Arc Flash Suits

Arc Flash Suits | Selection Guide | Suits for Protection Against Arc Hazards

Arc Flash Suits | Selection Guide | Suits for Protection Against Arc Hazards

Arc Flash Suits, from the CATU range of Arc Rated garments and clothing are used to protect against arc flash accidents as the last line of defence. Arc Flash PPE will not prevent incidents, and it is therefore vital that a comprehensive electrical safety plan for maintenance, repair and diagnostic procedures (involving energised LV, MV or HV electrical equipment) is also implemented.

Thorne & Derrick distribute a range of arc flash suits to suit a range of requirements. Variations include Arc Flash Kits consisting of a jacket, bib, trousers, visor, protective hood or safety helmet and carrying bag in 12 cal/cm², 25 cal/cm², 40 cal/cm², 65 cal/cm² and 100 cal/cm² options and a wide range of sizes. Contact Thorne & Derrick with your specific PPE requirements and we will be happy to help.

The CATU range of Arc Flash and Multi-Risk protective garments are designed for every-day wear and protection – the highly breathable clothing ranges are designed for comfort and safety without compromising the ability of the wearer to work productively, safely and unhampered by cumbersome garments prone to overheating.

Other garments and protection products include Arc Flash Gloves, Arc Clothing, Arc Flash Coveralls and Arc Flash Helmets & Visors.

The importance Of Arc Flash Protection

Arc rated clothing and electrical PPE should be worn when working on energised conductors, cables or circuits.

Over 50% of workplace accidents from low voltage switchgear are from arc related faults – they are not confined to medium/high voltage power distribution networks where even small levels of residual voltage can trigger an arc flash. Arc Flash Hazard is a subject that is undergoing increased discussion and scrutiny in today’s safety conscious environment. The intent of the standards in this area is to provide an increased level of safety for the electrical worker.

Put simply, an Arc Flash incident can cause significant injuries, and possible death without the correct procedures in place. Consequently, it is vital that the correct procedures are in place to mitigate the risks and protect against potential accidents.

➡ To find out more about real-life arc flash incidents, and how protective clothing has saved lives, read Eddie’s Arc Flash Story.

Featured Product | CATU CAT’ARC APC 1 and ATPV 12 cal/cm² Arc Flash Suits are developed and tested in accordance with current IEC 61482-2:2009 standards. The 12 cal/cm² range offers multi-risk protection from arc flash, heat and flame, welding and anti-static. Fabric: 80% flame retardant treated cotton, 19% polyester, 1% anti-static fibre – 300 g/m².

CATU CAT’ARC Features

  1. An anti-panic zip in order to quickly and easily remove the garment if needed after an Arc Flash accident.
  2. Red coloured zip is an extra feature for a safer PPE: no red visible = a PPE that is being worn properly.
  3. Smart reinforcements at crotch and knees for a more resistant and durable arc flash suit.

CATU Arc Flash Suits


Arc Flash Suits | Product Selection

The below product guide has been designed to help with the selection process of protective garments and clothing to suit the individual requirements of your workplace – CATU garments, including arc flash suits, provide arc flash protection using inherently flame retardant treated cotton and anti-static fibre fabrics, potentially saving lives and preventing life changing injuries.

The complete ready-to-use arc flash kits and switching suits provide comprehensive protection against the thermal effects of arc flash hazards.


CATU CAT'ARC Arc Flash Suits

Arc Suits | CATU CAT’ARC KIT-ARC-A

CATU CAT’ARC Arc Flash Suit KIT-ARC-A provides protection against arc flash, heat and flames, anti-static and welding risks and hazards up to 12 cal/cm2 according to IEC 61482-2:2009 ‘Open Arc’ test method and certified to Class 1 hi-vis and Arc Flash European Norms. These suits also meet ISO 11611:2015 Class 1 standards for welding, ISO 11612:2015 A B1 C1 E2 F1 standards for protection against heat and flames and EN 1149-5:2018 electrostatic properties.

APC 1 | ATPV 12 cal/cm²

IEC 61482-2: 2009 | EN 1149-5:2018 | ISO 11612:2015 A B1 C1 E2 F1 | ISO 11611:2015 Class 1

➡ For garment material specification, fabric, design, sizing and coverall product information please go to CATU KIT-ARC-A.

Arc Flash Suits – CAT’ARC 12 cal/cm2
Product Reference Description/Composition Sizes Calorific Rating Class
KIT-ARC-A-01-JP*** 1 set jacket trousers CAT’ARC, 1 electrician helmet ABS white MO-182/1-B,
1 Arc Flash face shield MO-187, 1 carrying bag for face shield and helmet,
1 safety glasses clear lenses MO-11000, 1 arc flash protective hood, 1 all kit carrying bag.
S to 2XL 12 cal/cm2 APC 1
KIT-ARC-A-01-C*** 1 Coverall Cat’Arc, 1 electrician helmet ABS white MO-182/1-B, 1 Arc Flash face shield MO-187,
1 carrying bag for face shield and helmet, , 1 safety glasses clear lenses MO-11000,
1 arc flash protective hood, 1 all kit carrying bag.
S to 2XL 12 cal/cm2 APC 1
KIT-ARC-A-02-JP*** 1 set jacket trousers CAT’ARC, 1 electrician helmet ABS white MO-182-ARC-12,
1 carrying bag for helmet, 1 arc flash protective hood, 1 all kit carrying bag.
S to 2XL 12 cal/cm2 APC 1
KIT-ARC-A-02-C*** 1 Coverall CAT’ARC, 1 electrician helmet ABS white MO-182-ARC-12,
1 carrying bag for helmet, 1 arc flash protective hood, 1 all kit carrying bag.
S to 2XL 12 cal/cm2 APC 1
***To be completed by the size: S to 2XL

 

CATU CAT'ARC 25-40 Cal Arc Flash SuitsArc Suits | CAT’ARC 25-40 cal/cm²

CATU CAT’ARC 25-40 cal/cm² Arc Flash suits provides Category 2 protection against arc flash, heat and flames, anti-static and welding risks and hazards up to 40 cal/cm2 according to IEC 61482-2 ‘Open Arc’ test method. These suits also meet ISO 11611 Class 2 standards for welding, ISO 11612 A1 A2 B1 C2 F2 standards for protection against heat and flames and EN 1149-5 electrostatic properties.

APC 2 | ATPV 25-40 cal/cm²

IEC 61482-2| EN 1149-5 | ISO 11612 A1 A2 B1 C2 F2 | ISO 11611 Class 2

➡ For garment material specification, fabric, design, sizing and coverall product information please go to CATU CAT’ARC 25-40 cal/cm².

Arc Flash Suits – CAT’ARC 25-40 cal/cm2
Product Reference Description/Composition Sizes Calorific Rating
KIT-ARC-D-01-JP-* 1 set of CAT’ARC 25-40 cal/cm² APC 2 jacket and trousers,
1 electrician helmet MO-182/1-B,
1 hood with face shield ,
1 pair of clear glasses MO-11000,
1 carrying bag M-87295
XS to 5XL 25-40 cal/cm2
KIT-ARC-D-01-SJ-* 1 CAT’ARC 25-40 cal/cm² APC 2 switching jacket,
1 electrician helmet MO-182/1-B,
1 hood with face shield,
1 pair of clear glasses MO-11000,
1 carrying bag M-87295
S, L, 2XL, 4XL 25-40 cal/cm2
* to be completed by the size

CATU 65 & 100 Cal Arc Flash Suits

Arc Suits | 65 & 100 cal/cm²

CATU 65 cal/cm² & 100 cal/cm² Arc Flash suits provide protection against arc flash risks and hazards up to 100 cal/cm2 according to IEC 61482-2 ‘Open Arc’ test method and the NFPA 70E regulation.

ATPV 65 cal/cm² | ATPV 100 cal/cm²

IEC 61482-2| NFPA 70E | ASTM F1506

➡ For garment material specification, fabric, design, sizing and coverall product information please go to CATU 65 cal/cm² & CATU 100 cal/cm²

Arc Flash Suits – CAT’ARC 65 & 100 cal/cm2
Product Reference Description/Composition Colour Sizes Calorific Rating
KIT-ARC-65-B-(*) 1 protective set (jacket and bib overall) 65 cal/cm²  (ASTM F 1506 and NFPA 70E),
1 safety glasses (EN 166/EN 170),
1 carrying bag,
1 protective hood with integrated screen 65 cal/cm² (ASTM F 1506 and NFPA 70E),
1 electrician helmet (EN 397, EN 50365, ANSI Z89.1 – 20 kV)
Camel S – 3XL 65 cal/cm²
KIT-ARC-100-B-(*) 1 protective set (jacket and bib overall) 100 cal/cm²  (ASTM F 1506 and NFPA 70E),
1 safety glasses (EN 166/EN 170),
1 carrying bag,
1 protective hood with integrated screen 100 cal/cm² (ASTM F 1506 and NFPA 70E),
1 electrician helmet (EN 397, EN 50365, ANSI Z89.1 – 20 kV)
Camel S – 3XL 100 cal/cm²
* Reference to be completed by the size M, L or XL. Size S to 3 XL on request.

Suits Stock | the range of garments consists of Core Products featured here – we stock, or have in production garments within these product ranges in an assortment of sizes, cal ratings and arc flash protection levels. In-Stock coveralls can be dispatched within 24hours from our warehouse, or for stock holding, please contact the UK sales office to discuss further. Branded suits can be provided subject to MOQ.


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CATU Electrical Safety

T&D distribute a full range CATU Electrical Safety equipment including Arc Flash Kits, Insulating Boots & Safety Shoes and Voltage Detectors

Arc Flash Suits | Thorne & Derrick understand how critical it is to have reliable, highest quality personal protection equipment (PPE), clothing and arc workwear available from stock at competitive prices – protecting utility workers against arc flash dangers posed during maintenance on underground electric cables, overhead line conductors or electrical equipment.

Arc Flash Clothing Protection PPE

 Arc Workwear | Jackets | Arc Flash Suits | Trousers | Sweatshirts | Helmets & Visors | Arc Flash Gloves

All Arc Flash Suits and products conform to the European Directives regulating PPE and display the correct care labels to guarantee certification and traceability. Thorne & Derrick provide competitive prices and fast delivery from stock for the complete range of CATU & ProGARM arc flash protection, clothing and garments.