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What is the highest arc rating of PPE that you/clients use?
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65 cal/cm2
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 Post subject: Highest Arc Rating of PPE
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:48 pm 
PPE manufacturers continue to push the envelope of arc ratings with some over 100 cal/cm2

This week’s question is simple.

What is the highest arc rating of PPE that you/clients use?

8 cal/cm2
12 cal/cm2
40 cal/cm2
65 cal/cm2
Over 65 cal/cm2
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 Post subject: Re: Highest Arc Rating of PPE
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:06 am 
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I have customers using 65 and greater PPE, however they have an operational limit of 40. In their minds they need a safety margin.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:30 am 
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JBD wrote:
I have customers using 65 and greater PPE, however they have an operational limit of 40. In their minds they need a safety margin.


Working with a PPE manufacturer, it seems like 65 is becoming "the new 40"

I'm sure the trend will continue as material gets lighter and better.


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