AQ 1000 – Arc Quenching Device
AQ 1000 arc quenching device is used to extinguish arcing faults in systems with rated voltage of up to 690V. The AQ 1000 arc quenching device operates in less than 3ms in order to minimize or even eliminate the arcing fault thermal and pressure damaging effects. In most applications this will result in a calorie/cm2 energy release of less than 1. The AQ 1000 is fully reusable allowing for full system testing at site. The AQ 1000 is utilized in conjunction with the AQ 100 arc protection system. In case of an arc fault the AQ 100 detects the fault, triggers the AQ 1000 arc quenching device and simultaneously trips the fault feeding circuit breaker(s). The AQ 1000 creates a three-phase low-impedance parallel path for fault current to flow thus extinguishing the arc fault.
AQ 1000 BENEFITS
APPLICABLE FOR NEW OR RETROFIT INSTALLATION
REDUCED TOTAL SWITCHGEAR AND BUILDING COST AND FOOTPRINT