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ARC Flash suits APTV 12CAL - APTV 100 CAL (ZAR)







How does an arc flash occur?

Arc Flash Suits are designed to provide protection from arc flash heat exposures. Arc flash suits are designed to protect the electrical technician from heat and to reduce or minimize total burn injury. This helps to provide the user with extra seconds of protection to help escape possible secondary explosions or fires in the work area. Arc Flash suits can increase the chances of survival. Arc Flash suits will decrease the need for medical treatment such as skin grafts and the reduction in chances of subsequent infections.

Safety is always a first priority in electrical engineering. The preservation of life is imperative. Arc Flash suits are a small cost in comparison to the loss in quality of life if a worker is exposed to an electric arc event. Electrical technicians, by law should always wear and be properly trained in the safe use and application of Arc Flash suits and appropriate personal protective equipment such as insulated rescue sticks for the possible electrical hazard with which they may face. Arc Flash clothing have long life spans if proper cleaning and maintenance of is implemented.



What Causes Arc Flash?

Arc flash is a short circuit through air that flashes over from one exposed live conductor to another conductor or to ground.

Arc flashes occur in many ways:

  1. Coming close to a high-amp source with a conductive object can cause the electricity to flash over.
  2. Dropping a tool or otherwise creating a spark can ignite an arc flash
  3. Equipment failure due to use of substandard parts, improper installation, or even normal wear and tear
  4. Breaks or gaps in insulation
  5. Dust, corrosion or other impurities on the surface of the conductor

The NFPA 70E instructs employers to conduct an arc flash analysis to determine the amount of thermal energy that could be generated in an arc flash incident. The information is then used to define a flash protection boundary around the potential source, and to determine the level of arc-rated apparel and other personal protection equipment required when employees cross the boundary while they work on or near exposed live parts.



Components of a typical ARC Flashsuit: APTV 8 CAL–140 CAL

Live Line Technology ARC Flash suits provide full body protection.

An Arc Flash suit consists of the following products – ARC Flash Hood, ARC Flash Jacket, ARC Trousers, ARC Flash gloves and protective boots. The ARC Flash categories range from as 8 CAL to 100 CAL, and a wide variety of clothing ranges such as ARC Flash undergarments, ARC



Function of N Arc Flash Suits :

The protection provided from Arc Flash suites gives a person the benefit of a few seconds to escape the Arc flash, by preventing the burning of skin. The main characteristic of Nomex material is to self extinguish. (inflammable).

NOMEX material is light in weight, does not support combustion, but begins to char at 700° to 800 °F. The fabric, similar to nylon, is abrasion resistant, and is also non-absorbent.

Nomex Arc Flash suites should always be worn when operating high voltage systems for example 11kv, 22kv or 33kv systems in applications such as switchgear inside Substations. (eg. 132kv/11kv) This is to protect against the potential hazard of an arc flash.

Sizes:
Small – 8XL (prices do vary according to size).
We provide sizing sheets to our clients to get accurate sizing.

Colour:
Royal Blue

Material:
Fabric: UltraSoft® double pre-shrunk, 677g/m2.
Cuffs: UltraSoft® rib knit.
Thread: Nomex®.

International Standards :

Fabric: ASTM F1506; NFPA 70E; OSHA 1910.269; EN ISO 11612; EN ISO 11611; IEC 61482; ASTM F1959 & OEKO TEX STANDARD 100 Garment: SANS 724; ASTM F2621; IEC 61482-2; CE0339;

ATPV: from 8 cal/cm 2, 51.5 cal/cm2 to 140 cal/cm2
HAF2 : 93.9%

Application:

Personal protective switching suit designed for the electrical industry to withstand the thermal effects of an electric arc flash.

Features:
  • Indura Ultra Soft material.
  • Thread: Nomex®.
  • Guaranteed flame resistant for the life of the garment.
  • Machine washable.
  • Excellent breathability.
  • Cool cotton comfort.
  • Arc Flash Jacket designed to interface with Arc Flash Hood.
Arc Suites Ratings :

An electrical arc flash is more severe with higher voltages & higher Ka ratings of the equipment (switchgear) substation. The greater the flash, the greater the severity of the radiation exposed to the operator. It is imperative to get the correct grading of the Nomex Flash suite to ensure the necessary protection against radiation of the Arc flash.

Our suites are available in Arc Thermal Performance values (ATPV) ;
  • 8+ CAL.
  • 12 CAL
  • 25+ CAL ,
  • 40+ CAL
  • 50+ CAL.
  • 90+ CAL
  • 100 + CAL
  • 140 + CAL

Arc Thermal Performance value (ATPV value) is presented in calories per centimeter square and represents the maximum capability possible from an arc flash protection for particular clothing.

Characteristics of Nomex fabric :
  • The fiber itself absorbs heat energy during the carbonization process.
  • The fibers eliminate air movement and heat transfer to the interior skin area.
  • An insulating barrier reduces heat transfer to the person.
ARC Flash clothing categories: NFPA 70 E standard code

There are 4 categories into which ARC Flash clothing are divided into:

Hazard Category Clothing description APTV Value
Category HRC 0 Non-melting, flammable materials(untreated cotton, wool, rayon, silk or blends. A fabric with 4.5 ounces No APTV
value
Category HRC 1 FR shirts and FR pants or FR coveralls, 4 CAL/cm2. 4–8 Cal/cm2
Category HRC 2 Cotton underwer, conventionsl shirts, trouser, plus FR shirts, FR trouser or FR coveralls 8 – 25
Cal/cm2
Category HRC 3 Cotton underwear, plus FR shirt, FR trouser and FR coveralls. 25 – 40
Cal/cm2
Category HRC 4 Cotton underwear, plus FR shirt, FR trouser and multi-layered Flash suit 40 <
Cal/cm2


Category HRC 1 - Under garments APTV 4- 8 CAL/cm2

AR (ARC rated) undergarments are worn underneath flash clothing and suits. These replace non- CAL rated under garments. Radiation heat can generated due to arc flash occurrences will still burn nylon clothing kept underneath the CAL rated garments, which is why AR undergarments need to be worn.

It is better to remove all non-FR underwear, when wearing your flash suit. It is advisable to wear a 10 CAL undergarment underneath your flash suit.

10 CAL Full undergarments 10 CAL gloves 10 CAL Balaclava
10 CAL Underpants 8 CAL socks 14 CAL FR Beanie
Purpose:

To provide thermal protection by AR (Arc rated) and FR ( Fire retardant) material. These undergarments provide a comfortable form of ARC protection to be worn underneath AR protective clothing.

Standard:

NFPA 70E, ASTM F1506, EN 531

Category HRC 2 - ARC Rain suits APTV 12 CAL/cm2-19 CAL/cm2

Application:

The electrical industry in and around wet weather. It is never advisable to work in and around water when working with electricity. However should the need arise where a worker is working adverse weather the appropriate ARC Flash rainsuits should be provided.

Description:

Rain suit designed to be an electric arc resistant, waterproof protective ensemble, consisting of jacket with hood and bib trousers, HRC2, ATPV 12 cal/cm2.

Jacket:

Waist length, hood-in-collar, two pockets with Velcro® closure, non-conductive zipper front with dual over flies and snaps, Nomex® mesh ventilation system, fall protection access, Velcro tab type wrist adjusters, 3M 40mm reflective trim down fly front, across cape back, around bottom hem, and around sleeve cuffs.

Trousers:

Bib style trouser with quick release suspender system, fly front with snap, Velcro® tab type leg cuff adjusters, 3M 40mm reflective trim around calves and knees

Material:

Fabric: Nomex®
Moisture barrier: FR synthetic leather PU/PVC
Weight: 265g/m2
Hydrostatic resistance: >80psi
100% non-conductive materials


Electrical industry:

Arc Flash Clothing protects from thermal effects of arc flash only. This product must form part of an appropriate set of PPE to protect against the hazards of arc flash.

ATPV: Arc Thermal Performance Value. The higher the value, the more insulated one is from second degree burn. HAF : Heat Attenuation Factor. The higher the HAF% the more heat is blocked by the fabric.

Category HRC 2 - High visibility flash suits APTV 16 CAL/cm2

Application:

ARC rated visibility suits. Applied where vision is impaired,. In the electrical industry the need may arise were high visibility garment are required due to adverse weather or poor visibility in the working environment.

Description:

HRC 2, ATPV 16.4cal/cm2
Coverall with zipper and 2 breast pockets. Standard button down collar and adjustable cuffs with button closure. New “Easy fit” design for comfort fit and fashionable appearance.

Standard:

Fabric: NFPA 70E; NFPA 1977, NFPA 2112, ASTM F1506; OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269; CGSB 155.20 ; OEKO TEX STD 100 ; EN 340 & EN ISO 11612

ATPV1: 12.4 cal/m2
HAF2 : 80.2%


Extra reflective tape is available on demand.

16 CAL High visibility suits with a backpack or carry bag.

Gloves are available.

Category HRC 2 - High visibility reflective braces APTV 8 CAL/cm2
Application:

Reflective braces are worn in an around moving vehicles at construction sites to indicate the presence of the electrician. This could be in and around new electrical installations, such as panels , kiosks , or any electrical construction site.

In the electrical industry these reflective braces are required to be AR (Arc rated) in event of an arc flash.

Standard:

Fabric: NFPA 70E; NFPA 1977, NFPA 2112, ASTM F1506; OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269; CGSB 155.20 ; OEKO TEX STD 100 ; EN 340 & EN ISO 11612

ATPV1: 12.4 cal/m2
HAF2 : 80.2%

Category HRC 2 – Casual wear APTV 8 CAL/cm2-18 CAL/cm2

12.4 CAL Shirt


8 - 18.3 CAL Jeans




12.4 CAL/cm2
Headkit




Application:

Casual wear for everyday work. Electricians working in and around low voltage panels, distribution boards and maintenance of general electrical installations.

Description:

ARC Flash clothing Shirt, Khaki, HRC 2,
ATPV 12.4cal/cm2

Long sleeve work wear shirt with buttons and 2 breast pockets. Standard button down collar and adjustable cuffs with button closure. New “Easy fit” design for comfort fit and fashionable appearance.

Standard: SABS 724

Fabric: NFPA 70E; NFPA 1977, NFPA 2112, ASTM F1506; OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269; CGSB 155.20 ; OEKO TEX STD 100 ; EN 340 & EN ISO 11612

ATPV1: 12.4 cal/m2
HAF2 : 80.2%

Description:

Jean trousers, HRC 2, ATPV 18.3cal/cm2
Denim jean trousers with zip and two back pockets. Regular design for comfort fit. Ladies design available on special request.

Specification:

Fabric: NFPA 70E; ASTM F1506; OSHA 1910.269; NFPA 2112; ISO 11612

Garment:
ASTM F2621; SANS 724:2010
ATPV1 : 18.3 cal/m2
HAF2 : 85.3%

Description:

Chin protector and cap bracket: To be worn in and around distribution boards. To be worn with a balaclava when working on distribution boards. Can also be used on Impact, chipping, grinding, machining, masonry work, riveting, sanding, furnace operations, and pouring, casting, utility operations.

Specification:

Fabric: Standard:
NFPA 70E-2004, ASTM F2178-1, ANSI Z87.1 NFPA 2112; ISO 11612

Hazard Assessment:

Thermal effects from arc flash. Face shield: The user must perform a Hazard Risk Assessment to determine the level of protection needed. Chin protector and cap bracket: Impact potential- flying fragments, objects, sand and dirt, heat, hot sparks, molten metal splash.


Category HRC 2 – Casual wear APTV 8 CAL/cm2-18 CAL /cm2

12.4 CAL Shirt


Application:

Casual wear for everyday work. Electricians working in and around low voltage panels with low energy calorie values, distribution boards and maintenance of general electrical products.

Description:

ARC Flash clothing Shirt, BlueHRC 2, ATPV 12.4cal/cm2
Long sleeve work wear shirt with buttons and 2 breast pockets. Standard button down collar and adjustable cuffs with button closure. New “Easy fit” design for comfort fit and fashionable appearance.

Standard:

Fabric: NFPA 70E; NFPA 1977, NFPA 2112, ASTM F1506; OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269; CGSB 155.20 ; OEKO TEX STD 100 ; EN 340 & EN ISO 11612

ATPV1: 12.4 cal/m2
HAF2 : 80.2%


8 - 18.3 CAL
Jeans



12.4 CAL/cm2
Headkit




Description:

Jean trousers, HRC 2, ATPV
18.3cal/cm2

Denim jean trousers with zip and two back pockets. Regular design for comfort fit. Ladies design available on special request.

Specification:

Fabric: NFPA 70E; ASTM F1506; OSHA 1910.269; NFPA 2112; ISO 11612

Garment:
ASTM F2621; SANS 724:2010
ATPV1 : 18.3 cal/m2
HAF2 : 85.3%

Description:

Chin protector and cap bracket: Impact, chipping, grinding, machining, masonry work, riveting, sanding, furnace operations, and pouring, casting, utility operations.

Specification:

Fabric: Standard:
NFPA 70E-2004, ASTM F2178-1, ANSI
Z87.1
NFPA 2112; ISO 11612

Hazard Assessment:

Thermal effects from arc flash. Face shield: The user must perform a Hazard Risk Assessment to determine the level of protection needed.


Category HRC 1 - Trousers & Jackets APTV 8 CAL/cm2

APTV 8 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 1 arc flash protection.

Electrical applications below 1000v. Applications with lower voltages and lower fault levels have lower energy levels. Electricians working on distribution boards in various factories , mining and industries with lower voltage applications are not free from arc flash occurrences. Although lower voltages are less likely to jump across phases , when these do occur the arc flash can be just as harmful when the conditions allow. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the user from the switchgear.


20 CAL Heavy Duty
Jacket



27 CAL Balaclava



Specification:

Standards:
Fabric:
ASTM F1506; ASTM F1959; NFPA 70E; 1977; 2112; CGSB 155.20; OSHA 1910.269; EN 340; EN ISO: 11612; IEC 61482-1-1; OEKO TEX STD. 100 & ASTM F1959.

Garment:
CE 0339 SANS 724; ASTM F2621; IEC 61482-2.

ARC Flash clothing Shirt Khaki, HRC 2, ATPV
8.7 cal/cm2. Long sleeve work wear shirt with buttons and 2 breast pockets with buttons. New “Easy fit” design for comfort fit and fashionable

Continental design with Nomex zip, storm flap with Velcro front closure, one breast and two side pockets, knitted cuffs, HRC 2, ATPV 20.9 cal/cm2

Material:

Fabric: UltraSoft double pre-shrunk woven fabric 440g/m2

Standard:

Fabric: NFPA 70E NFPA 2112, SANS 724.

ATPV1: 20.9 cal/m2
HAF2 : 85.4%

The Arc Goggle in combination with an approved balaclava and hard hat/helmet is the only known system that provides an alternative to the use of “Bee Keeper” style hoods for electric arc safety, up to 27 cal/cm2. Provides primary eye protection as per ANSI Z84.1 and replaces the safety glass requirement.

Compatible with cap style and full brim safety helmets/hard hats.

Standard:

Fabric: NFPA 70E, ASTM F2178
ATPV1 : 27 cal/cm2


Category HRC 1 - ARC Flash suit kits APTV 8 CAL/cm 2

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 8 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 1 arc flash protection.

Electrical applications below 1000 volts.

Arc flashes occur when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.

Applications with lower voltages and lower fault levels have lower energy levels. Electricians working on distribution boards in various factories , mining and industries with lower voltage applications are not free from arc flash occurrences. Although lower voltages are less likely to jump across phases , when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The 8 APTV CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 8 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in both two piece and one piece. APTV 8 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 1000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 8 CAL ARC Flash suit



APTV 8 CAL Jacket & Pants APTV 8 CAL One piece APTV 8 CAL gloves
APTV 8 CAL Headkit APTV 8 CALHeadkit
(with light)
APTV 8 CAL Headkit
(with light)
1000v Insulated boots APTV 8 CAL Kitbag

HRC 1 , is the clothing required for low voltage ( under 1000v ) environments. The APTV 8 CAL kit comes with a kit bag and includes the following pieces

APTV 8 CAL (Kit comprises of the following items: (individual items can also be sold separately):

  1. APTV 8 CAL Jacket.
  2. APTV 8 CAL Trousers. Or APTV 8 CAL Coverall.
  3. APTV 8 CAL (gloves)
  4. APTV 8 CAL (Headkit)
  5. Insulated boots (1000v)
  6. Kit bag

Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)

Category HRC 2 - ARC Flash suits Kits APTV 12 CAL/cm 2

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 8 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 1 arc flash protection.

Electrical applications below 1000 volts.

Arc flashes occur when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.

Applications with lower voltages and lower fault levels have lower energy levels. Electricians working on distribution boards in various factories , mining and industries with lower voltage applications are not free from arc flash occurrences. Although lower voltages are less likely to jump across phases , when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The 8 APTV CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 8 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in both two piece and one piece. APTV 8 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 1000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 8 CAL ARC Flash suit


APTV 8 CAL Jacket & Pants APTV 8 CAL One piece APTV 8 CAL gloves
APTV 8 CAL Headkit APTV 8 CALHeadkit
(with light)
APTV 8 CAL Headkit
(with light)
APTV 8 CAL Kitbag

Class HRC 2 , is the clothing required for low voltage ( under 1000v ) environments. The APTV 12 CAL kit comes with a kit bag and includes the following pieces

APTV 12 CAL (Kit comprises of the following items: (individual items can also be sold separately):

  1. APTV 8 CAL Jacket.
  2. APTV 8 CAL Trousers. Or APTV 8 CAL Coverall.
  3. APTV 8 CAL (gloves)
  4. APTV 8 CAL (Headkit)
  5. Insulated boots (1000v)
  6. Kit bag

Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)
1000v Insulated boots

Category HRC 3 - ARC Flash suits Kits APTV 25 CAL/cm 2

Application:

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 25 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 3 arc flash protection.

Electrical applications above 1000 volts with low to medium risk energy levels

Arc flashes occur when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.

Applications with medium voltages and lower fault levels have lower energy levels. Electricians working on distribution boards in various factories , mining and industries with medium voltage applications are not free from arc flash occurrences. Although lower voltages are less likely to jump across phases , when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The APTV 25 CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 25 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in only two piece. APTV 25 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 20000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 25 CAL ARC Flash suit

Standards:
SANS 724
NFPA 70E
IEC 61482

APTV 25 CAL (Jacket & Pants) APTV 25 CAL (Jacket) APTV 25 CAL (Hood)
APTV 25 CAL (Hood) APTV 25 CAL Kitbag


Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)
20KV Live working boot
300 o C Temperature.
EN ISO 20345

Category HRC 4 - ARC Flash suits Kits APTV 40 CAL/cm 2

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 25 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 3 arc flash protection.

Electrical applications above 1000 volts with low to medium risk energy levels

Arc flashes occur when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.

Applications with medium voltages and lower fault levels have lower energy levels. Electricians working on distribution boards in various factories , mining and industries with medium voltage applications are not free from arc flash occurrences. Although lower voltages are less likely to jump across phases , when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The APTV 25 CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 25 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in only two piece. APTV 25 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 20000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 40 CAL ARC Flash suit

Standards:
SANS 724
NFPA 70E
IEC 61482

APTV 40 CAL (Jacket) APTV 40 CAL Hood APTV 40 CAL gloves
APTV 40 CAL Hood
(Ventilated)
APTV 40 CAL Kit bag

APTV 40 CAL (Ventilated Hood option)

A ventilated hood operates from a rechargeable battery pack. The ventilated hood provides a cooling option for the heavier suits which are hotter units.


Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)
20KV Live working boot
300 o C Temperature.
EN ISO 20345

ARC Flash safety should be accompanied by medium voltage insulated products when switching in on live equipment. Insulated safety products prevent the voltage from passing through the operator.


Category HRC 4 - ARC Flash suits Kits APTV 51.5 CAL/cm 2

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 51.5 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 4 arc flash protection.

Medium voltage applications with significant electrical energy levels.

Arc flashes occur when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.

Electricians working on distribution boards in various substations, factories and mines switchgear with medium voltage applications are at risk from arc flash occurrences. Medium voltages have the necessary potential to jump across phases, when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The APTV 51.5 CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 51.5 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in only two piece. APTV 51.5 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 20000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 51.5 CAL ARC Flash suit

Standards:
SANS 724
NFPA 70E
IEC 61482


APTV 50 CAL (Jacket) APTV 50 CAL Hood APTV 51.5 CAL gloves
APTV 50 CAL Hood
(Ventilated)
APTV 51.5 CAL Kit bag APTV 51.5 CAL
(Jacket & Pants)

APTV 50 CAL (Ventilated Hood option)

A ventilated hood operates from a rechargeable battery pack. The ventilated hood provides a cooling option for the heavier suits which are hotter units.

Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)
20KV Live working boot
300 o C Temperature.
EN ISO 20345

ARC Flash safety should be accompanied by medium voltage insulated products when switching in on live equipment. Insulated safety products prevent the voltage from passing through the operator.


Category HRC 4 - ARC & Oil Flash suits Kits APTV 60 CAL/cm 2

Application:

High voltage electrical ARC Flashsuit protection. Electricians that work do maintenance on OCB (Oil circuit breakers) and other HV switchgear are at risk to electrical ARC flash and hot oil. These suits protect from ARC Flash temperature.

Product:

60 CAL/cm2 ( Heat, Liquid and chemical proof).

Description:

Arc Flash protection HRC4, APTV 60 CAL/cm 2 (Liquid and chemical proof). One piece hood, large viewing protective lens attached to an internal dielectric hard hat. APTV rating is indicated on Hood A ventilated hood is available on request

Colour:

Orange

Material:

FR Polymer coated aramid. Inner fabric : Permanently flame resistant Ultrasoft with additional thermal insulation

Hazard protection:

Thermal effects from electrical arc flash can cause heat that are in excess of 20000 C. This would cause clothing to melt and cause burning and injury to the electrician.

Presence of hot and corrosive liquids. Flammable transformer oil.

Features:
  • ARC rated at 60 CAL/cm2.
  • Protection from hot and burning transformer/switchgear oil.
  • Insulation from excessive heat loads on the hood surface.
  • Liquid, chemical and oil resistant FR fabric with sealed seams.
  • Both outer and inner fabrics guaranteed FR for the life of the hood.
  • Inner liner has breathe ability, moisture/sweat absorption and dissipating qualities.
  • Water washable at home or industrial laundries.
Standards:

ASTM F2733, NFPA 70E, ASTM F1891, ASTM F903, ASTM F1959,
ASTM1930, IEC 61482-1-1
Hood : ASTM F2178-08

ATPV values – the higher the value, the more insulated one is from second degree burn. HAF – Heat Attenuation Factor. The higher the HAF%, the more the heat is blocked by the fabric

Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:

ARC Flash safety should be accompanied by medium voltage insulated products when switching in on live equipment. Insulated safety products prevent the voltage from passing through the operator.


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)

Category HRC 4 - ARC Flash suits Kits APTV 90 CAL/cm 2

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 90 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 4 arc flash protection.

Medium voltage applications with high electrical energy levels.

Arc flashes occur when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.

Electricians working on distribution boards in various substations, factories and mines switchgear with medium voltage applications are at risk from arc flash occurrences. Medium voltages have the necessary potential to jump across phases, when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The APTV 90 CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 90 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in only two piece. APTV 90 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 30000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 90 CAL ARC Flash suit

Standards:
SANS 724
NFPA 70E
IEC 61482

APTV 90 CAL (Jacket & Pants) APTV 90 CAL (Jacket) APTV 90 CAL (Hood)
APTV 90 CAL (Hood) APTV 90 CALKitbag

Category HRC 4 - ARC Flash suits Kits APTV 100 CAL/cm 2

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 100 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 4 arc flash protection.

Medium voltage applications with very high electrical energy levels.

APTV 100 CAL/cm2 ARC Flashsuits are used in high energy applications, where higher voltages occur with higher fault levels are experienced. The 100 CAL suit provides greater protection from the heat generated electrical ARC’s generated from. ( Voltages such as 6.6kv , 11kv , 24kv , 36kv)

ATPV values – the higher the value, the more insulated one is from second degree burn.

HAF – Heat Attenuation Factor. The higher the HAF%, the more the heat is blocked by the fabric.

The more layers the fabric has ( layers) the greater the protection from shrapnel.

Arc flashes occur when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.

Applications with medium voltages and medium fault levels have significant energy levels. Electricians working on distribution boards in various factories, mining and substations with medium voltage applications are at risk from arc flash occurrences. Medium voltages have the necessary potential to jump across phases, when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The APTV 100 CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 100 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in only two piece. APTV 100 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 20000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 100 CAL ARC Flash suit

Standards:
SANS 724
NFPA 70E
IEC 61482

APTV 100 CAL
(Jacket & Pants)
APTV 100 CAL gloves APTV 100 CAL Hood
APTV 100 CAL Kitbag APTV 100 CAL
(Ventilated Hood option)
*
30KV Live working boot
300 o C Temperature.
EN ISO 20345

* A ventilated hood operates from a rechargeable battery pack. The ventilated hood provides a cooling option for the heavier suits which are hotter units.


Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)

ARC Flash safety should be accompanied by medium voltage insulated products when switching in on live equipment. Insulated safety products prevent the voltage from passing through the operator.

Category HRC 4 - Arc flash suit kits APTV 140 CAL/cm 2

ARC Flash clothing

APTV 140 CAL/cm2 fall into category HRC 4 arc flash protection. Medium voltages with extremely high energy levels.

The APTV 140 CAL suit offers greater ballistic protection from projectile and shrapnel. When Arc flashes occur at higher energy levels, light and heat energy can be accompanied by fragments of the conductor which become airborne. These fragments travel at great speeds and can cause great harm to the electrician.

ATPV values – the higher the value, the more insulated one is from second degree burn.

HAF – Heat Attenuation Factor. The higher the HAF%, the more the heat is blocked by the fabric.

Electricians working on distribution boards in substations and switchboards with medium voltage applications are at risk from arc flash occurrences. Higher voltages have the necessary potential to jump across phases, when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow.

To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The APTV 140 CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc. APTV 90 CAL Jackets and trousers are available in only two piece. APTV 140 CAL Gloves are designed to provide maximum dexterity so that the electrician’s work is not inhibited. 35000v boots provide the insulation for live work conditions and a bag holds all the equipment together.

Components of the APTV 140 CAL ARC Flash suit

APTV 140 CAL (Bag) APTV 140 CAL (Hood) APTV 140 CAL (Jacket & Pants)
30KV Live working boot
300 o C Temperature.
EN ISO 20345
APTV 140 CAL (Gloves)


Switching safety kits also can include the following for voltages up to 36kv:


Insulated rescue
sticks < 45kv
Insulated rubber
mats < 45kv
High voltage
capacitor < 45v
Insulated rubber
platforms
Switching Insulated
solid sticks
1.8m = 132kv
2.4m = 132kv
Insulated rubber
gloves
Class 0–Class 4
(36kv)

ARC Flash safety should be accompanied by medium voltage insulated products when switching in on live equipment. Insulated safety products prevent the voltage from passing through the operator.


Arc Suppression Blankets



Arc suppression blankets are tied up before working in spaces in and around high voltage equipment to protect the user from the harmful effects of an arc flash.

They are available in sizes that are available in 1.5m x 1.2m (15Ka, 25Ka , 40Ka) & 1.5m x 2.4m, in 15Ka, 25Ka , 40Ka.

Colours of the mats may vary from the attached photo , but will have the same specifications.

Specifications:
  • Arc Suppression Blanket
  • AC Max. Use Voltage 15kA or 25kA or 40kA
  • Color Navy Blue or Yellow
  • Standards ASTM F2676
  • Includes Straps

What is it used for?

Live Line Technology offers arc suppression blanket for the safety of personnel working on high voltage electrical switchgear.

Arc suppression blankets are used as an extra barrier protection from the explosive and incendiary effects of electrical arc flashes.
They provide an additional layer of protective insulation to direct energy, and should not be the only arc flash protection used in and near switchgear. (Arc flash suits should always be worn).

CAUTION: Because of the unpredictability of electrical discharges, the arc suppression blanket may not totally contain arcs and flashes, but only reduce or limit exposure and incendiary effects. In such cases, injuries may still occur, even when the blanket is properly used.

Ideal for use in underground vaults, switchyards and anywhere there is a potential of exposure to explosive electrical discharges

Used in and around high voltage electrical users in confined areas such as switching stations, sub-stations or switching yards. In the event of an arc flash or shock incident., these arc suppression blankets will provide additional protection to the general area which they cover from the direct exposure to an arc flashes heat and harmful shrapnel.

Part numbers :
LLT-15ARCB1 = 15ka Arc blanket , 1.5m x 2.4m
LLT-25ARCB1 = 25ka Arc blanket , 1.5m x 2.4m
LLT-40ARCB1 = 40ka Arc blanket , 1.5m x 2.4m


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