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What are the main causes of electrical fires, and what should we consider to prevent them?



Over-current, over-voltages, overheating of electrical appliances, but also environmental factors, such as heat and humidity.


Additionally, damage can occur during use or as a result of corrosive chemical reactions.


To prevent Electrical Fire prevention there are three areas to consider while specifying projects:

  • LV main, secondary and control switchboards
  • Power and distribution circuits
  • Final distribution boards and circuits


To Discover how to mitigate risk of fire for new and existing commercial buildings, read the e-guide here


Question for you:

Do you consider the fire risks while you specify a project? If yes how do you do so?



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