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Structural Fire Fighting Suit in a Twin Square outer with patented expansion and thickening of the outer when exposed to high temperatures. With a Petroshield FC treatment for chemical and water resistance. The Fire Suit Jacket is a hip length design, with quick release safety zip, 2 front lower pockets with flaps, Radio pocket and Torch loops. The Fire Suit ends is a salopette design, with front fly opening, with butterfly strap design, 2 side leg pockets and flaps. Patented closed cell foam for additional comfort at shoulders, lower back and knees. Re-inforced Arashield on knees. Dissected heat applied Triple Trim Reflex. Wicking strips throughout. The Suit pattern is ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and mobility. Fire badges, embroidery, radio pocket, torch loops and reflex, can be modified to requirements. 535gms in weight. A 2 Year warranty for workmanship and material.

Material: Outer. Patented Twin Square, 245gms 68% Nomex,30.5% Kevlar, 1.5% Antistatic. Stedair PTFE Moisture Barrier with blood borne pathogen protection. A patented Twin Spacer Thermal Liner , 140 gsm 59% Nomex, 30% FR Viscose, 10% Kevlar, 1% AS.

Colour: Navy as standard , other colours on request

Size: XS to 3XL, in Reg and Tall.

EN 13688:2013 – General requirements for protective clothing
EN 469:2020 (Class 2) – Structural Fire Fighting Suit X2, Y2, Z2

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)