In May of 2019, a new version of IEC 61482-1-1 (2.0) is expected be published. It will include a new, more conservative, type of arc rating for materials called the Incident Energy Limit Value (ELIM). Arc Ratings are calculated using at least 20 data points and a logistic regression to determine the incident energy level […]
ASTM F1506-17a published with changes to title, scope, and use: New title: “Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs“ The scope now specifically excludes hand protection, which is appropriately tested to arc flash using the ASTM F2675 standard References to ASTM […]
Register for a free webinar, hosted by Safety + Health Magazine, on Thursday, November 30th at 12:00 p.m. Central to learn about how the NFPA 70E changes affect PPE for 2018. Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear will be presenting and available for questions. ArcWear offers accredited, third-party testing to ASTM F1506, which is still cited by the […]
A new version of ASTM F2178, Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating and Standard Specification for Eye or Face Protective Products has been published. Changes to the standard include more detailed information for testing laboratories on cooling and curing sensors after resurfacing. The proposed, balloted, and approved changes will not affect test results. […]
The new standard clarifies that the fabric in fabric based hoods can be the limiting factor in an arc rating. While ArcWear’s arc flash testing has always assumed this, other labs have wondered. This will keep hoods from being over-rated, a concern ArcWear has always addressed. The other changes may not affect ratings but will […]
Every year, Safety + Health Magazine asks experts to provide a look into the future of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read the 2017 article to learn about the current challenges faced by customers and our industry, and what’s ahead for PPE innovation, testing, and technology. You can also view the full July Edition of Safety + […]
Visit ArcWear staff at Booth 6254 and watch a presentation by Hugh Hoagland this year at NSC in Indianapolis, September 23-27th. You can register for the Congress and Expo here. Hugh Hoagland, who was named a Top 10 Speaker in 2016, will speak about implementing the 2018 changes of NFPA 70E on Monday, September 25th at 3:30 […]
The IEC 60417 Standard (Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment) has been revised to include a pictogram for protection against the thermal effects of the electric arc. The pictogram is copyrighted and available for purchase; it will be referenced in the next edition of IEC 61482-2, the European equivalent to ASTM F1506.