Arc Flash

When and where do you have to worry about arc flask risks?  I know an electrical panel has an arc flash risk, why?  What about equipment? Would a step up transformer that steps the voltage from 120 V to 1500 V have some arc flash potential?

Thank you


asked 6/18/2014
jcdelao4
jcdelao
  • Probability of arc flash risk is more in high voltage panels(11KV and above).Yes there can be some chances(but less) of arc flashes for the step up from 120V to 1500V, - ram31 7/22/2014

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Arc flash is important from a safety view. The results of an arc flash study can be used to determine operating procedures, safe distances and required personal protective equipment.

If you search the site, there are a couple of posts on arc flash which will give you more information.
answered 11/26/2014 Steven McFadyen 246
Steven McFadyen

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