Press Enter to skip to main content

Thermal effect of an Electric Arc on Personal Protective Clothing

13-10-2008 | Electrical tests | news

“Workers’ safety is one of the main objectives that companies set themselves, in addition to the fact that the current legal framework forces them to “protect workers accordingly”, both their own staff and subcontracted workers.

Appropriate protection is achieved by reaching a balance between the perceptive risk assessment and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), duly certified against the risk assessed.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Workers developing their activity with live elements risk suffering the effects of the electric arc. For this reason, it is necessary to use PPE that can protect them of its effects, high temperatures, increase in pressure and evaporation, effects of heat flow, noise, ultraviolet emissions and physical shocks.

Protection against the effects of the electric arc

In this sense, there are standards being applied to this equipment and they assess the response to the electric arc by means of two exposure methodologies, the “Box Test” in conformity with standard IEC 61482-1-2 and “ATPV” in conformity with standards IEC 61482-1 (to be shortly replaced with IEC 61482-1-1, that is currently in its final drafting stage) and ASTM F 1959.

These tests check the protection level of the clothing assessed against the thermal flow produced by an electric arc in order to ensure that the consequences for workers exposed to said arc will not become worse because of the clothes they wear; as well as to assess the heat energy transmitted through the material in order to be able to quantify the thermal protection of the piece of clothing. In the case of the “ATPV” test, such protection shall prevent the presence of second-degree burns.

ceis has signed a cooperation agreement with AITEX to conduct tests on the “Thermal effects of an electric arc on Personal Protective Clothing”.

Share on:

Sort by:
1-09-2020 | Electrical tests | news
Alliance with INGCER for certification of electrical conductors in Chile and Peru
15-06-2020 | Energy performance tests | news
CEIS sponsor of World Refrigeration Day
7-04-2020 | Efficiency tests | Energy performance tests | news
HVACR Leadership Workshops
25-03-2020 | CEIS | news | Pipes test
CEIS added to the group of selected international laboratories recognized by PE100+
27-02-2020 | CEIS | Efficiency tests | Energy performance tests | news
CEIS BrideBuilding Supporter of the Eurovent Summit 2020
26-02-2020 | CEIS | news | Pipes test
SABS and CEIS consolidate their collaboration
16-01-2020 | Electrical tests | news
INGCER and CEIS consolidate their collaboration
10-12-2019 | news | Pipes test
Plastic Pipes Inside Buildings Conference 2019
26-11-2019 | Efficiency tests | Energy performance tests | news | Technical assistance on energy efficiciency
CEIS participated in a workshop in Vietnam
18-11-2019 | news | Pipes test
6th. China International Plastic Pipes Conference 2019

Uso de cookies

Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.Mas información

ACEPTAR
Aviso de cookies