Arc Flash Testing Methods
ArcWear partners with product development engineers to create textiles, fibers, garments and personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions for electric arc and flash fire hazards. Our team of scientists has been specializing in arc flash PPE providing arc ratings, garment evaluations, arc testing and flame and thermal testing for over 30 years. ArcWear and Kinectrics have participated on all relevant technical standards committees (ASTM, IEC, NFPA, CSA, ANSI/ISEA and national standards) to provide the most up-to-date information to our customers. Our reputation for our quality testing, expertise and responsiveness is unsurpassed in the industry. Now that ArcWear is a division of Kinectrics our testing has expanded and we have helped develop arc rated face coverings and many new products to protect workers and comply with NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, CAN/UL S801, ANSI C2 (or the National Electrical Safety Code) and OSHA 1910.269 for electric utilities and other national and international standards.
We offer the following standardized arc flash tests:
And we do many incident replications, specialized testing including open arc, ejected arc, box arc and custom distances and equipment arc flash replications.