35,000º F. That’s how hot an arc flash can get (four times hotter than the surface of the sun!). This infographic provides that information and 9 other facts about arc flash that demonstrate the dangers of this electrical hazard. Every year over 2000 people are treated for arc flash injuries. These injuries range from severe burns to hearing loss.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published an arc flash standard that must be followed by businesses. The standard includes labeling that details the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required by personnel, boundary information, and nominal system voltage. This infographic does not detail exactly what is needed for specific protection, but instead focuses on pointing out some of the dangers of arc flash.
By helping to understanding the dangers of arc flash and how to take appropriate measures to safeguard against injuries, the authors hope that potential viewers will find out what is required to be safe from arc flash.