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What You Need to Know About Arc Flashes

Published By: Eaton
Published:  Jun 01, 2012
Length:  8 pages

Arc flashes-the fiery explosions that can result from short circuits in high-power electrical devices-kill hundreds of workers in the U.S. every year and permanently injure thousands more. They can also wreak financial havoc in the form of fines, lawsuits and damage to expensive equipment. Yet, many data center operators are perilously unfamiliar with both the causes of arc flash events and the serious dangers they pose.

This white paper aims to fill that knowledge gap byproviding introductory-level information about what arc flashes are, why they're so hazardous and what steps data center managers should take to safeguard their employees, infrastructure and productivity.

Tagsarc flash, mitigation strategy, hazard analysis, ppe, personal protective equipment, ieee 1584, nfpa 70e, nclb