IEC 61482-1-1: 2009 Method A


These arc flash tests determine the Arc Rating (ATPV or EBT) of a fabric or a multi-layer combination of fabrics. Prior to testing, samples are laundered five times using ISO Method 6330. For compliance with IEC 61482-2 and to obtain CE Marking, both fabrics and garments must be arc tested. IEC 61482-1-1 Method A is identical to ASTM F1959, with the exception of different laundry preconditioning requirements.

Sample Requirements

Single layer test - Length: 6 meters or yards; Width: 1.5 meters or 60 inches
Multi-layer or Rainwear test - Length: 7 meters or yards; Width: 1.5 meters or 60 inches

If fabric is less than 1.5 meters or 60 inches wide, let us know the actual width and we will tell you how many meters or yards we will need.

Get Started

Please download and fill out the Test Form (XLS) and email it to Also, print the form and enclose it with your sample shipment.

Shipping Address

Attn: Hugh Hoagland
3018 Eastpoint Parkway
Louisville, KY 40223
United States


After your IEC 61482-1-1 testing is complete, we will send you an email with the Arc Rating results. Within a few weeks, we will send you another email with the full test report. You will receive a user name and password for our web site, You can log on to download test reports and the raw data, photos and videos from your tests.