by , on August 13, 2015

ASTM Standard F955  has been revised and is now F955-15.

This is the Standard Test Method for Evaluating Heat Transfer through Materials for Protective Clothing Upon Contact with Molten Substances.

This test method covers thermal resistance to heat transfer when the material is exposed to a molten substance pour, specifically aluminum, brass, and iron. The test method does not measure the material’s flammability or its exposure to any other thermal source.  ArcWear offers discounted testing to this standard working with University of Alabama Birmingham.  By consolidating customers, ArcWear provides testing for molten metal protection to many in this industry as part of our FlashCert testing and certification service.  Only ArcWear FlashCert has experience with arc flash, flash fire, fire fighters garments and molten metal.  Trust ArcWear for full testing in a flash.

 


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.


2 Comments on "Revised: ASTM Standard F955 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Heat Transfer through Materials for Protective Clothing Upon Contact with Molten Substances"

Smoke Matthews - 9 November 2017 Reply

How does it work to get multiple fabric combinations tested. We had testing done at UofA-B in 2011 and wondering how it works now.

    Hugh Hoagland
    Hugh Hoagland - 10 November 2017 Reply

    For Flash Fire an organization who has an ASTM F1930 mannequin is typically used. University of Alberta, CTT in Montreal, NC State and BTTG in the UK have such a mannequin and provide testing. ArcWear can provide interfacing and all small scale testing for layered systems and we are an ISO 17025 accredited flame and thermal lab.

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