In the Academy Award-winning movie, portrays Matthew McConaughey as an electrician injured by being exposed to an arc flash—a type of electrical explosion produced by a combination of extreme heat, intense bright light, and a pressure wave.
Global warming could increase lightning strikes by 50 percent, according to recently published climatological research. The distribution of lightning activity may also change, raising the occurrence of lightning in regions that heretofore had little risk.
For decades, traditional wired glass—with its crisscrossed wires creating diamonds or squares—was installed in buildings around the world. Thanks to its ability to remain intact even when broken, it was the first and, for years, only form of glazing available for fire door assemblies in schools, hospitals, etc.