ArcWear maintains an extensive collection of test videos that demonstrate fabric performance in a simulated arc flash environment. All testing shown on these pages was conducted at our testing partner's facilities in Toronto, Canada. For additional test data, videos or information regarding custom arc testing, please call 502.314.7158.
Bra Test Video This arc test demonstrates the performance of a brassiere made of a Nomex® knit from DuPont® versus one made of synthetic materials.
DEET-Sprayed Clothing Video This arc test video illustrates the increased after-flame caused by the hydrocarbon loading of insect repellants containing DEET. This test on cotton shirts was performed in September of 2002.
Fabric Test Video Arc test video of Nomex knit fabric from DuPont. Note that there is little obvious damage to any of three panels of test fabric.
Hairnet/Beardnet Test Video This arc test underscores the superior performance hairnets and beardnets made of DuPont Nomex knit versus those made of synthetic materials. Note the flaming droplets from the beard area of the mannequin wearing synthetic materials.
High Visibility Vest Material in Electric Arc Arc test video of two high visibility vests worn over cotton shirts. Note the flaming droplets coming off of the FR melting vest to the right.
Rain Jacket Test Video Arc test video of an ArcLite ProSeries rain jacket alongside a FR melting rain jacket. Note the flaming droplets coming off of the FR melting rainwear.
Winter Work Jacket Test Video Arc test video of a traditional cotton winter jacket with a melting lining beside an Indura® UltraSoft® FR cotton duck jacket with an FR Victor Woolens wool lining. The electric arc was 8kA for 30 cycles, 12 in. arc and a distance of 12 in. to the mannequins.