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Remote Racking: Improved Solution for Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards

Industrial and commercial operations are faced with mitigating arc flash incidents associated with low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers, while also meeting government/industry electrical safety regulations. Facilities seeking to improve safety during circuit breaker operation are turning to automated remote racking systems as an alternative to manually racking breakers, and to reduce the requirement for service personnel to wear a full-body arc flash hazard suit for protection. These systems, such as the patented Safe-T-Rack® system, permit the insertion, removal and operation of electrical devices while the operator is outside the flash protection boundary.

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