Damage to Hot Water Tank Due to Electrical Fire
March 27, 2022
Location: Invermere, BC
Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)
A high resistance electrical connection created an arcing condition at the termination point of a heating element in a commercial hot water tank’s electronic control module. It is believed that over time, due to the thermal effects of the hot water unit, the heating element terminations became loose.