by , on August 22, 2012

The last 15 years have seen tremendous progress in protecting working against the heat energy associated with arc flash. One major area of improvement has been the steps taken to get workers into safer clothing. The arc rating system developed by ASTM and the development of the predictive equations identified in NFPA70E and IEEE1584 have been instrumental in the effort.

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Source: Maintenance Technology, The magazine of plant equipment reliability, maintenance, and asset management.

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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