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Preventing Arc Flash in oil and gas facilities

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


Figures from the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers show that 16.1% of all fatalities at oilfields are caused by an electrical accident, explosion or burn. Of all on-site electrical hazards at an oil & gas facility, arc flash is perhaps the most lethal threat with temperatures exceeding 35,000 degrees, a 700 mph projectile-producing pressure of that can throw a worker across a room, and the release of molten metals that can burn through protective equipment and char skin.

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