An Arc-Flash is an unexpected sudden release of heat and light energy produced by electricity traveling through air, usually caused by accidental contact between live conductors.

Any energized electrical conductor that makes accidental contact with another conductor or  with ground will produce an Arc-Flash. The arcing current will continue to flow until the overcurrent protective device used upstream opens the circuit or until something else causes the current to stop flowing.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTRNoOd0nOq_Owrj8sGkPBX9U6QQua5qHhhpllzq4LFBMHGQEalsQPersonnel directly exposed to an Arc-Flash and Arc-Blast events are subject to third degree burns, possible blindness, shock, blast effects and hearing loss. Even relatively small arcs can cause severe injury.


AFA Ghana is commited to helping you acheive the highest safety standards. That is why we offer you tools and resources to help you maintain safety in your work environment.

AFA Ghana focuses on the development, maintenance and commissioning of modern medium and high voltage power systems, electrical infrastructure, and Arc- flash Hazard Analysis and mitigation. AFA Ghana also provides third party certification of non- listed equipment, field testing, and inspection services.

AFA Ghana can provide a multitude of power system engineering services. Our field engineers have years of experience working in industrial, commercial, governmental, and utility facilities. Our services will eliminate your power quality problems, thus increasing your facility’s reliability and efficiency.

Whether you require a complete program or short-term assistance with arc flash calculations, we have a solution to fit your needs.