SURVIVE-ARC® OIL switching suit 60 cal/cm2 CAT 4

SURVIVE-ARC® OIL switching suit 60 cal/cm2 CAT 4

Application: Work wear for the electrical industry.


Survive-ARC® arc flash switching suit, with thermal liner for protection against arc flash, hot transformer oil and corrosive liquids. Three piece suit consisting of jacket, bib-and-brace trousers and full hood. Arc rating of ATPV 60 cal/cm2 indicated on garments and hood. Jacket: 88cm long jacket (large) with zip, FR Velcro® front closure and knitted storm cuffs. Trousers: Bib-and-brace trousers with width adjustment on hips and leg openings. Switching hood: One piece shaped hood with large viewing lens attached to internal dielectric hard hat with chin strap. Optional: ventilated hood.

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  • Information
    Colour Orange
    Size Suit: S – 3XL Hood: One size fits all. Hard hat with adjustable head size.
    • Outer fabric: Permanently flame-resistant (FR) liquid proof Polymer coated Aramid.
    • Inner fabric: Permanently flame-resistant (FR) UltraSoft®.
    • Thermal liner: Propriety thermal insulation.
    • Thread: Aramid.
    • Lens: ArcShield dual pane, true colour light green, anti-fog.
    Product Standards
    • Outer Fabric: ASTM F2733; NFPA 70E; ASTM F1891; ASTM F903; ASTM F1959; ASTM 1930 and IEC 61482-1-1.
    • Inner Fabric: EN ISO 11611; ASTM F1959; EN 340; OEKO TEX STD 100 and IEC 61482-1-1
    • Garment: ASTM F2621-06; IEC 61482-2 and SANS 724:2010.
    • Hood: ASTM F2178-08.
    • ATPV1: 66 cal/cm2; HAF2: 95 %

    1 ATPV: Arc Thermal Performance Value. The higher the value, the more insulated one is from second degree burns 2 HAF: Heat Attenuation Factor. The higher the HAF%, the more heat is blocked by the fabric.

    Hazard Assessments Thermal effects from arc flash and presence of flammable/hot transformer oil and corrosive liquids.
    Product Comments

    ADDITIONAL TESTING In the absence of a single test method to determine the performance of the complete garment under simultaneous exposure to the thermal effects of electric arc flash along with burning transformer oil, Charnaud has conducted additional testing complementary to the above standards. The suit has additionally been tested against and complies to the following:  1. Utility specification. Requirements: Burning hot transformer oil is poured over the suit and the remaining residue of oil left on the suit is left to burn off. During this time there should be no break open of the suit. Thermal load on the skin (manikin) shall not be greater than 45°C. Test result: Complies. 2. ASTM F1930-00 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Flash Fire Simulations using an Instrumented Manikin. Requirements: Total body burn 50% at 3.00 second flash fire exposure. Test result: Complies. Addition flash fire exposure to 9 seconds (300% above the NFPA requirement) resulted in only 12.75% total body burn (second and third degree burns). SAFETY PRECAUTION Electrical switching where transformer oil is a potential safety hazard must employ two workers for the task, working in a buddy system. The switching worker inside the arc flash protective boundary must be clothed in this Survive-ARC® Hot Oil Arc Flash Protective Suit. The second worker (buddy) clothed in full body FR PPC and PPE and armed with a powder fire extinguisher, must be on standby outside the arc flash protective boundary at a safe distance from a potential arc with hot oil splash this can involve standing behind a protecting screen. In the event of an electric arc flash, the buddy worker must as soon as possible, but within 10 seconds, extinguish any flames that might be on the arc flash suit of the worker that has performed the switching. The normal life span of the Arc Shield is one (1) year of outdoor service and two (2) years of indoor service. The Arc Shield should be replaced timeously to ensure optimal performance and safety. READ BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT Arc flash clothing is intended to provide protection from thermal effects of arc flash and this product must be used as part of an appropriate set of PPC and PPE to protect against the hazards of arc flash. In the absence of a single test method to determine the performance of the complete garment under simultaneous exposure to the thermal effects of electric arc flash and burning transformer oil, Charnaud has conducted additional testing complementary to the above standards that are intended to protect against arc flash in most situations that arise in normal use. There may be exceptional cases in which even the best protection is not enough to prevent the harm caused by arc flash or the related effects and, although the product meets statutory and industry specifications, the use of this product does not guarantee that the product will provide complete protection in those exceptional cases. If you are in doubt or do not fully understand these limitations, contact the manufacturer for full information. The product may be returned to the supplier if you are not willing to accept a product that is subject to the limitations set out above

  • Product Features
    • Arc rated at 66 cal/cm2 (without the thermal liner).
    • Liquid and chemical proof FR outer fabric with sealed garment seams.
    • Exceptional insulation from high heat loads on the garment surface, i.e., hot or burning transformer oil.
    • Thermal liner has excellent breath-ability with moisture/sweat absorption and dissipation.
    • Complete "head-to-foot" protection available: hood, jacket, trousers, mitts and footwear.
    • Water washable.
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