MRO Magazine

Clothing offers arc flash protection

North Safety Products has introduced a line of garments that meet the performance requirement of NFPA 70E. Recognized by the petrochemical industry for providing protection against flash fires, Nomex...


February 1, 2005
By MRO Magazine

North Safety Products has introduced a line of garments that meet the performance requirement of NFPA 70E. Recognized by the petrochemical industry for providing protection against flash fires, Nomex IIIA 6.2-oz fabric is one of the fibres used in the clothing. These coveralls are designed to be comfortable and durable, while conforming to a level 2 or 8 ATPV (Arc Thermal Protective Value) rating. During an electrical arc, high heat is generated, igniting regular work clothing made of cotton or polyester-cotton blends and causing the fibres to burn on the skin. This apparel protects workers in situations where there is a risk of an electrical arc flash.

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