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Thread: Arc Flash

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbdvt View Post
    ...What I find interesting is that you state a hole was burnt thru the keeper and rubber glove. Arcwear has done testing on leather keepers as well as rubber gloves. What they found is that almost all the rubber gloves, in combination with the keepers, had a ATPV of 40.
    Definitely, I've always heard that leathers and rubbers offered fantastic flash protection, even though they are admittedly not rated for it.

  2. #12
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    im thinking its over 8 cal

  3. #13
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    this was a feeder tap

  4. #14
    That looks like a lot of damage... Hope you escaped intact.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Definitely, I've always heard that leathers and rubbers offered fantastic flash protection...
    They do, but remember that even appropriate Arc Flash PPE does not ensure no injury.
    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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