The Dromex Arc Flash Protera workwear has recently passed the Open Air Arc Test – which was performed by Kinectrics, the leading arc test facility in Canada. The same garment has also passed a Box Arc Test 8 Cal at a ratio of 12,4 Cal/cm2.
“Providing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and safety is always our priority [especially] with a life-threatening thermal hazard such as arc flash. We’re extremely pleased to know that our Protera garment offers the best workwear protection in its class,” says Mike Varikas, the workwear merchandise manager at Dromex.
With an Arc Thermal Performance Value equal to 12,4 Cal/cm2, the two-piece garment was successfully tested to 16,8 Cal/cm2 with no break through the garment, no ignition of any component or fabric, and no melting or dripping, with “a fully operable closure” and only a “moderate charring of thermal indicator”.
The Dromex Protera garment officially conforms to National Fire Protecton Association 70E Class and complies with South African National Standards 724:2010 High Rupturing Capacity Level 2. According to Dromex, this is a significant achievement in arc flash workwear technology.
Additionally, the company stocks a full range of arc PPE, which includes balaclavas, gloves and goggles that protect against the thermal hazards of electric arc.
“As South Africa’s largest PPE wholesaler, we believe that all employees in any work environment are entitled to maximum safety protection and that employers should not have to compromise on the quality of the PPE products they provide for their staff,” says Stel Stylianou, CEO at Dromex.