The occurrence of an arc flash is a serious fault within a power system. Its destructive impact can lead to severe personnel injuries, costly equipment damage and long outages.

ABB offers a wide range of solutions to prevent and mitigate the effects of arc flash events, thus enhancing safety, minimising damage and reducing downtime.

Because safety is not a cost, it is an investment

  • Maximum protection

    Protect personnel with solutions ranging from passive protection to ultra-fast arc mitigation solutions. ABB’s portfolio provides enhanced future proof solutions exceeding the requirements of the current regulations.

  • Maximum uptime

    ABB's arc flash mitigation solutions keep your business running, improving uptime by limiting the energy of arc faults, therefore limiting the damage they cause to switchgear and assets and the repair time required.

  • Maximum peace of mind

    You can count on ABB to have a solution that’s right for you – our range covers active, passive and preventive solutions from low- to medium-voltage applications. Our high quality solutions won’t let you down.

Smart safety – passive, active and preventive solutions

Learn about ABB’s portfolio of IEC low- and medium-voltage arc flash mitigation solutions for greater protection and productivity


ABB’s formula for safety

Learn about the practical safety measures and preventive steps you can take to avoid arc flash accidents


Design principles

Arc flash mitigation solutions are essential because they save lives. But that’s not all. Taking the right precautions today can save you time and money in the future: protecting people and assets, reducing the cost of injuries and damage, limiting downtime and maintenance requirements. Three design philosophies protect operators and equipment in the event of an arc flash incident. One or more may be adopted within the same switchgear.

Contact us

If you want to learn more about our Arc Fault Protection solutions, please contact ABB today to discuss your specific needs.