Arc flash protection EN 61482 / IEC 61482

Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc

Parts 1-2 are test methods. Method 2: Determination of arc protection class of material and clothing by using a constrained and directed arc (box test).

This type of protective clothing is intended to protect the wearer against thermal effects of a defined electric fault arc and prevents continued burning. The clothing protects the wearer against a certain type of heat in connection with an electric arc. The heat can be convective and radiating, caused by splashes of molten metal, or also a combination of the two aforementioned hazards. The tested protective clothing does not replace electrically insulating protective clothing such as clothing in accordance with EN 50286:1999, „Electrically insulating protective clothing for work on low-voltage installations“. Complete personal protection also requires suitable protective equipment such as safety helmet/visor, protective gloves etc.

Arc flash protection EN 61482

When strong electric forces are present, there is little time to react. HB Protective Wear relies on working with the maximum quality possible and the most intensive test methods to protect persons against Electric Arc Incidents – and to prevent garments from catching fire even after contact with an Electric Arc.