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Managing Arc Flash: Collaborative Solutions in Medium-Voltage Switchgear

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4 Author(s)
Krause, K. ; Shallbetter Inc., Oshkosh, WI, USA ; Burns, D. ; Hutchinson, S. ; Arvola, J.

Many articles have been written about arc-flash events, mostly with a single focus. This article brings forth a wider view with a time/distance analysis of different arc abatement technologies in medium-voltage, metal-clad switchgear. The IEEE C37.20.7 [8] actual test results data, obtained from a certified high-voltage test facility, offers the reader a true snapshot of pressures developed within standard metal-clad switchgear enclosure using the latest blend of arc abatement topologies. Comparisons are made between the three prevalent technologies, which address an arc flash by time-magnitude approach boundaries. This article also addresses the phenomena associated with electrical arcs within medium-voltage switchgear by developing an introductory understanding of the generation of an arc and the pressure damages that both equipment and personnel may encounter.

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Industry Applications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 1 )