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Medical PPE

Medical device PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) refers to the specific types of PPE used in the healthcare industry to protect healthcare workers and patients from potential hazards and infections. They Include but are not limited to: Surgical Masks, FFP Respiratory Masks, Bouffant caps, Protective Gowns, Gloves, Face Shields and Eye Protection, Medical footwear, such as shoe covers.

Guaranteed Irish

We are delighted to be an official Guaranteed Irish Company. This symbol helps consumers and businesses to identify Irish products and services and is awarded to companies which provide quality jobs, support local communities and are committed to Irish provenance. Guaranteed Irish provide support to their members and we celebrate being apart of #AllTogetherBetter.

Recycling

We at Apparel Supply are developing specialised pelletising machinery to convert used face masks for reuse in sports equipment. We are seeking to offer initially a regional solution for medical and pharmaceutical companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Locally Manufactured and Stored

Our Apparel Med Brand products are manufactured locally in our production plant in Waterford, Ireland. These products include EN 14683 surgical face masks, EN 149 FFP2 Respiratory masks and Bouffant caps. Guaranteeing continuity of supply in a pandemic situation. Providing short lead times and stock support. 

Why Choose Apparel Supply

Medical device PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) refers to the specific types of PPE used in the healthcare industry to protect healthcare workers and patients from potential hazards and infections. They Include but are not limited to: Surgical Masks, FFP Respiratory Masks, Bouffant caps, Protective Gowns, Gloves, Face Shields and Eye Protection, Medical footwear, such as shoe covers.

Guaranteed Irish

We are delighted to be an official Guaranteed Irish Company. This symbol helps consumers and businesses to identify Irish products and services and is awarded to companies which provide quality jobs, support local communities and are committed to Irish provenance. Guaranteed Irish provide support to their members and we celebrate being apart of #AllTogetherBetter.

Recycling

We at Apparel Supply are developing specialised pelletising machinery to convert used face masks for reuse in sports equipment. We are seeking to offer initially a regional solution for medical and pharmaceutical companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Locally Manufactured and Stored

Our Apparel Med Brand products are manufactured locally in our production plant in Waterford, Ireland. These products include EN 14683 surgical face masks, EN 149 FFP2 Respiratory masks and Bouffant caps. Guaranteeing continuity of supply in a pandemic situation. Providing short lead times and stock support. 

Why Choose Apparel Supply?

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Quality Standards

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Quality Standards

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What Is An Arc Flash?

An arc flash is a sudden release of electrical energy that occurs when current jumps across a gap between two conductors or from a conductor to a ground. The arc flash generates an intense burst of heat and light that can cause serious injuries, damage to equipment, and fires.

Arc flashes can occur in a wide range of electrical systems and equipment, including switchgear, transformers, motors, and other high-voltage components. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including equipment failure, human error, or a short circuit.

The intense heat generated by an arc flash can cause severe burns, as well as ignite clothing and other materials in the surrounding area, leading to secondary fires. The bright light from the arc flash can also cause temporary or permanent vision damage.

To prevent arc flash incidents, it’s important to follow proper electrical safety procedures, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), de-energizing equipment before working on it, and maintaining a safe distance from energized equipment.

Understanding Arc Ratings and Calories

Now that you understand FR clothing is tested and given an arc rating, you know that the arc rating measures the amount of heat the flame resistant fabric blocks when exposed to electric arc. The arc rating is the number of calories that the garment is expected to “absorb” if exposed to an electric arc. Arc rating is, in essence, the level of protection provided to you, the wearer.

Calorie is the unit of measure of the heat energy of an arc flash and the protective level of FR clothing. The bigger the calorie number, the greater the heat energy level of arc flash and the greater the protective level of the clothing. You will be protected from an electric arc if your clothing has a higher calorie arc rating than the calories of heat generated by the arc.

While it does not matter if the fabric has an Ebt,  ATPV and or ELIM value, it is important to pay attention to the calorie level the fabric can support* (as expressed in cal/cm2)