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Glossary of Arc Flash Terms

Arc flash terminology can be a foreign language. We’ve compiled this glossary of arc flash terms to help you understand the arc flash testing process. We’ve also defined key equations and summarized important regulations.

Arc Flash. Also known as an arc blast, an arc flash is an explosive release of energy caused by a current passing between two points. Arc flashes usually result from dust, damage, improper installation or accidental contact with electrical systems.