ASTM F Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers. Page 1. NFPA TREATED FLAME RESISTANT FABRIC. INHERENTLYFLAME RETARDANT MATERIAL. ASTM F Page 2. NFPA E ARC FLASH. The (ASTM F) Arc Flash Standard governs standard performance specification for textile material for wearing apparel for use by electrical workers.

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This performance specification covers the design characteristics and associated test methods that relate specifically to the flame resistance of textile materials used in the fabrication of basic protection level occupational apparel worn by electrical workers who are exposed to momentary electric arc and related thermal hazards such as exposure to open flame and radiant heat.

It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to asmt. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

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The data is evaluated against the Stoll curve or second degree burn curve through logistic regression techniques to determine the probability of burn injury. Sign in with LinkedIn: I consent to receive digital communications including email, social, and re-targeting ads from Westex by Milliken. This information you provided will be used in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy.


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The arc rating of the fabric or fabric system is then determined. It should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Create an FR Program Before you choose FR garments or a clothing supplier, review the critical steps for asmt implementing a protective clothing program.


Both the heat transmission through the fabric and the energy released by the electric arc are measured. Performance and test requirements related to hand protection are detailed in OSHA When evaluated in accordance with the test procedures enlisted herein, knit fabrics and woven fabrics of different fabric weights shall conform to individually specified values of the following properties: Before you choose FR garments or a clothing supplier, review the critical steps for correctly implementing a protective clothing program.

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Knit fabrics shall additionally be tested and adhere accordingly to bursting strength characteristics. Get in touch with us Performance requirements related to this category of protective clothing are detailed in Specification F The values given in parentheses are for information only. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard.