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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 exposure 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 exposure.

ABB delivers multiple products and services that reduce exposure 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

Approach

 

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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