New Arc Flash Coveralls from Protection Specialists ProGARM

Published 01 Oct 2019

ProGARM Arc Flash Coveralls

ProGARM delivers ultimate Arc Flash clothing and protection, including Arc Flash coveralls, conforming with the relevant industry and EN standards ensuring protection from Arc Flash incidents.

ProGARM

Specialists in Arc Flash Protection 

THE SPECIALIST CHOICE FOR ARC FLASH PROTECTION

ProGARM is the leading UK manufacturer of high-quality flame-resistant Arc Flash coveralls, garments and workwear – they work successfully with their UK Distributor Thorne & Derrick to save lives and reduce accidents.

ProGARM is the only UK manufacturer concentrating on and specialising 100% in Arc Flash protection and Flame Resistant garments for industry.

The dangers of Arc Flash incidents and the importance of protection from these hazards has never been as significant as it is today. This prominence will continue to increase over the next few years.

With multiple cable strikes every day in the UK and numerous major Arc Flash incidents, businesses are looking at how best to protect their team with the right Arc Flash and flame resistant garments. The correct clothing can significantly reduce injury and save lives.

ProGARM is committed to continual research and improvement to innovate and develop their range as quickly as possible to bring you the best Arc Flash protection for your team.


Product Launch: 4658 Coverall

4658 coverall

The latest Arc Flash clothing release from ProGARM is the 4658 two-tone coverall.

Designed specifically for the utility, energy and rail markets, the 4658 is an alternative coverall to the 6458, which is also RIS compliant and manufactured using recently upgraded Hi-Vis Orange VXS+ fabric.

Featuring all the components found on the 6458 Arc Flash coverall, the 4658 brings style, practicality and protection for both the utility and rail sectors it has a range of adjustable elements, well-designed pockets and an ergonomic design for use with a harness.

Made from ProGARM industry-leading VXS+ inherent fabrics and Thermsafe™ components, this is a garment that’s with you for the long haul, offering not only practicality and comfort but great value for money. The 4658 comes with ProGARM’s lifetime seam guarantee, to give you that extra peace of mind and protection against arc flash.

Arc Flash Coveralls

Arc Flash Coveralls | ProGARM 4658

WHAT IS AN ARC FLASH?

An electric arc occurs whenever a circuit breaker, switch or isolator (Device) is opened and when there is current flowing in the circuit. However, most devices under normal operating conditions are designed to control the arc when opening or closing.

An arc flash may occur when the arc is uncontrolled and there is sufficient energy released to cause harm or damage.

Arc flashes occur both at high voltage and low voltage. There is little discrimination: low voltage arc flashes injuries are just as damaging at high voltage injuries.

Put simply: An Arc Flash is the light and heat produced from an electrical arc supplied with sufficient energy to cause significant damage, fire or injury.

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF AN ARC FLASH?

An Arc Flash can cause minor injuries, third-degree burns and potential death as well as other injuries including blindness, hearing loss, nerve damage and cardiac arrest. Fatal burns can occur when the victim is several feet from the arc. Serious burns are common at a distance of 10 feet – arc flash can generate heat 4 times greater than the surface of the sun.

Arc Flash Dangers

The dangers of an Arc Flash

Arc Flash Learning & Resources

Arc Flash

Thorne and Derrick are proud to be distributors of ProGARM arc flash coveralls and protection.

We can help – should you require arc flash calculators or advice on the type of clothing and protection available please do not hesitate to contact us.

Further Reading

Electrical Safety – Arc Flash Accidents & Electrocution In LV-HV Installations 

Arc Flash Calculation – Selecting Clothing & PPE To Protect Lives Against Arc Hazard

Arc Flash Clothing Protection

Polo Shirts | Jackets | Coveralls | Trousers | Gloves | Sweatshirts | Helmets


Thorne & Derrick

Thorne & Derrick are national distributors of LV, MV & HV Cable Installation, Jointing, Substation & Electrical Equipment – servicing businesses involved in cabling, jointing, substation earthing, overhead line and electrical construction at LV, 11kV, 33kV, 66kV and EHV. Supplying a complete range of power cable accessories to support the installation and maintenance of low/medium and high voltage power systems:

  • Slip-on Cable Terminations
  • Cold-shrink Cable Terminations
  • Heat-shrink Cable Terminations
  • Cable Joints – Heat & Cold-shrink
  • Separable Connectors (Euromold)
  • Surge Arresters & Switchgear/Transformer Bushings

Key Product Categories: Duct Seals | Cable Cleats | Cable Glands | Electrical Safety | Arc Flash Protection | Cable Jointing Tools | Cable Pulling | Earthing | Feeder Pillars | Cable Joints LV | Joints & Terminations MV 

Thorne & Derrick International

Further Reading