Electrical fires can generate huge losses in commercial buildings from the loss of business continuity, business opportunity cost, assets and production loss.
Check out our free Electrical Fire Prevention guide to discover how to protect your panels against electrical fires and share your feedbacks and experience with us.
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Very interesting information and topic. I would like to ask our customers what are the key actions / devices / precautions they take to minimize the fire risk. For instance: tightening the screws with a special tool, special cables, avoid specific equipment... Or just simply pay an insurance? Would you be interested in a device that can anticipate a fire and give you an alarm?
Schneider Electric offers webinars and trainings around Electrical Fire Prevention.
You'll get full access to these assets (and much more 😉) through our Partner Portal (simple registration required).
Examples of available assets:
- Discover low voltage earthing systems
- Cable length and safety - TN and IT systems
- Discover the thermal management of an enclosure
- How can IEC Compliant Switchboards and Thermal Monitoring help Prevent Electrical Fire
- How can Busways help Prevent Electrical Fire
- How can Residual Current Device (RCD) help prevent electrical fire
And do not forget to download our free Electrical Fire Prevention guide...😉
I was discussing last week with a potential customer running a small factory where they manufacture plastic and other kind of paints. For them, it is very important to minimize the fire risk and they have a good insurance to cover possible accidents, but this insurance will not avoid the accident... Do you have concrete examples of application of any device that could help to prevent a fire in an electrical board or at least to send an alarm if there is a malfunction like excess current or voltage or eargh leakage? Thanks in advance,
As a professional company, we secure the right tightening of the cables during installation and commissioning, of course. We ask our panel builders to make the thermal calculation of the panel and we verify the right settings for the thermal and magnetic proteccions of all devices, but I am not aware of any device to avoid fires caused by insulation degradation or arc flash in the panels. I will be interested to know more, of course.
Thanks a lot for your interest.
Please check out our newest release of our Electrical Fire Prevention guide (file attached below).
You'll find in it our devices and solutions to prevent electrical fires as:
- our new Heatag device that "smells" the degradation of cables insulator inside the panel and send an alert before the fire occurs.
- our RCD (Residual Current Devices)
- our patented Everlink connections for crimpage compensation
- our Easergy TH110 for thermal monitoring of the busbar
Indeed, a solution for each area of fire risk in a panel !!! and all of those connected and managed thru our software solutions for monitoring and alert management.
You can also have more comprehensive view of electrical fire prevention visiting our dedicated web page at:
Hope this will help you and your customer preventing electrical fires.
Please do not hesitate to come back to us if needed.
Great document. What are the recommanded products that I can install to limit the risk ?
Dear @Panel_Rhone_Alp ,
The image below shows an overview of Schneider Electric products that will prevent electrical fire in your panels.
For a more comprehensive understanding and detailled information, please do not hesitate to download
our "Electrical Fire Prevention guide" and to visit our dedicated webpage (here)
Hope this will help you.
Please do not hesitate to get back as needed.
Hi Mr. Travostino,
Thanks for your answer. Very interesting. I cannot find much information around Heattag or TH110 products. Are they available? Is there more information like catalog or price list? Thanks again,
Regarding our innnovative HeatTag device, it will be available by mid of 2021 depending of your country or region.
Stay connected, we will obviously keep the community informed.
For Easergy TH110 thermal sensors, they are already available and are embedded into our MV switchgears (as for example SM6 and RM6).
Also, below is attached our EcoStruxure Power Continuous Thermal Monitoring e-guide. Check it out !!
And finally here is a link where you could find very intesresting videos about Thermal sensors: link
Finally, I really encourage you to contact your local Schneider Electric Customer Care team to check the availability of these products in your country or region.
If needed, here is a link to help.
Thanks a lot M. Travostino !! 👍
Surely please share with us any updated information about HeatTag sensor.
Very complete information. It is a pity that Heattag is still not available, but I will be alert and contact your customer center to be one of the first to install one in Spain!
I am not much in the MV business but it is good to know, as this equipment is critical to secure the power availability in the installations.
Thanks a lot again and I will keep connected to understand other people's concerns and ideas.
I am glad to see your impatience.
Knowing now that your are based in Spain, I inform you that we plan to launch HeatTag in Spain in Jan/ Feb 2021.
Keep in touch.
PowerLogic HeatTag is an innovative smart sensor able to analyze gas and particles in the switchboard and alerts before any smoke or insulator browning occurs.
Indeed, loose cable connections can contribute to thermal runaway. PowerLogic HeatTag sensors identify potential problems before they get out of control.
More in details, HeatTag is neither a fire detector nor a smoke detector. Between 170°C and 200°C, typical LV cable-insulation materials, such as PVC / XLPE / EPR, are subject to invisible transformation. These abnormal conditions can be detected by this sensor.
It detects and analyzes the different gases and particles in the air of the switchboard (14 gases measured, along with particles), applies a complex algorithm to select internal cable issues from other phenomena, and can distinguish abnormal situations that indicate a cable is overheating and sends an alarm via email or SMS through a gateway and our EcoStruxure Facility Expert software.
Hope it is a bit clearer now..
Thanks Mr. Travostino for the explanation on heat tag. It looks very interesting. It is a pity that we do not have a brochure to see more details. Looking forward to see all details in a simple document. Let us know when this kind of document is ready (preferable in Spanish, but English is fine).
Very clear and interesting information and products . Hope to get a brochure soon and test it .
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