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Protects against arc flash hazards

25 January 2013

Centurion has introduced ArcPro, a PPE solution that is designed to protect the head and face against electric arc flash hazards. To ascertain the protection afforded by the product, Centurion worked closely with D

Centurion has introduced ArcPro, a PPE solution that is designed to protect the head and face against electric arc flash hazards.

To ascertain the protection afforded by the product, Centurion worked closely with DuPont at its ArcMan facility in Geneva.

The result of the ArcMan visual testing culminated in the launch of the Centurion ArcPro PPE range, which includes a new polycarbonate face screen. The system can be worn as helmet- or headband-mounted, with or without chin guard protection. Neither Nylon nor metal parts are used in the helmets, browguards, sweatbands or ear defenders, and they will protect the wearer in the event of an Arc Flash incident of 40cal/cm2.

To put things into context, an Arc Flash incident with a calorie rating of 1.2cal/cm2 is equivalent to a 2nd degree burn to bare skin and an 8cal/cm2 is equivalent to a 3rd degree burn.

Most Arc Flash incidents are higher than 8cal/cm2.
 
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