LCI Dailywear Shirts for NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category 2
- Fabric: Inherently FR Modacrylic Blend Fabric Weight: 6.5 oz/yd2
- Arc Rating: 8.5 cal/cm2 ATPV
- Colors: Medium Blue, Khaki
- Sizes: S to 5XL in Regular, Short and Tall
LCI Series Inherently FR Modacrylic Blend
LCI Series of arc flash garments are manufactured from Inherently FR Dupont Protera fabric. Dupont Protera was developed as an alternative to FR Treated Cotton blends. This fabric requires no special laundering care.
Is FR Treated Cotton really cheaper?
For Daily Wear, laundering is a most critical issue. The garment is economical only if it lasts. Most FR Treated cotton Daily Wear may last through only 25 to 70 washings. Oberon’s ARCPLUSTM Daily Wear can last up to 200 washings or more. While inherently FR garments are more expensive, they last longer than FR Treated cotton, offsetting the cost difference.
All fibers and components used in the construction of Oberon’s ARCPLUSTM Arc Flash Daily Wear are inherently flame resistant, including buttons, labels, Nomex® threads and Nomex zipper tape.
What does “inherent” mean for Daily Wear?
It means you can wash it with no concerns of reducing the FR (Flame Resistant) properties of the garment. These FR properties are not a treatment but are built into the chemistry of the fiber. Hundreds of washings will not reduce the inherent FR properties. Flame retardant treated cotton (FRT), in contrast, must be washed carefully to avoid the use of chlorine and oxidizing bleach. This is important if home laundering is part of your PPE program because Daily Wear can require 50 or more washings per year.
Any doubts that your company is compliant? Your employees safe?
The 2012 Edition of the NFPA 70E recommendations are in print and take effect January 1, 2012.
Do you and your employees know all of the changes? Have they been implemented into your Electrical Safety Program? Do you have an Electrical Safety Program? Have you had Electrical Safety Training in the last year?
If the answer to any of those questions is no, then contact Macron Safety today!
Call 916-905-6535 or contact us to be certain you are in compliance.
Determine the Correct Protection Level
To evaluate Fire Retardant clothing materials in order to measure the heat transferred through the fabric, two values are calculated: Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)...the minimum energy causing the predicted onset of second-degree burns and Heat Attenuation Factor (HAF)...the percentage of total energy of the arc that the fabric prevents from passing through, OSHA requires that each employer must assess the potential hazards in the work environment and determine the appropriate clothing materials using ASTM PS57-97. Always do a hazard assessment. You will need to know electrical system voltage, fault current available, number of phases, Arc time duration, estimated Arc gap, minimum distance from the Arc, and Arc configuration.
Free Duke Power Heat Flux Calculator: For the purpose of calculating heat flux received at a surface some distance from an Electric Arc.
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