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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Difference Between Arc Flash and Arc Blast

Arc Flash vs. Arc Blast

An article by Dave Johnson in ISHN magazine explains the difference between and arc flash and arc blast.

The article is titled "Arc Flash: A Violent Event." It describes the characteristics of an arc flash, beginning the article by stating: "An arc flash is distinctly different from the arc blast. It is part of an arc fault, a type of electrical explosion that results from a low-impedance connection to ground or another voltage phase in an electrical system."

The article explains that an arc blast is the explosive portion of an arc flash event.

 Read the article here.

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