Arc Flash Clothing Standards | EN Standards for Arc Flash Protection

Published 27 Jul 2021

Arc Flash Clothing Standards

Arc Flash Clothing Standards

Arc Flash Clothing Standards

EN Standards

Purchasing arc flash products which conform to EN Standards guarantees your team is protected.

Depending on which sector you operate in, the Arc Flash Clothing Standards according to EN Standards that matter to your business may differ slightly if your industry requires arc flash clothing. However, it’s vital that you equip your team with protective clothing that conforms to IEC 61482. This is the international standard applicable to Arc Flash and flash fire hazard protection. All ProGARM arc flash garments are rigorously tested to the Open Arc and Box Arc methods, providing protection across our range.

EN ISO 11612 certified garments provide protection against heat and flame.

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This protects against hazards including radiant heat, convective heat and splatters of molten metal, although it is not a substitute for clothing made to withstand high temperatures for longer periods of time. The specifications for each standard that ProGARM arc flash garments conform to are provided both on our website and in our brochure. You can be sure that you’re equipping your team with clothing designed to protect them in the field, whichever sector you operate in.

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BS EN 1149-5

The European Standard for garments that protect against electrostatic discharge in areas where there is a risk of explosion (ATEX Environments) such as petrochemical refineries and fuel distribution companies. For further information see BS EN 1149-5 Standard.

BS EN ISO 11611

ProGARM products are certified in accordance with this EN Standard to protect workers in welding processes by subjecting fabrics to a series of tests. For further information see BS EN ISO 11611 Standard.

BS EN ISO 20471

The international standard that specifies the requirements for hi vis clothing ensuring the wearer is more noticeable in hazardous situations during the day, as well as at night. For further information see Standard BS EN ISO 20471.

BS EN ISO 14116

Clothing manufactured to this standard is made from flame retardant materials so that if the material comes into contact with a flame, it will only continue to burn for a limited amount of time. After removal from the flame, the material will stop burning. For further information see BS EN ISO 14116 Standard.

RIS-3279-TOM Tested Arc Flash Coveralls (Hi-Vis Orange) | ProGARM 4693

RIS-3279-TOM Tested Arc Flash Coveralls (Hi-Vis Orange) | ProGARM 4693

BS EN ISO 11612

The requirements apply to clothing intended for a wide range of application which offer limited flame spread and provide protection against various hazards including Radiant Heat, Convective Heat and splatters of Molten Metal. For further information see BS EN ISO 11612 Standard.

BS EN 13034

Garments manufactured in accordance with this EN Standard are suitable for use in environments where there may be a risk of chemical splashes but where a total chemical barrier is not required. For further information see BS EN 13034 Standard.arc flash protection

BS EN 342

This EN Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for garments and clothing combinations designed to protect the wearer in a cold environment (characterised by a combination of humidity, wind and air temperature lower than -5 °C). For further information see BS EN 342 Standard.

BS EN 14404

This EN Standard relates to trousers and coveralls which offer kneepad pockets to protect the wearer when kneeling. For further information see BS EN 14404 Standard.

BS EN 343

This EN Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for materials and the seams of protective clothing that has been designed to give protection against rain, snow, mist and ground moisture. For further information see BS EN 343 Standard.

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IEC 61482-2

Specifies requirements and test methods applicable to materials and garments for protective clothing worn by electrical workers to protect them against the thermal hazards of electric Arc. For further information see IEC 61482-2 Standard.

RIS-3279-TOM

The high visibility standard that applies to the rail industry in the UK and ensures rail workers on or near the trackside are sufficiently visible to trains or other traffic approaching at speed. For further information see RIS-3279-TOM Standard.ProGARM Arc Flash Clothing RIS-3279-TOM

 


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Arc Flash Trousers Category 2 10 Cal Hi Vis Orange Arc Flash Trousers Category 2 9 Cal Arc Flash Trousers Category 2 9.5 Cal Arc Flash Lineman Coverall Category 2 9.5 Cal
ProGARM 4690 Coverall ProGARM 4616 Trouser ProGARM 5816 Trouser ProGARM 7638 Trouser ProGARM 6458 Coverall
Arc Flash Trousers Category 2 9.5 Cal Hi Vis Yellow Arc Flash Coveralls Category 2 9.5 Cal Hi Vis Yellow Arc Flash Polo Shirt Category 1 Hi Vis Orange Arc Flash Coveralls Category 2 12 Cal Arc Flash Polo Shirt Category 1 Hi Vis Yellow
ProGARM 7418 Trouser ProGARM 7480 Coverall ProGARM 5290 Polo Shirt ProGARM 6444 Coverall ProGARM 5286 Polo Shirt

Thorne & Derrick International supply arc flash clothing and protection equipment including coveralls, gloves, helmets, face shields and general head-to-toe PPE is used to protect against flashover – complete range of insulating matting is also available for worker protection when exposed to energised electrical switchgear and transformers.

Typical applications include LV, HV & EHV cable jointing and terminating, fuse pulling, switchgear commissioning, racking circuit breakers, electrical switching and live working on medium and high voltage electricity networks.

T&D are national distributors LV, MV & HV Cable Installation, Jointing, Substation & Electrical Equipment – we service UK and global businesses involved in cable installations, cable cleating, cable jointing, substation, overhead line and electrical construction at LV, 11kV, 33kV and EHV.

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