by , on March 29, 2010

This paper is feared by some because Tom is calling us to really understand the arc.  What the real outcome of the paper is that faceshields and arc rated rainwear may be better protection than we realized and textiles might not be quite as good as we thought BUT ignitable clothing is NOT our friend and is probably easier to ignite than even the ASTM standard thinks it is.

Click here to read the article on Plant Engineering Magazine site.

Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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