Arc flash protective clothing can prevent injury from one of the most common fire starters in existence. An arc flash happens when there is a burst of energy released during an arching fault. Air feeds the arc flash and it came become deadly.
As an explosion, the “flash” arcs from one voltage source in an electrical system to another or to the ground Arc flashes can damage property, melt metals, cause personal injury, and spark fires. Because of the danger involved, specialized arc flash protective clothing is necessary for workers. Other arc flash PPE (personal protective equipment) are required to safeguard those who work with exposed live or energized equipment.
Choose from arc flash protective clothing in the form of coverall kits, flash suit kits, and jacket/overpant kits that meet ASTM F1506 and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E standards. Face shield kits, with helmet, safety glasses, and flash hoods, or face shield and helmet alone are also available. Arc flash hooded jackets and ear plugs provide additional protection. Insulated rubber safety gloves, glove kits, and leather protector gloves designated for arc flash protection cover hands and arms.
If you have a question about arch flash protective clothing contact a John Morris Technical Expert today.
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