Hawk IR sightglasses used in ABB switchgear

Arc-Resistant Hawk IR Sightglasses are being used by ABB to make the company's SafeGear medium-voltage, arc-resistant (AR) switchgear suitable for IR inspections.

ABB's SafeGear medium-voltage, arc-resistant (AR) switchgear is now infrared-friendly, thanks to the incorporation of Arc-Resistant Hawk IR Sightglasses. The 15kV SafeGear has been successfully Arc-Fault tested to a maximum of 50kA with 3-inch C-Range Hawk IR Sightglasses installed.

Hawk IR and ABB jointly conducted tests at the KEMA facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to both ANSI C37.20.7 2001 (USA) and EEMAC G14-1 1987 (Canada) in January 2007 for compliance throughout North America.

As a result, ABB now offers the 3-inch C-Range Hawk IR Sightglasses to increase thermographer safety while maintaining the integrity of SafeGear AR switchgear.

Hawk IR International Ltd

117 High Street
TS11 6JX

+44 (0)1642 497000



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