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 Post subject: Ever a reason to create a purposeful arc flash?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:02 am 

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Newbie question:

I understand that arc flashes in an industrial setting are almost always accidental and unwanted incidents. Is there ever a reason to purposefully cause an arc flash, though? Maybe for some sort of maintenance/testing procedure?

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Zach


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:56 am 
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Lab setting for testing PPE.
Lab setting for demo video showing off an arc flash.

Industrial setting? Never heard of it purposefully.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:04 pm 
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ConvergenceTraining wrote:
Newbie question:

I understand that arc flashes in an industrial setting are almost always accidental and unwanted incidents. Is there ever a reason to purposefully cause an arc flash, though? Maybe for some sort of maintenance/testing procedure?

Thanks,

Zach


Arc flash testing. Especially arc resistant gear.

Testing/studying circuit breaker interruption process.

Some of the very slow air switches at higher voltage levels are quite impressive in the size of the arcs they generate.


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