by , on September 14, 2009

This is pretty amazing since the new GE Technology retrofits older switchgear to clear faster in case of a fault. 3rd Parties have been offering similar technology but this competition will continue to change arc flash protection. Engineering fixes are VERY important. The shouldn’t take the place of proper daily wear but might mitigate the need for arc flash suits.

Igniting clothing kills folks 50% of the time. Deeper burns are usually caused by the ignitable clothing so we recommend moving to arc rated daily wear and mitigating >1.2 cal exposures when possible.

Read the GE Press Release…

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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