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Fuse Protection Solutions - Arc Flash Hazard Prevention

It's expected that the explosive energy released during arcing faults will send more than 2,000 workers to burn centers this year. Most of these people will not have been properly warned of the magnitude of the hazard — if they're warned at all.

Although injuries from an arc blast are not as frequent as other injuries, their severity makes the costs to human life and to industry as a whole much, much greater. The monetary cost alone can easily exceed $1 million, and includes not only medical expenses, but the costs of equipment replacement, downtime and insurance.

The Causes of Arc Flash

An arc flash can be caused a number of ways, including:
  • Accidental contact with energized parts
  • Inadequate short circuit ratings
  • Tracking across insulation surfaces
  • Tools dropped on energized parts
  • Wiring errors
  • Contamination, such as dust on insulating surfaces
  • Corrosion of equipment parts and contacts
  • Improper work procedures
As you would expect, proper procedures, tools and maintenance can prevent most arc flash situations from occurring.

Ramco Innovations offers comprehensive solutions for Arc Flash Hazard Prevention and we've partnered with vendors who provide quailty solutions.

Product Examples

  • Amp-Trap 2000® Current Limiting Fuses Family
    Amp-Trap 2000® Current Limiting Fuses Family Amp-Trap 2000 current-limiting fuses open in less than one-quarter cycle at fault currents up to 300kA and minimize the let-thru current that flows downstream. So not only do Amp-Trap 2000 fuses save you from arc flash liability, they minimize the downtime that can diminish your productivity and profits. In short, they protect all your assets.


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