Arc flash events must be prevented or instantly suppressed. This requires a device that will correct power quality problems without any delay. William Hinton of Applied Energy, outlines some of the dangers and causes of arc flash events and explains how they can be prevented.
The importance of electrical safety in data centers has been reinforced by an incident at a Google data center in which three workers were injured. It’s a reminder that even the most professionally run data centers must stay vigilant about worker safety related to arc flash, a type of electrical explosion.
At the 7×24 Exchange, Facebook disclosed two arc flash incidents at its data center in Sweden, and how its post-event analysis headed off other potential incidents.