The Five Most Important Factors Affecting Arc Flash Injuries

There are five primary factors that determine the severity of an injury from an electrical arc:

• Distance from the arc

• Absorption coefficient of the clothing worn

• Arc temperature

• Arc duration

• Arc length

Let’s take a closer look at each one of these items so you can better understand how to protect your workers or yourself.

White is director of training for Shermco Industries in Irving, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected].


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