„Protection against electrical arc and fire prevention“

Project ID: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_019/0004685
Funding provider: OP Entreprise and innovations for Competitiveness
Investigator at UCEEB: Ing. Jan Včelák, Ph.D.
Project duration: 1. 3. 2016 – 30. 9. 2019
Partners: Eaton Elektrotechnika s.r.o.

The aim of the project is research and development of modern protection of electrical circuits. It provides the prevention of damage, losses and a number of potentially fatal accidents. Modern short circuit protection (circuit breakers) prevent electrical faults such as overload, short circuit and ground fault. However, there is another type of electrical fault, with common protection systems undetectable: an electric arc. It is visible as a sparkling arc discharge between the wires.