Could a Controlled Arc Flash Protect Workers from an Arc Blast?

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This new patent for a vehicle to protect soldiers might open up a new way to protect workers or equipment from an arc blast.

How far are we from technologies in Star Wars becoming a reality?  In many cases – we are already there.  In the video below, YouTube user PatentYogi explains how a patent by Boeing could potentially be used in warfare to counteract the effects of shockwaves by creating an arc flash.   The applications of this technology could even overlap into the electrical safety industry.

Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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