Hugh Hoagland, Sr. Consultant/Founder ArcWear, will be presenting a tutorial at the IEEE IAS PCIC Technical Conference in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Hoagland and e-Hazard Partner Al Havens will present Specification of Arc Rated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) following ASTM requirements based on actual testing
Abstract: The tutorial will cover the ASTM and ANSI standards and requirements for PPE used in NFPA 70E and practical explanation of other requirements for PPE mentioned in NFPA 70E. New ASTM standards for establishing arc rating of gloves and actual testing of gloves will be discussed.
The tutorial will also cover strategies to use performance based specifications to make quotes effective. Several poorly written and well written quote specifications will be reviewed to evaluate them for effect and unintended consequences.
The final section will review some arc lessons from testing which relate to practice.