Engineering

A new light on arc-faults: Enhancing electrical fire safety

An arc-fault is an electrical discharge between two conductors due to poor contact. These discharges cause sparks that can reach temperatures as high as 1000 degrees Celsius, making them one of the major causes of electrical ...

Fire

Fire is the rapid oxidation of a combustible material releasing heat, light, and various reaction products such as carbon dioxide and water. If hot enough, the gases may become ionized to produce plasma. Depending on the substances alight, and any impurities outside, the color of the flame and the fire's intensity might vary. Fire in its most common form can result in conflagration, which has the potential to cause physical damage through burning.

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