Arc Flash Labeling
An Arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to the ground. Arc flashes are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to it, serious injury and even death could occur. Arcing from an electrical fault can produce temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun, creating an incredibly hot blast with a force similar to an explosion—enough to throw a worker’s body across the room. Labeling electrical equipment for Arc flash activity can save lives.
In fact, according to the National Safety Council, electrical hazards like this cause nearly one fatality every single workday. Arc flashes can also lead to business disruption, costly damage to equipment and facilities, legal liability, increased insurance premiums, and hefty regulatory fines. We can help you label your equipment for Arc flashes and prevent any of the issues above.