Arc Fault Detection Device

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Organisation profile

ABB’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 50,000+ employees are dedicated to transforming how people live, connect and work by delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions. We are shaping the future trends of electrification, differentiating through technological and digital innovation while delivering an outstanding experience through operational excellence for our customers across utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and mobility. For more information visit

Training aim

Early detection of arc faults in the electrical installation can contribute to fire protection in residential and commercial installations, resulting in additional safety for people & valuable assets.

Learning objectives

This learning module will introduce you to the dangers of fires caused by electrical installation and what devices ABB can offer to prevent them.

Course outline

These topics are covered:
•  Importance of fire protection
•  Sources of arc faults in the electrical network
•  The different types of arc faults
•  Why MCBs and RCDs don’t detect arc faults

•  Scenarios for optimal protection

Trainer's profile

Paul Hyland is an Electrician with 35 years' experience in Switchgear manufacturing and design. Dublin Institute of Technology (Kevin Street / City & Guilds), Electrical service and Design Engineer degree (DT078- DT083) DIT Kevin ST & Electrical Energy management degree (DT018) hons DIT Kevin ST.

Course duration

1 Hour

Assessment & certification

Those who attend this course will receive a certificate of attendance from ABB proving that they have undertaken the CPD training.

Who should attend

Electrical engineers and people involved in the design & specification of industrial, commercial and residential buildings.