Streamlining panel design equals higher SCCR

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"Safety first" is a slogan prominently posted in many industrial facilities. But increasing safety usually comes at a cost. The cost/benefit equation must therefore always be considered to determine what safety investments will provide the greatest payoff.

One of the ways electrical power distribution and control panel builders seek to increase safety – both for connected equipment and operators – is to increase the Ampere Interrupting Capacity (AIC) or Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) of the panels. This can be an excellent approach to helping enhance safety with a favorable cost/benefit ratio.

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