Arc Flash Protection – Arc Quenching Switchgear
May 23 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn about new technology to reduce incident energy, protect personel and equipment, and reduce downtime.
Please join IEEE Industry Application Society in welcoming Cameron Clark to the Safari Room where he will share information regarding some of the latest developments in arc flash protection.
Arc Quenching Switchgear provides:
• Exceptional incident energy reduction – Reduces incident energy to less than 1.2 cal/cm2, far below methods that rely solely on a power circuit breaker to clear the fault. (For 480 V systems with 85,000 A of available fault current or less at a working distance of 18″)
• Enhanced safety – Exceeds C37.20.7 arc-resistant testing requirements by demonstrating acceptance even when breakers are removed, doors are open and covers are removed – without the need for ducts, plenums or special construction
• Advanced equipment protection – Protects valuable switchgear assets from arc flash damage
• Dramatically reduced downtime – Switchgear can be quickly returned to service after an arc flash event
How Arc Quenching Switchgear works:
Arc Quenching Switchgear detects and contains an arc fault in less than 4 milliseconds, drastically reducing the incident energy. It works by detecting the ignition of an arc inside the switchgear using the Eaton Arc Flash Relay and transferring it to the Arc Quenching Device. Arc Quenching Switchgear transfers the arc by creating a lower-impedance arcing fault, not a bolted fault, safely contained inside the Arc Quenching Device. This reduces the peak fault current by at least 25% and puts less stress on upstream equipment during a quenching operation.
Speaker(s): Cameron Clark,
5:30 – 6:00 Gather and socialize
6:15 Technical Presentation
Room: Private Dining Room
Safari Room at the Davenport Tower
111 South Post Street