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  1. Safety benefits of arc-resistance metalclad medium-voltage switchgear.

    Article - En anglais

    One cause of serious injuries to electrical workers in the petrochemical industry is flash burns from arcing faults in medium-voltage metalclad switchgear.

    First introduced in Europe, arc-resistant switchgear designs are now being marketed in North America to eliminate this potential cause of injuries by containing the arc byproducts and venting the gases in a safe manner.

    This paper discusses current worker safety regulations, the arcing fault process, standards governing arc-resistant switchgear, and switchgear design, application, and cost/benefit considerations.

    One manufacturer's experience testing a new arc-resistant switchgear design is included.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Article synthèse, Résistance électrique, Arc électrique, Prévention accident, Placage métal, Personnel, Usine pétrochimique, Courant défaut électrique, Norme, Essai équipement, Appareillage connexion électrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arc resistant switchgear, Petrochemical industry, Europe, North America, Arcing fault process, Reviews, Electric resistance, Electric arcs, Accident prevention, Metal cladding, Personnel, Petrochemical plants, Electric fault currents, Standards, Equipment testing, Electric switchgear

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0124821

    Code Inist : 001D05G. Création : 199608.