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ARCOSTOP
Fire protection for photovoltaic systems electric arc detector

 
We are waiting for you in Bologna on 15th 16th 17th October 2019
at the AMBIENTE & WORK Exhibition Stand 46C Pavilion 22
At ZONE TEST, practical demonstrations of the ARCOSTOP system,
including "real" ARC FAULT interruption
 
 

ARCOSTOP  is an arc detection device to protect photovoltaic systems and it is aimed at preventing fires. The power and time of persistence of the arc to detect can be calibrated; therefore, ARCOSTOP  can distinguish potential electrical frequency ‘interferences’ present at the place where the system is installed and caused by the PV system components themselves (inverters, for instance) or external reasons in the surrounding environment.

ARCOSTOP  is calibrated ad hoc for each specific system, taking into account the parameters recommended by US NFPA 70 National Electrical Code and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) standards as well.

Studies conducted to date have shown that fires in photovoltaic systems are mostly attributable to electric arcs.

The most frequent reasons are the result of lack of maintenance- terminal clamping, incorrect connections, worn cables also due to exposure to weather, and the like.

ARCOSTOP  can anticipate the onset of a fire caused by arcing. The arc time and power can be calibrated in the device:

- Alerts about an arc event and sends a voice message via GSM

- Has been granted the CE marking after successfully passing the electromagnetic compatibility tests

- Supplied with the user manual and an installation sheet

 

ARCOSTOP  is an innovative system that protects PV installations. It is a technical mitigation solution helpful to obtain the Fire Department approval. It is an adaptable alternative to other difficult-to- install and usually more expensive solutions such as laying EI30 panels. 

Studies conducted to date have shown that fires are mostly attributable to electric arcs, which are also caused by insulations deteriorated by exposure to weather (terminals, cables, junction boxes, etc.) and lack of maintenance, all of them concurrent causes potentially leading to a fire.

 

The ARCOSTOP  system involves conducting a dedicated risk analysis and using arc monitoring/detection devices. These devices do not modify the installation itself and mitigate the higher potential of fire associated to a photovoltaic installation.

This system fulfils the main action of reducing the risk of a fire starting, and implements the provisions of point 3/b, Annex B of the Circular letter of 04/05/2012. 

 

 

Contacts

A product by:  

Società Elettrica srl

Via dell'Artigianato, 22 - 48034 Fusignano (RA)  Italy

Phone +39 545 52093

P.IVA 02118140397

Capitale Sociale € 80.000 i.v.

 

   

 

For technical informations:

Dott. Ing. Euro Marangoni: +39 338 3193501  euro@arcostop.com

Per. Ind. Davide Alberani: +39 349 3981942