Tips on Managing Arc Flashovers

Tips to manage an arc flashover created when an electrical discharge goes through air. It can cause a bright light and damage the two objects it lands on.

An arc flash or arc flashover occurs when an electrical discharge goes through air. It can cause a bright visible light as well as damage the two objects it lands on.

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When a hotline tap clamp is installed directly on a main line the arc goes from the bill of the hotline tap clamp to the main line.

However, when a stirrup clamp is used, the arc goes from the bill of the hotline tap clamp to the bail of the stirrup, thus eliminating damage to the main line.

 

 

 
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