Arc Flash & Flame Resistant Personal Protection
Heat- and fire-resistant chaps and gaiters protect workers from sparks, flames and high heat. They are worn over regular or fire-retardant pants and are tied together at the back of the worker's legs. This protects the front and sides of the legs during welding applications. Heat- and fire-resistant chaps are made of leather, CarbonX and Nomex as well as aluminized Kevlar and Zetex. Aluminized materials provide greater protection from high temperatures, while CarbonX and Nomex provide greater protection against fire. Arc flash and heat- and fire-resistant shirts protect against burns, high heat, sparks and flames. They provide inner layer protection under arc flash suits and flame-resistant coveralls.
Arc flash and heat- and fire-resistant shirts are made of breathable materials such as flame-resistant cotton, which keeps its resistance to flames for up to 50 launderings. They come in long-sleeved, short-sleeved and hooded sweatshirt forms. Heat- and fire-resistant pants protect workers from flames and high heat and prevent burns. They do not ignite or melt. Heat- and fire-resistant pants are made out of extremely durable fire-resistant materials such as Nomex, CarbonX and Indura. They typically have a high-waist design for added protection and may have suspenders to help secure the pants.
Arc flash protection coats and jackets protect against arc flash and fire. They are meant to be worn under welding helmets or arc flash face shields. Arc flash protection coats and jackets are made of Nomex, CarbonX or a fire-retardant cotton/nylon blend. These durable materials resist abrasion, punctures, sparks and high heat. Heat- and fire-resistant coveralls and approach suits protect workers from extreme heat and flames. Approach suits allow close fire proximity and protect the wearer in ambient temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. They are made of aluminized fabrics such as Zetex and Kevlar. Heat- and fire-resistant coveralls do not ignite or melt. They protect workers from burns caused by molten splash, sparks and heat.
Electrical safety boots protect against electrostatic shock and electrocution. Also called electrical hazard (EH) boots, their soles provide a safety barrier that typically withstands voltage levels up to 600 volts. They are ideal for welding and maintenance applications and when working with live electrical currents and potential electrical hazards. Electrical safety boots are typically made of leather with rubber or polyurethane soles. They may also have steel toes to protect against compression and injury from falling objects. Heat-resistant boots and overboots protect against extreme heat and burns. They are typically made of leather, which can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Their soles can be made of polyurethane or rubber, which are designed to resist shock, abrasion, acid and oil and provide a good grip on wet or slippery surfaces. Heat-resistant boots and overboots are used in foundries, arc welding and maintenance work. They may have steel toes to protect against compression and injury from falling objects.