the installation data for a specific workplace, we calculate the arc flash energy or energy released in the event of a short circuit.
- Based on this result, you can determine which personal protective equipment is necessary when working on the installation.
- With a label or tag on the cabinet, you can then designate the necessary PPE. These labels simplify the LMRA allowing employees to work safely.
Research on arc flashes is relatively new. Because safety is our top priority, we want to support you in this challenge as best we can. Our experts therefore have specific software for correct arc flash calculations.