NEW | Arc Flash Hoods From Protection Specialists ProGARM

Published 21 Apr 2020

ProGARM Arc Flash Coveralls

Arc Flash Hoods, Coveralls & Gloves

ProGARM delivers ultimate Arc Flash clothing and protection, including Arc Flash Coveralls, and Arc flash Hoods 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: 9700 ARC FLASH HOOD

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Arc Flash Hood: Product Launch From ProGARM

Thorne & Derrick are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new 47 cal/cm² Arc 4 Hood, manufactured by ProGARM, helping us to provide even more clothing solutions to reduce the risk of injury during an Arc Flash incident.

Due to the high risks involved when working in electrically high areas, the importance of adequate protection levels is vital in providing a suitable last line of defence.

Arc Flash Fatality Risks And Dangers

The 9700 Arc Flash Hood is designed for use in close proximity to live electricity. This hood contains an anti-fog coated, transparent grey visor to keep vision as clear as possible when being worn. With a high quality and ultralight helmet, comfort is increased along with practicality; with seamless hood integration as well as a unique Velcro® brand fastener system for simple assembly and deconstruction.

The Arc Flash Rated Hood is designed to be used alongside your existing clothing systems to provide specialist protection when working with high incident energy levels.

Made from VXS+ inherent fabric, this Arc Flash Hood won’t lose it’s protective qualities, no matter how much you wash it.

 

ARC FLASH HOOD 9700 PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

ASSEMBLY

 

 

The assembly of hood, visor and helmet has been tested to and certified to EN 166:2002, GS-ET-29:2011 (APC 2), and ASTM F2178-ATPV 47cal/cm².


FABRIC

 

 

 

 

 

VXS+ Inherent special weave 395gms outer shell fabric with VXS+ inherent 200gms lining woven fabric, meeting the following standards:

  • EN ISO 11612:2015 – A1, B1, C1, D2, E3, F1
  • EN ISO 11611:2015 – Class 2, A1
  • EN 1149-5:2008
  • IEC 61482-2 : Open Arc ATPV = 47cal/cm² – Category 4
  • IEC 61482-2 : Box Test = Class 2


VISOR

 

 

 

Premium anti-fog coated Highly Transparent Arc flash protective shield, colour grey, meeting the following standards:

  • NFPA 70E, ASTM F2178 – 47cal/cm²
  • ANSI Z87.1


HELMET

 

 

 

 

Manufactured from high quality strong ABS material, up to 20% lighter than most other helmets, features Dry-Tech sweatband for maximum comfort and an adjustable ratchet. Meeting the following standards:

  • EN 397 – LD, MM, -40˚C
  • EN 50365
  • ANSI/ISEA Class C


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 

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Further Reading