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Article of the Month:

What is the Life Expectancy of Arc-rated Protective Clothing?


Craig Nelson

CESCP, CESW,
Electrical Specialist


JM Test Systems
Baton Rouge, LA

1-800-353-3411

www.jmtest.com
  
 



Why should we be so particular about the care of this clothing and concerned about its life expectancy? Because we want to ensure that it will be able to withstand the arc flash intensity for which it is rated for the useful life of the garment. If it is improperly laundered, cared for or worn out, it may fail at a much lower energy level resulting in injury to the wearer.

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