Arc Flash & Electrical Safety News
Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Product Announcement - Sweatshirts Provide Arc Flash ProtectionNational Safety Apparel's has announced that their UltraSoft® Fleece sweatshirts have been certified to NFPA 2112 for flash fire resistance.
As the unusually hot summer of 2012 finally transitions to autumn, the long-absent cool air will be back. This means that sweatshirt weather is once again on the horizon. When there is a flammable medium present, such as dust, chemical vapors, or gasoline, a spark can instantly light a very dangerous, rapidly moving fire. If an arc flash hazard is present, an electrical arc would be more than enough to ignite the dispersed fuel. That is why NSA deems dual protection so important to today's industrial workers.
"With the already proven NFPA 70E arc flash protection of our UltraSoft® Fleece sweatshirts, certifying this product with UL has allowed us to provide documented flash fire protection as well - protection from two life threatening hazards in one garment," says Jeff Martin, Director of Technology at NSA.
NFPA 2112 requires a third party's approval for meeting its standard, and Underwriter's Laboratories, or UL, is the most commonly used agency. "We are the only company whose sweatshirts are garment-certified by UL to NFPA 2112, an achievement that we're very proud of," says Martin.
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