Arc flash protection market to expand through 2025
A market study report entitled “Global Arc Flash Protection System Market 2018 Industry Research Report” was recently published on QY Market Research. The base year of Arc Flash Protection System market study report is 2017, which gives statistical research data status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025) and also categorizes the Arc Flash Protection System market into the key region, manufacturers, type (Arc Flash Detection & Control System, Personal Protective Equipment, Arc Flash Protection System), and application (Utilities, Manufacturing & Processing Industries, Oil & Gas, Transportation & Infrastructure). The increasing incidence of arc flash events in a number of production and manufacturing facilities has led to the demand for protection systems.
Arc flash expels copious amounts of explosive energy causing ionization of the surrounding air and reaches an exorbitant temperature of 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
The devastating effects of an arc flash are many: it can burn human skins in seconds, can vaporize or liquefy metals in the vicinity, and cause ignition of any combustible materials.
The high pressure generated can knock-off workers and any equipment and tool, causing them to fiercely hit surrounding people in the facility. In addition, the high-intensity sound waves spiraling from the event can rupture eardrums causing partial or completing hearing loss in workers.
An arc flash event can be triggered by a non-performing or underrated equipment or may be caused by accidents in the facility. Various regulations by OSHA and workplace safety standards such as NFPA 70E have led to a wide demand for arc flash protection systems across facilities, especially keeping in mind electrical distribution systems used.
It is imperative for those in charge of evaluating the dangers associated from arc flash to quantify the hazards by appropriate coding of the electrical equipment, based on incident energy. The impact of arc flash hazards is directly correlated with the available fault current and hence depends on the voltage at which various electrical equipment operate.
Among other significant factors, device settings and the presence of over current protection devices play vital role. This effectively calls for dedicated arc flash studies, preferably done by a qualified professional electrical engineer, with the use of software packages available in the market.
Arc flash refers to an accidental phenomenon, wherein a flashover of an electric current leaves its path and flows from one conductor to another or to the ground. The result of this mishap is often violent; if a human is in vicinity of the arc flash, it may cause perilous injury or even death.
Arc flash systems protection basically refers to the systems or equipment used to identify and alleviate the arc flash hazards.
Arc flash is the major cause of injuries, occurring due to electrical accidents taking place at manufacturing, construction, and industrial sites. Arc flash hazards are caused by corrosion or deterioration of equipment, dust accumulation leading to material or equipment failure, condensation, and faulty installation.
The market for arc flash protection is expected to gain momentum, led by the implementation of stringent regulations such as The NFPA 70E Standard and OSHA, increasing electrical safety awareness, and the inculcation of safe working habits among workers. Rise in demand for power generation is expected to significantly influence the flash protection market due to the current power deficit scenario, especially in Asia Pacific. The power generation industry involves activities that may lead to electrical accidents and arc flash injuries.
Source: Transparency Market Research & https://cmfenews.com