Overheard: Word of the Day

May 10 2012   5:59PM GMT

Overheard talking about arc flashes in the data center

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Arc flash has become such a major concern that legally much of the electrical distribution equipment in a data center should now carry “Arc Flash Hazard” labels.  For data center operators, this means you may be told to shut down power when maintenance is required or when a new circuit needs to be installed.” — Robert McFarlane

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is arc flash, an undesired electric curve between ground or another voltage phase which releases a sufficient amount of energy to cause an explosion.

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