Arc Flash Clothing & Accessories
Arc flash clothing is a type of PPE that must be worn by electrical engineers or other workers once they step inside the arc flash protection boundary of equipment such as switchboards, industrial control panels, and meter socket enclosures that sometimes require examination or maintenance while energized. An electrical arc flash (AKA flashover) occurs when current flows through the air gap between conductors. Arc flash clothing and accessories are types of fire resistant clothing that protects workers from the extreme heat, fire, and explosiveness of arc flashes. Items vary by standards, material, inclusions, size and other considerations.