Arc flash is a plasma explosion that originates when voltage drops in a non-conductive element, such as air.
When electric arc occurs, the temperature at any given zone may exceed 20.000 ºC within less than half a second. This, together with small molten metal projectiles (coming from the pieces of the facilities) and a shockwave, it means certain death if proper protection is not used. In fact, this violent explosion causes 3 deaths daily worldwide.
Marina Textil has developed several technical fabrics designed to grant protection against arc flash. These fabrics have been assessed by official European and American organisations to guarantee their functionality and have been approved as per the IEC 61482-2 and NFPA 70E standards.