Safe when it
With comprehensive arc fault protection, you protect people, improve fire safety and optimise system availability.
A risk assessment helps you identify the risk of arc faults at an early stage. On this basis, you can take the appropriate measures to prevent arc faults and reduce the effects of arc energies. The process for optimising your arc fault protection concept could look like this.
Recognise dangers, prevent damage
An arc fault is not a rare event and is therefore a hazard to be taken seriously. This fault can occur due to a technical defect, human error, impurities or foreign bodies in the system. You prevent far-reaching consequences with comprehensive arc fault protection for systems and employees.
Check list for your comprehensive arc fault protection
Use this checklist as a guideline to assess arc fault hazards in your electrical systems and optimise your company-wide arc fault protection concept. If you have any questions, please contact our arc fault expert.
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Follow the Hierachy of Risk Controls
As a general rule, hazards are always eliminated at their source. If this does not suffice, further preventive measures can be taken as per the hierachy of risk control in accordance with NFPA 70 E.
e.g. disconnect all electrical equipment completely
e.g. internal arc fault mitigation system (IAMS)
e.g. adjustment of circuit breaker settings
e.g. arc flash labelling
e.g. planned work procedures
e.g. arc-rated PPE
The right solution
according to the hierachy of risk control:
The active arc fault protection system DEHNshort quenches arc faults within a few milliseconds, making it one of the most powerful protection systems on the market.
Work in and on electrical installations can be life-threatening. To prevent electrical accidents, follow the five safety rules (dead working)
Engineering controls/Awareness = Labeling DEHNarX
The DEHNarX service determines the risk of an arc fault according to DGUV-I 203-077 and the American process
NFPA 70E / IEEE 1584.
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Personal protective equipment against arc faults
Protection against extreme heat and flames. Choose protective equipment as per the requirements of your risk assessment.
Determine arc fault protection measures in the dialogue
If you want to evaluate your system availability as well as the protection of people, our dialogue guideline will help you