flashover phenomenon

flashover phenomenon

an effect of a lightning strike or other intense electric discharge in which the electric current passes over the body instead of through it. The result is a red, featherlike branching pattern on the skin.
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13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drager announces that it will hold a free webinar titled, "Understanding Flashovers" to educate firefighters on the dangers associated with the flashover phenomenon.
The electric flashover phenomenon is dependent on different parameters such as proximity to the source of the pollution, level of contamination, surrounding weather conditions and also the nature of voltage waveforms.