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Document ID (ISN)105536
CIS number 06-1196
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Calvo Sáez J.A.
Title Protection against low voltage electric arcs
Original title Protección contra el arco eléctrico en baja tensión [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2005, No.171, p.48-54. Illus.
Abstract Statistics show that 60% of electrical accidents are caused by electric arcs in electrical systems or panels. This article explains how electric arcs are generated and describes their effects (thermal effects, pressure waves) and protective measures to be adopted (compartmentalisation of the installation, automatic circuit breakers). Data concerning the admissible thermal load for cables according to their diameter and type of insulation are presented in tabular form.
Descriptors (primary) electrical safety; electric arc
Descriptors (secondary) switchgear; thermal effects; electric burns; short circuits
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity