The Arc Fault Detection Device (AFDD)

Start time: 12.00pm AEST. Arc Fault Detection Devices or AFDD were developed in America to reduce death due to 110V arcing faults failing to trip protection and resulting in high house fires deaths. The American 110V system is a result of Edison claiming 240V is unsafe due to electrocution exposure. In 230/400V systems the arcing current is also intermittent and causes burn hazards at the high power end instead of at the low power end. The differences in the problem and the solutions will be explained.
The Arc Fault Detection Device (AFDD)

Arc Fault Detection Devices or AFDD were developed in America to reduce death due to 110V arcing faults failing to trip protection and resulting in high house fires deaths. The American 110V system is a result of Edison claiming 240V is unsafe due to electrocution exposure. In 230/400V systems the arcing current is also intermittent and causes burn hazards at the high power end instead of at the low power end. The differences in the problem and the solutions will be explained.

Speaker

Dr David Sweeting

Dr. David Sweeting OAM graduated from Sydney University with a BSc, BE and PhD in Engineering with a thesis on electric arcs. He has broad experience in manufacturing (Brown Boveri), Supply authority (Sydney County Council) and consulting to mainly large consumers. He has run his own high voltage-consulting firm since 1989, is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia,  a senior member of IEEE,  a member CIGRE and a member of Consult  Australia.  He has published 95 papers and has three patents on a range of topics. Dr. Sweeting is currently a member of a number of Standards Australia and IEC Committees and a visiting professor at the University of Wollongong.

 

Date
10 / 06 / 2020 - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
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Dr David Sweeting
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