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Electric Arc IEC 61482-2

Category: PPE f. spec. industries

More than heat protective clothing.

PPE as here described does not provide protection against electricity, e.g. commotion, but against the influence of electric arcs. These occur by short circuit and are connected to a big amount of heat combined with liquid metal splashes and high pressure.

Therefore a clothing ensemble, that can be rapidely and easily donned and worn for the period of risk only, should be preferred from a suit that is worn over the whole shift. That is why ALWIT, supported by our customers, developed a type of switch–coat which shall only be worn during such works of potential risks, and therefore spare the electrician to work over the whole shift wearing e.g. a multilayer suit.

Another option is resulting from the onion shell principle. Besides the already described types of a multi-layered suit resp. switching coat, an optimal solution may be offered by a single or double layer suit in combination with a shirt or poloshirt. Together the clothing ensemble achieves a higher, if not the highest level of protection. If the risk assessment is covered by such solution, it would be certainly optimal because its excellent comfort, that allows the use over the whole shift.

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Application protects against the impact of electric arcs

Mod. 40-1901 Electrician's coat, closure by snap fastener, 2 hip pockets, 1 chest pocket, 1 inside pocket, high collar with snap fastener, available in different lengths
Mod. 44-0101 Jacket, tested and certified according to EN ISO 11612, Front flap with snap fastener, 1 chest pocket with flap, 1 inside pocket,1 side pocket with flap
Mod. 45-0101 Trousers, fly with zipper, waistband with snap fastener, 2 side pockets, belt loops
Mod. 48-4641 Coverall, closure by hidden snap fastener, front yoke, reflective piping, elastic waistband adjustable by buttonholes, golfe pleats, sleeve ends with velcro bar, 2 chest pockets with flap and velcro, 1 mobile pocket with flap and velcro, stand-up collar with velcro bar, velcro part for labelling, 5 cm reflex tape on back, 2,5 cm reflex tape on leg
Mod. 44-4641 Jacket, yoke with reflective piping, Front flap with snap fastener, extended rear, golfe pleats, front part with waistband, sleeves with cuffs and velcro, 2 chest pockets with flap, 2 sloped side pockets with velcro, 2 inside pockets with velcro, 1 mobile pocket with velcro, band collar with velcro, velcro tape for labelling, 5 cm retroreflective tape on the rear
Mod. 45-4641 Trousers, fly with zipper (18 cm), waistband with snap fastener, 2 side pockets, 2 hip pockets with flap and velcro, 1 ruler pocket with inclined step in, 1 mobile pocket with flap and velcro, elastic in waistband, belt loops, 2,5 cm retro-reflective tape all around
Mod. 41-1050 Poloshirt, with flat knit collar, long sleeved
Mod. 13-2023 Hood, for the use with a helmet, fitted to the electrician helmet 11-8370.00/100.5, without helmet, visor 120 x 420 mm (vision field) with shield 190 x 500 mm, visor with ATPV rate 50 cal/cm², shield exchangeable trough snap fastener, with ventilation slit
Mod. 12-8590.00/283.7 Shield, cl. 2 GS-ET-29
Mod. 28-0301 Gaiters, fixed by self-closing steel spring, full foot protection, height: 430 mm
Mod. 11-8370 Electrician-helmet "CENTURION", yellow, Mod. HC 41E - Art. 100.8, suitable for Face shield 11-8320
Mod. 11-8320 Face shield, with helmet holder and chin protection, suitable for helmet 11-8370.00/100.5
Mod. 52-8090 gloves, palm made of cowhide full leather siliconised, back of the hand made of interlock-knitware