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Arch Flash Safety Tip

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How Dangerous Is an Arc Flash/Blast?

Arc flash events emit intense light and sound along with extreme heat, which can cause severe burns and significant eyesight and hearing damage. 

35,000° F—the temperature an arc flash can produce; three times hotter than the surface of the sun 

140 decibels—about as loud as a gunshot Molten metal shrapnel can be thrown a great distance during an arc flash event.

Up to 77% of all electrical injuries are caused by arc flash incidents.

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