Machine & Operator Safety
Schneider Electric arc flash mitigation technology now available across Canada
January 21, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Schneider Electric has announced that its Square D brand’s patented arc flash mitigation technology, ArcBlok, is now available across Canada, for Model 6 Motor Control Centers.
ArcBlok offers a simple safety measure to protect electrical workers and equipment.
It uses digital thermal sensors and Zigbee communications protocols for enhanced control and system visibility. This offers additional control to monitor ArcBlok-enabled Motor Control Centers remotely through solutions such as Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure system.
Temperatures can be measured with mobile devices using Near Field Communication tags, reducing reliance on personal protection equipment and administrative controls.
Schneider Electric’s Model 6 Motor Control Center with ArcBlok technology is tested to IEEE/ANSI C37.20.7 requirements.
Once installed, the system mitigates the chance for an arc flash event, and if an event occurs, the resulting arc energy is contained in reinforced structures, rated for fault current at 100 kA at 480V and 50kA at 600V.