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      Arc Flash solutions

      Schneider Electric is a globally recognized leader in promoting electrical safety, with more than 20 years of experience in arc flash protection. Our licensed experts can help you design the right architecture for your application, in compliance with your national regulations.

    Sparks and fire


    Arc flash accidents rarely occur in electrical installations, but their consequences are extremely severe. They can happen during abnormal use due to corruption of isolation, or in circumstances involving animals, flooding, vibrations, corrosion, etc.

    An arc flash can also occur during commissioning or maintenance and people nearby can be severely injured. It can render equipment unusable and force costly downtime with serious economic consequences.

    For both safety and productivity, it’s necessary to prevent and protect against arc flash accidents.
    • Solutions

      Efficient arc-flash monitoring system designs identify a fault location and isolate it from the rest of the installation to help reduce shutdown risk, minimize damage, and optimize the maintenance effort.

      Protection against arc flash ignition can be:

      • Passive - by mechanical reinforcement and insulation
      • Active - by detection and mitigation of arc ignition

      Advanced technologies for fast detection combined with high-performance protection systems help protect personnel and equipment, and identifying the fault as fast as possible is critical to reducing damage costs.
    • Value Proposition

      Licensed Schneider Electric professionals around the world have the depth of experience to design the best compliant architecture for your installation:

      • Passive protection is best for most switchgear
      • Active protection combines numerous sensors to survey arc ignition at any place inside LV or MV switchgear
      • With IEC 61850 communication, disturbance recording, and default discrimination capabilities, Schneider Electric provides the most advanced offer on the market
      • With its compact design, arc flash protection can be quickly installed in existing equipment
    • Differentiation

      Schneider Electric is a recognized leader in promoting electrical safety in the workplace with more than 20 years experience in arc flash protection:

      • Strategically-located professional engineers who are collectively registered to meet regional & national licensing requirements
      • Professional engineers who have in-depth knowledge of power distribution and control equipment
      • Standardized methodology to complete arc flash analyses along with uniform reporting standards
      • Provide arc flash mitigation solutions through a variety of engineering and electrical distribution services
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