To introduce DEHNshort to DEHN Africa staff, partners and local clients, a training course was recently held at DEHN, which was overseen by Andreas Schumacher, product manager: safety equipment and arc fault protection from DEHN + SÖHNE, and conducted by DEHN Africa sales engineer, Tatenda Gora.
DEHN Africa, a market leader in safety equipment, surge and lightning protection, recently launched its DEHNshort arc fault protection system to the local market, with an intensive training session held at its Johannesburg office. At the training were: (from left to right; front to back): Sikhubuzo Ngwenya (Surgetek); Andre Olivier (Angloplats); Grant Thoresson (Thor Earthing); Dirk van Staden (Universal Lightning Protection Services); Dion Fourie (Metal Construction Association); Bernd Kindler (EML Lighting); Stuart Aston (Surgetek); Ismail Cajee (JB Switchgear Solutions); Stephanus de Lange (JB Switchgear Solutions); Paul van As (Surgetek); Steve Patton (JB Switchgear Solutions); Tatenda Gora (Dehn Africa); and Johan van Staden (TSP Lighting).
The training covered a description of arc faults; the standards and norms of arc fault protection; an introduction to the DEHNshort product and its application; as well as a demonstration of the new product offering.
Even in the most modern switchgear assemblies, the risk of arc faults – and the resultant personal injury, damage to installations and high production downtime costs – cannot be wholly ruled out. An arc fault, caused by installation errors or foreign objects on the switchgear equipment, can cause extensive damage to the switchgear assembly, which may need to be completely replaced.
DEHNshort is able to minimise the damage caused by this type of event, quenching the destructive energy released within 2 to 3 ms.
Local product expert, Gora will continue to conduct future training sessions for DEHN Africa’s customers which will include type-testing using clients’ own switchgear for a demonstration on the product’s abilities.
DEHN Africa prides itself on its training programmes, such as its regular DEHNacademy CPD point seminars, as well as the industry and application specific workshops offered by the company.
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