Arc Sense Technology

Arc Sense technology (AST) from SEL is an innovative solution that detects high-impedance faults (HIF) on a distribution system. A high-impedance fault occurs when a conductor contacts a ground surface but does not produce a large fault current. SEL’s patented AST detects and clears faults that might not be detected by conventional overcurrent elements. AST algorithms provide improved fault detection over traditional methods as well as enhanced security when compared to existing technologies.