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