Active Arc Flash Mitigation Solutions

A newly introduced, active arc elimination system can effectively help to mitigate the potentially severe consequences of an arc fault. The Ultra-Fast Earthing Switch (UFES) extinguishes an internal arc by redirecting the uncontrolled energy release into a defined and controlled bolted connection of all 3 phases to earth potential. It is designed to detect and quench a burning internal arc in less than one-third of a cycle and therefore offers the highest degree of protection for personnel and equipment. This session, presented by Cansu Yildirim, Business Development Manager for Control & Protection Solutions at ABB in Germany, will provide you an overview of different UFES arc flash protection devices. Furthermore, she discusses the possibilities and advantages of the UFES arc elimination system with regards to process outage time, as well as equipment and personnel safety.

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