by , on October 28, 2013

October 15, 2013 – GE Industrial Solutions business has announced the release of ArcWatch; it’s new circuit breaker communication technology.

ArcWatch is the industry’s first technology to enable an electrical system design that helps to maximize selectivity, or uptime, while simultaneously providing continuous arc-flash mitigation protection.

Other arc-flash mitigating technologies provide protection with part-time or manual user activation,  creating a mode of either safety or reliability (selectivity), but not both at the same time.

Before this technology became available, other technologies required a compromised solution of one or the other in regards to safety and reliability. Technology could provide both within the same electrical system design; however, they could not do so simultaneously.

GE’s new ArcWatch technology provides “full-time, automatic, always-on protection and reliability for people, property and equipment.”

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Source: PaceToday (The official magazine of IICA)

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