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Arc Flash and the importance of conducting studies

Arc Flash causes serious damage to life and equipment. Several new techniques have been created to help reduce the risks associated with Arc Flash. Most commonly used and trusted method by the industry is a study that uses electrical system characteristics and parameters. This paper demonstrates how such a study is conducted on a sample system. System parameters and tabulated study results have been presented. It is also discussed and demonstrated that simple modifications in some system parameters can greatly reduce the risks associated with Arc Flash.

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