Implementing Enclosure Solutions to Minimize Arc Flash Exposure

Submitted by Kristian on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 13:10

Implementing Enclosure Solutions to Minimize Arc Flash Exposure

Implementing Enclosure Solutions to Minimize Arc Flash Exposure

Many industries today are becoming much more driven with technology and there is a big need for electronic components even in dangerous areas. In industries where there is a regular mix of electronic equipment and difficult environments, all energized equipment must be prepared to reduce the danger of arc flashes. 

Protecting your equipment from failure and foreign contaminants needs to be done by choosing the right electrical enclosure solution. Electrical enclosures provide an extra shield for your equipment and make sure that when electronics are properly energized, there is a lesser chance for a short circuit between electrified conductors. An arc flash is a chance that a short circuit occurs and an explosive blast of electricity moves its way from the conductors to create the shortest path for the charge. This flash results in an explosive amount of energy that usually results in flame, sound, and debris. One arc flash can reach temperatures of up to 35,000°F in just one second and 80% of all burns and electrical injuries on the job site are caused by this type of accident. 

More than 2000 people received injuries as a result of arc flash each year and this is based on statistics from the national fire protection Association. If you are working around equipment that is going to be energized it is important that there’s an understanding of the risks associated with arc flash. It is also important to provide ongoing health and safety solutions and to reduce the overall risk of arc/injuries with regular updates to health and safety mandates. 

Selecting the correct electrical enclosure can help to protect your workers as well as the equipment that is crucial to your business.  Being proactive with safety measures against arc flash can lead to innovations in the workplace and ensure that there is an improvement to productivity. 

Having the option to properly protect workers and equipment simultaneously can be a cost-effective solution for any business. Innovations in the latest enclosure technology will provide relevant equipment that can protect contamination and increase the profitability and efficiency as well as productivity.

 If you are interested in seeking out new safety standards and integrated enclosures for your business, we can make sure that you can access the best standards for managing electrical hazards throughout the workplace. Contact our company today to learn more.