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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:56 am 
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Hi All,

I am considering getting arc flash safety equipment. Any recommendations on a particular vendor or product line?

Thanks,
Andy.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:51 pm 
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andeehunt wrote:
Hi All,

I am considering getting arc flash safety equipment. Any recommendations on a particular vendor or product line?

Thanks,
Andy.


Hello Andy

If it is arc flash clothing to work on live equipment I can help you out.
What is it you are looking for in particular?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:14 am 
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andeehunt wrote:
Hi All,

I am considering getting arc flash safety equipment. Any recommendations on a particular vendor or product line?

Thanks,
Andy.


First answer these questions.

What PPE do you need?
Daily wear or coveralls?
What climate?
Rent/lease or buy?
Laundering? Who will do it, who will ensure it is done right?
What HRC's are you exposed to? (Voltage has little to do with it)
Any chemical exposure? That determines your material choice.
How dirty will they get, industrial or home laundering?
Any clean room requirements?
Does Made in USA matter?
Does it need to be union made?
Does price matter or do you want the best regardless of price?

All these questions and more need to be considered to get the right PPE, there are about 20 different materials out there, all with advantages and disadvantages.

However, 90% of these guys selling the PPE have no idea about the performance of the materials or the other choices, they just sell what they buy, and usually that means Indura Ultra Soft, which is a good material for alot of people. Anyone can make coveralls or flash suits out of these fabrics (Indura is made in Chicago by Westex for example), the features and quality of the PPE you buy varies greatly from one place to the other so you better do your homework.


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Miners Lamps

I am currently working in an old underground gold mine, which is the process of being converted into a underground science lab. My dilema is trying to find a way to attach a battery powered miners lamp to my Cat 2 AF hardhat and still be able to raise the faceshield. Does anyone know of, or have any experience with such an application?

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Chris


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The Tegam 110A safety voltmeter prevents Arc Flash if you can't find a face shield application that works.


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