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ASTM F2676/F2676M-22

Standard Specification for Arc Protective Blankets

Standard Specification for Arc Protective Blankets F2676_F2676M-22 ASTM|F2676_F2676M-22|en-US Standard Specification for Arc Protective Blankets Standard new BOS Vol. 10.03 Committee F18
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1.1 This product specification is used to determine the ability of the arc protective blankets to withstand the effects of arc flash and arc blast in a configuration in which the blanket is hung or anchored near energized equipment. Specifically, the imbedded test method is used to determine and specify the arc protective blanket’s (1) resistance to breakopen, (2) mechanical strength, and (3) ability to self-extinguish flames following a controlled arc exposure.

1.2 The products covered by this specification are labeled with a performance level for arc protective blankets in terms of: maximum arc current level expressed in kA and Breakopen Threshold Performance (BTP) expressed as the product of arc current in kA and arc duration in number of cycles to cause breakopen (kA*cycles). Cycles are on the basis of 60 Hz.

1.3 Blanket test specimens used in this specification are test size blankets of 152 ± 5 cm [60 ± 2 in.] by 122 ± 5 cm [48 ± 2 in.]. The test specimen size is for testing purposes only. Commercially available arc protective blankets either larger or smaller than the test specimen size are covered by this specification.

1.4 The arc protective blankets described in this specification are made of flame-resistant materials and are available in varying sizes and configurations based on the application.

1.5 The specification is used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to incident thermal (convective and radiant) and pressure energies generated by an electric arc under controlled laboratory conditions.

1.6 The values stated in SI units shall be regarded as standard except as noted. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, alternate systems must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the systems described in the text may result in nonconformance with the method.

1.7 This standard shall not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire assessment, which takes into account all of the factors, which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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 use. For specific precautions, see Section 9.

1.9 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 10.03
Developed by Subcommittee: F18.65
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.1520/F2676_F2676M-22
ICS Code: 13.340.99