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Arc Fault-Resistant Cabinet Solutions for Medium Voltage Drives

White Paper Published By: Siemens
Published:  Jun 01, 2016
Type:  White Paper
Length:  7 pages

Researchers of occupational electrical medical emergencies show that in a six-year period 32,840 serious but non-fatal injuries occurred, some 60% involving electric shock and 40% involving electric burns. Obviously, the electric shock injuries occurred in relation to low-voltage equipment, because electric shock in relation to medium-voltage equipment is, as a rule, fatal. It is reported that in the U.S., about 2,000 arc burn-related injuries occur and require hospitalization each year. Thus, the impact of such injuries on workers becomes a major concern in itself, beyond the economic aspects (which are not to be ignored).

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siemens, arc defense, fault-resistant, medium voltage, electrical emergency, electronics