The I-Gard ARC-I-TEC reduces incident energy. Optical sensors detect and de-energize the arc flash hazard or arcing event resulting in a safer electrical system, protecting personnel and equipment from damages and tragic occurrences.
Arc flash is the result of a rapid release of energy due to an arcing fault between a phase to phase, phase to neutral, and phase to ground, causing severe damage to equipment and personnel. Commonly known as a discharge of electricity between two or more conductors that results in large quantities of pressure, heat and light. The energy produced by an arcing event is proportional to the voltage, current and duration of the event.