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 Post subject: Do You/Company use Arc Rated Gloves?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:46 pm 
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Many people use insulated gloves and protectors for hand protection. However there are also arc rated gloves that have been on the market for several years. This week's question:
Do you or your company use arc rated gloves?

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 Post subject: Re: Do You/Company use Arc Rated Gloves?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:28 am 
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Yes. I'm still using these from this old thread:

viewtopic.php?t=4798&p=21924#p21924

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Much more dexterity than rubber gloves with leather protectors and perfectly fine for under 600V, outside the restricted approach boundary and 12 cals or less. I mostly work with another, younger, person or electricians who do most of the heavy lifting during data collection so I don't normally have to have my hands 12 inches or less from exposed parts. I'm also usually more than the working distance away though too.

Closer than I describe requires shock protection or sometimes more than 12 cal gloves.

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 Post subject: Re: Do You/Company use Arc Rated Gloves?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2024 3:21 am 

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For workers looking for better dexterity using their rubber insulating gloves (RI6s) for the only thing they should be doing with them on, diagnostics, I recommend an arc rated glove, like the one @bbaumer is showing in his post, be donned in place of the traditional leather protectors.

I suit them up with 12 cal/cm2 protection from head to toe (limit for arc rated face shield application according to NFPA 70E), including these gloves, and I recommend using these b/c their rated for the 12 cal, they're typically a Cut Level 4 and the Ri6 by itself could take that heat according to a study shown by Salisbury and Arc Wear. You can also, by coincidence, reference Ansell who has arc ratings on their RI6s (EBT 47 cal/cm2! https://www.ansell.com/us/en/products/a ... -0-rig011b)! They're the only MFR I know that have tested and posted their RI6s with arc ratings.

What do you all think? Would you do what I'm recommending?


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