Safety By Design
Schneider Electric ArcBlok™ 2500 Line Side Arc Flash Protection
Game-changing safety innovation in low voltage motor control centers and switchboards.
ArcBlok™ is designed with features that help avoid an arc flash before it happens. Barriers keep foreign objects, such as a hand, a dropped nut or screwdriver from entering the energized line side. Sensors inside the compartment continuously take thermal readings and communicate those to a mobile device, while maintenance personnel stand outside the arc flash zone to review.
Added Protection and Safety
ArcBlok: How does it work?
ArcBlok is designed to reduce the possibility that an arc flash event will occur by isolating the line side electrical conductors. The isolating vault prevents tools and other objects from inadvertently entering the incoming zone and causing a catastrophic release of arc energy. If an arc occurs, it reduces the arc duration and it is self-extinguished in less than one cycle (16.6ms), reducing potential equipment damage.
With ArcBlok's Safety by Design, an arc event can be minimized and contained, protecting personnel and electrical equipment, avoiding costly damage and downtime.