Arc Guard

Safety is a key aspect to remember when working with electricity or electrical equipment. It is not easy. It’s impossible to predict when voltage will fluctuate or at what moment conductors could malfunction. It is very dangerous to work with electricity. Many people are asking how to work safely with electricity.

The Arc Guard system is a reliable and simple solution. This protects electrical equipment users from an arc flash and also prevents it from becoming unusable. What is an arc guard exactly? What makes it different from other electrical safety equipment? What makes it better than other electrical safety equipment?

This article will answer all your questions. Continue reading to learn more.

What is an Arc Guard and Why is it Important?

Before we can understand the importance and use of arc guards, it is important first to consider the problem of arc flashes. An arc flash can occur if the equipment or electrical systems you use exceed 120 volts. This causes an electric discharge and an explosion of heat and light. This arc flash can be dangerous, so the arc guard system is designed to protect against it.

The system reacts to an arc fault or possible arc flash and immediately trips the circuit breaker, stopping further damage to the equipment and those around it.

What are the Benefits of this System?

Reduced risk

The arc guard provides greater operational safety and reliability. This increases the safety of all those who work with electrical equipment. This protects both the personnel and equipment from injury by tripping the circuit breaker when there is an arc flash. The circuit breaker is triggered by the system, which overrides all protections and delays that are built into the equipment. This is crucial for safety as it prevents the explosive reaction from causing damage.

Operational Efficiency

Arc Guard reduces production losses by reducing processing disruptions and minimizing any downtime following an arc flash accident. The system protects production equipment and allows production to resume immediately after the incident is resolved.

Extraordinary Features

Becker SMC is known for its high-quality and reliable equipment. This is also evident in their arc guard system.

  • Tested and rated as arc flash-resistant
  • Panels and reinforced covers – designed to withstand high pressure.
  • Ventilation system for internal venting with inlet/outlet ventilation
  • Protect miners from all sides with arc resistance

Becker SMC, an American company, supports miners and ensures their safety in the mines. Their Arc Guard System is the best in its class, offering high performance and reliability.

Do not wait for equipment to fail. Becker SMC’s Guard System will protect you and your coworkers.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining has been a leader in mining electrical companies for nearly 50 years. Becker/SMC is the industry leader in developing more advanced electrical control systems. Becker/SMC has been responsible for many of the industry’s most important innovations, design features, and specialized electrical parts.

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