Arc Flash Testing Options

ArcWear partners with product development engineers to create textiles, fibers, garments and personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions for electric arc and flash fire hazards.

Arc Flash Tests

We offer the following standardized arc flash tests. For research and development inquiries, contact Hugh Hoagland.

ASTM F1959 Arc Testing per F1506

Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Arc Rated Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards

ASTM F1959 Arc Testing per F1891

Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear

ASTM F2178

Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating and Standard Specification for Eye or Face Protective Products

ASTM F2621

Standard Practice for Determining Response Characteristics and Design Integrity of Arc Rated Finished Products in an Electric Arc Exposure

ASTM F2675

Standard Test Method for Determining Arc Ratings of Hand Protective Products Developed and Used for Electrical Arc Flash Protection

ASTM F2676

Standard Test Method for Determining the Protective Performance of an Arc Protective Blanket for Electric Arc Hazards

ASTM F887

Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment

IEC 61482-1 Method A

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc - Part 1-1: Test methods - Method 1: Determination of the arc rating (ATPV or EBT50) of flame resistant materials for clothing, Textiles

IEC 61482-1 Method B

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc Garment Evaluation

IEC 61482-1-2 (Box Test)

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc - Part 1-2: Test methods - Method 2: Determination of arc protection class of material and clothing by using a constrained and directed arc (box test)