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How to reduce exposure to arc flash hazards
Multiple solutions for new and existing facilities
Arc Flash Hazard Protection

Arc flash hazard risk is a function of fault clearing time at an arcing current and a worker’s distance from the event. Multiple techniques can be employed to limit risk. ABB offers a variety of products and services that help minimize risk in both new and existing facilities

ABB Service: How to reduce exposure to arc flash hazards
Arc flash services

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Arc flash protection & remediation



Reduce incident energy


Deploy preventative maintenance capability


Minimize event equipment damage


Shield personnel / add distance

ABB Ability monitoring  


Digital switchgear


Arc resistant equipment
(see Related products below)

Arc flash mitigation MCC units


Load interrupter switch


Arc protection relays


Trip unit upgrades


Current limiting devices
(see Related products below)


Remote racking devices      

Arc flash hazard analysis      

Service maintenance program / scheduled outage



Related products


Industry leadership

Through continuous research, product development, technical publications and industry support, ABB helps lead the way in arc flash hazard reduction by:

  • Continuously conducting field surveys to address concerns that relate to arc flash protection
  • Investing in research and development of products that help reduce the risks of arc flash
  • Supporting industry-wide efforts, such as our sponsorship and participation in Plant Engineering’s Arc Flash University and in IEEE events
  • Offering training on NFPA70E and Electrical Safety



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