What is it like to be in the path of an arc flash? What happens when equipment you are working on blows up? Click here to see interviews with 3 survivors who lived to tell their story.
How hot is an arc flash?
Temperatures can reach 35,000° F.
180° F causes 2nd degree burns.
210° F causes 3rd degree burns.
How bright is an arc flash?
Ultraviolet light released can temporarily or permanently blind a person.
How loud is an arc blast?
160 dB - louder than a jet taking off, even at 25 yards away.
How fast can arc blast shrapnel travel?
700 mph -faster than a Boeing 747.
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