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ASTM WK81628

Revision of F887-20 Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment


Self retracting lanyards (SRL) which includes personal fall limiters (PFL) are being used in locations with arc flash hazards. The industry is asking for arc rated products. Kinectrics has been arc testing SRL and PFL for many years. These are done at the same exposure levels (40 cal/cm²) as harness and lanyards in F887. Arc testing of self retracting lanyards (SRL) have many similarities to energy absorbing lanyards (EAL) but also important differences that require consideration in designing a suitable arc exposure test


Developed by Subcommittee: F18.15

Committee: F18

Staff Manager: Krista Robbins

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Date Initiated: 04-25-2022

Technical Contact: H Andrew Batty

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