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How is FR Clothing Tested

August 11th, 2015

When looking for FR clothing, one can’t help but wonder how FR clothes are tested to determine what is fire resistant and what isn’t. Making things more complicated are the bevy of regulatory agencies overseeing each industry needing the protection provided by FR clothing. Although there seems to be a lot involved, testing FR garments […]

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Top 10 Thing to Consider When Buying FR Clothing

October 7th, 2014

With frequent onsite fieldworker accidents, tragic deaths in various industries like oil and gas and fire service, growing concern over lab safety in schools, and the significant financial costs these occurrences have on organizations, flame-resistant (FR) clothing has literally become a “hot topic” issue. The reason to invest in FR clothing is simple: it saves […]

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NFPA 70E 2015 is Now Available

September 30th, 2014

The new edition of NFPA 70E has many changes but the most relevant ones related to arc flash protective clothing are: The term Hazard Rick Category or HRC as it’s known in the industry has been changed. The new title for this is PPE Category. The purpose and ratings used for the newly named PPE […]

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Arc Ratings & HRCs: Dissecting the Details

August 20th, 2014

There are several different electric arc flash ratings and values assigned to flame-resistant clothing and, thus, too many opportunities to misunderstand their meanings. This can be a rather confusing industry, making it hard to keep your HRCs straight from your ATPVs. Combing through the different ratings can seem like someone threw letter grades, percentages and […]

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When to replace FR clothing

July 21st, 2014

Ever wonder when it’s time to hang up your old, used, dirty coveralls and put on some fresh, new FR clothing? Click the following link to read a post that Mark Saner wrote on the very subject – To replace or repair? That is the question…  

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