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Arc Flash
 
An electric arc is the collision of two streams of energy that produce a flash of light like fire. It can reach a temperture of 19,500 °C.
 
The thermal energy given off by an arc flash is expressed in calories per square centimeter (cal/cm²), a common arc flash ranges between 4 and 30 cal/cm².

Energy reflected from a flash by an electric arc can burn a worker's common cotton or synthetic clothes in less than 3 seconds, causing serious injuries that can disable the worker for life. To avoid these terrible consequences use Carolina Protect® FR fabrics with an ATPV (Arc Thermal Protection Value) ratig class.
 
 
     
 
 
 
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