fristads takes electric arc protection one step further

We performed the electric arc tests with a large number of garment combinations to ensure the correct arc rating. Wearing several layers of garments will increase the amount of energy that the garment system can withstand. Fristads is now market-leading in electric arc certifications, giving exact arc rating values for specific garment combinations. This also includes Box text class 2 on specific garment combinations. To assure correct arc rating values, a test of specific garments must be performed and it is not possible to calculate a value by just adding values to each other.

WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC ARC?

An electric arc flash is one of the deadliest hazards of electricity and can occur in most industrial situations where electric devices are utilized. The temperature within an electric arc is extreme and can reach 19 400 degrees.

THE BEST CLOTHES ACCORDING TO
​YOUR NEEDS

In the workplace, there are often various protection needs of protection for different tasks. In our wide product range, we have certified protective clothing in various price categories, in made of several materials and with different features. We strive to find
the right most comfortable solution with the right security level for your needs.

BE PROTECTED FROM TOP TO TOE

All the garments should be worn with other necessary safety equipment such as a safety helmet with protective visor, protective gloves and protective footwear (boots) to ensure the right level of protection. When underwear is used, it should be made of flame-retardant materials, never synthetic materials.

Who needs protection against
electric arc?

Electricians, when servicing equipment in non-arc-safe distribution plants or electrical switchboards, or when working on high-voltage equipment.