Arc Chutes

Arc Chutes

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Caparo Insulation provides an extensive range of heat-resistant composite and laminate materials which are suitable for mechanical loading or service for both electrical and non-electrical thermal applications. 
 
Air Break circuit breakers are used to control high power electrical switching. These breakers embody Arc Chutes which are a method of arc abolition. Arc Chutes extinguish the arcs by channelling them into chambers above the contacts. This stretches the arcing that occurs when the circuit breaker opens and makes it too long for the voltage to keep it going, thus stopping and extinguishing the arc.The combination of Arc Chutes and arcing contacts protect the main contacts from arcing damage when the circuit breaker opens and closes.
 
Caparo Insulation can provide Arc Chutes in all shapes and sizes up to 11KV for industries such as Railway, Power and Mining. 
 
 
Laminate Materials – A range of touch, lightweight thermoset plastic materials with high electrical insulating and physical properties. Low smoke and Low Halogen are now available as a property.
 
Composite Materials – Rigid, high compressive strength materials with flame arc-track resistance. 
 
A large selection of composite materials used to control most aspects of high power electrical supplies. The range includes electric arc resistant materials with low smoke grades for arc chutes or contact shields.