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APPLICATION NOTES VOLUME 2
ARC FLASH BASICS & CURRENT SENSOR SAFETY
 

Where do arc flash hazards occur?

A hazardous arc flash can occur in any electrical device, regardless of voltage, in which the energy is high enough to sustain an arc.

Potential places where this can happen include:
• Panel boards and switchboards
• Motor control centers
• Metal clad switch gear
• Transformers
• Motor starters and drive cabinets
• Fused disconnects
• Any place that can have equipment failure

What is an arc flash hazard?

Think of an arc flash as a short circuit through the air. In an arc flash incident, an enormous amount of concentrated radiant energy  explodes outward from electrical equipment.

The explosion creates pressure waves and a superheated ball of gas that can severely burn a worker’s body and melt metal. The pressure waves can also propel loose material like molten metal, pieces of damaged equipment, tools and other objects, through the air.

 

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REDUCE RISKS BY VIRTUALLY ELIMINATING  CALIBRATION IN ENERGIZED ENCLOSURES

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Avoiding calibration in an energized enclosure is the best way to avoid arc flash when working with current sensors. Senva offers two models--Autoset and Preset—which both address this application issue. 

Autosettm self-calibrates after installation using Senva’s 24sensetm technology which adapts to system changes, such as air balancing.

Presettm uses a unique, patent pending, scaled adjustment which is set to the motor FLA.  It is priced comparably  to manually adjusted sensors, but saves up to $30 per point, because there is no need to return to the site to calibrate

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