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ASTM Issues New ASTM F2178-17 Standard for Arc Flash Face Protective Devices offers Substantial Improvements

The new standard clarifies that the fabric in fabric based hoods can be the limiting factor in an arc rating.  While ArcWear’s arc flash testing has always assumed this, other labs have wondered.  This will keep hoods from being over-rated, a concern ArcWear has always addressed. The other changes may not affect ratings but will […]

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Trends in Personal Protective Equipment by Safety + Health Magazine

Every year, Safety + Health Magazine asks experts to provide a look into the future of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read the 2017 article to learn about the current challenges faced by customers and our industry, and what’s ahead for PPE innovation, testing, and technology. You can also view the full July Edition of Safety + […]

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New Arc Flash Symbol is Available!

The IEC 60417 Standard (Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment) has been revised to include a pictogram for protection against the thermal effects of the electric arc. The pictogram is copyrighted and available for purchase; it will be referenced in the next edition of IEC 61482-2,  the European equivalent to ASTM F1506.

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