Eaton's Arc Flash Relay System Improves Worker Safety and Maximizes Equipment Uptime

Date: October 18, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced its new Arc Flash Relay system, which helps improve worker safety and maximize electrical assembly uptime by quickly clearing arc flash events.

Designed for low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) electrical assemblies, the system rapidly detects and clears even the most difficult forms of arc flash events with its factory installed arc flash relay modules and sensors. The Arc Flash Relay system helps protect workers in some of the most dangerous work environments including oil and gas, utility, manufacturing and infrastructure industries.

“From the sensitive light inputs to the flexible module options, Eaton’s Arc Flash Relay system is yet another example of safe, innovative technology that helps customers by improving the reliability of critical systems and processes,” said Joel Benzing, marketing manager, Meters and Relays, Eaton. “Arc faults are the most dangerous type of fault in LV and MV switchgear. Eaton’s Arc Flash Relay system is an excellent example of how our innovative products rise above industry standards.”

The Arc Flash Relay system includes flexible installation options including fiber optic cable or wired point sensors. Wired point sensors are factory installed and reduce labor time and cost, offering streamlined equipment lead times.

The system can measure both light and current to eliminate nuisance operation, and offers an innovative modular design that allows for simple integration into electrical assemblies, ideal for both new and retrofit installations. The system also helps address arc flash safety concerns outlined in National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standard 70E, which covers employee workplace electrical safety requirements.

For more information about how Eaton’s Arc Flash Relay system helps protect workers and equipment running, visit www.eaton.com/EAFR.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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