Arc Flash Hazards

3 min read What Is Arc Flash? An arc flash is an electrical explosion where an electric arc is supplied with enough electrical energy to cause substantial damage, fire or injury. Arc flash temperatures can reach or exceed 35,000 F (20,000 C) at the arc terminals. A massive amount of energy is released, rapidly vaporizing the metal conductors, which blasts the molten metal and expanding plasma outward with extreme force. An arc flash explosion can cause destruction of equipment, fire, …

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