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Arc Flash Boundary

Arc flash hazards can occur in any location where electrical equipment is present. Some common locations where arc flash hazards may be present include: Power generation facilities, such as power plants and substations Industrial facilities, such as factories and manufacturing plants Commercial buildings, such as office buildings and retail stores Data centres and other computer …

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Latest Update on UKCA marking requirements

The deadline for when businesses need to use the UKCA mark has been extended another 2 years. Businesses can now continue to use the CE marking on the Great Britain (GB) markets until 31 December 2024. Business Secretary, UK Government, Grant Shapps made this announcement on Monday 14 November. To provide businesses with flexibility, the …

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Popularity of FR Cotton in the market

Cotton is one of the earliest known fibers to mankind. It has many beneficial properties, making it the most loved fiber for clothing. Clothing made from cotton fibers provides better moisture control. Cotton fabric is breathable and transmits moisture away from the body as it is absorbent and removes liquid from the skin. It keeps …

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Understanding Arc Flash PPE Categories As Per NFPA 70E

Performance of risk assessment is pertinent before the commencement of any work. NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace sets out specific norms and regulations for the employer to ensure electrical safety and occupational health for the workers. Employee exposure to electrical hazards must be assessed and the subsequent risk control method must …

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Soiled Flame Resistance Clothing: The Silent Killer

Care and maintenance of the Flame resistance clothing is very important to ensure that the clothing provides its intended protection. In our blog on “Importance of Wash care instructions for Flame Resistant Clothing” we had highlighted the importance of understanding the wash care instructions on your FRC. We encourage you to read through the same once …

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UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) Marking, Information and Declarations for PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) placed on the market in Great Britain From 1st January 2021, the United Kingdom has introduced a new conformity assessment regime for goods placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new UK Product marking that covers most goods which …

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Electric Arc Flash Standard: IEC 61482

IEC 61482 is a standard that specifies requirements and test methods applicable to clothing material for protection of electrical workers against the thermal hazards of an Electric Arc. This standard provides eligibility to sell protective clothing meant for Electric arc flash protection within the European Union (EU). IEC 61482 standard requirement is significantly different as …

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NFPA & ASTM - 2020 – Flame resistant (FR) & Arc rated (AR) clothing requirements
NFPA & ASTM – 2020 – Flame resistant (FR) & Arc rated (AR) clothing requirements

Face Coverings and Masks: Since the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and with the growing need of using Face covering or masks as the most efficient mode of protection, there has been an increasing demand by the global work force to provide Flame resistant & Arc rated masks / face protection.  Medical associations and experts globally reviewed …

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COVID-19: Caring for your Flame-resistant / Arc rated Clothing (FRC / ARC)

The COVID-19 (C19) pandemic is the most crucial global health calamity of this century and the greatest challenge that mankind has faced since the 2nd World War. It has rapidly spread around the world posing enormous health, social and economic challenges to the entire human population. Almost all nations are struggling to slow down the …

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NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E Compliance Requirements
Compliance requirements of NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E

Different conformity assessment requirements between the NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E standards can make the testing process confusing for those working with Industrial Flame Resistant (FR) and Arc Rated (AR) products. Different questions arise while offering products for these 2 applications. So, it is important that we understand few points related to these norms: What …

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