Arc, Flame, and Thermal Testing and Certification

ArcWear provides accurate testing results for manufacturers
around the world through our testing services and certification.
ArcWear is dedicated to providing quality testing of Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE), fall protection and arc flash clothing
at the highest level of accuracy in the world.

REMINDER: ArcWear is an active participant in UL’s Third-Party Data Acceptance Program (TPDAP).
Our lab is operating and here to keep your certification projects moving forward during the COVID-19 Crisis

Certification Partners

Participates in UL’s Third Party Data Acceptance Program
Underwriters Laboratories TPDAP File: DA2989

FR clothing exposed to Arc Flash

Arc Flash & Textile Testing for PPE

The ArcWear Difference.

ArcWear and Kinectrics are the global leaders in arc flash testing and research, and provides a variety of testing on flame and arc resistant personal protective equipment (PPE). By using ArcWear, customers know they can expect a personalized customer service experience with assistance in understanding testing, requirements, and processes.

The ArcWear advantage provides customers with access to technical staff for consultations, test reports, test data, photos and videos online through customer account on our secured website.

Testing Services

ArcWear offers testing to various standards including ASTM D6413, ASTM F1506, ASTM F1891, NFPA 2112, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1975, NFPA 1977, ANSI 107 and ANSI 105

Testing Dates

ArcWear performs arc tests at our Kinectrics High Current Lab in Toronto. Check our schedule for dates.


ArcWear is ISO 17025 accredited by A2LA. Review our scope.

Third-party, accredited test data to perform arc flash testing on a variety of PPE products including fabrics, gloves, face protection, fall protection, and R&D opportunities.

Our in-house lab is accredited to perform cut testing to ISO 13997 to EN 388 and ASTM F2992 to assign ANSI 105 cut ratings.

Learn about our FlashCert consortium to gain FR and AR product certifications across global markets.


Experienced scientists offer FR and AR PPE industry consulting services for and accident investigations.


Trusted by Leading Innovators

Our reputation for quality results, timely personal service and accessible reports is unsurpassed in the industry.

The ArcWear team works with electric utilities, product and component manufacturers, consultants, and standards organizations to test flame-resistant and arc rated PPE. Our staff participates in standards development to keep clients current on technical information and to share knowledge that promotes innovation. Our experienced staff members offer consulting on testing, specifications, compliance, and product innovation.


We Are Proud Participating Members of the Following Organizations:

ArcWear provides accredited, independent third-party testing for flame resistant and arc rated personal protective equipment (PPE), including fall protection, arc flash and flame resistant clothing, blankets, face protection, and gloves. Our customer service is unsurpassed in the industry, and our staff has over 25 years of technical experience in testing, consulting, standards development, and research and development.

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