Understanding the Value of Arc Flash Management and Mitigation for Large Electric Process Heaters
Watlow's white paper discusses the issue of arc flash events in petrochemical, refining and hydrocarbon processing facilities, and how you can mitigate this with medium voltage process heaters.
While larger medium voltage process heaters are relatively new in hydrocarbon processing, the safety issues surrounding medium-voltage equipment are well known. Arc flash events are a prime example of a rare but potentially deadly situation that can be mitigated with the right technology. As process heaters become a popular alternative for larger applications that have historically utilised gas-fired heaters, it is important to look at the ways in which they incorporate arc flash mitigation features.