Protection against electrical fire risks

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In Europe 2.000.000 fires are reported each year, which represent more than 4000 deaths, and 70000 people hospitalized due to severe injuries. On average, 90% of fires in EU happen in buildings ( Electricity is a very regularly identified cause of domestic fires. In homes, 280000 electrical fires occur each year (

Depending on the country and the investigation methods, but also depending on the means of identification, the proportions of electrical fires are:

Electrical fires in low voltage installation may be caused by

Note: Electric arcs in assembly are addressed in chapter LV Distribution