SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 October 2012

Field Analysis of Arc-Flash Incidents and the Related PPE Protective Performance


This paper will provide a field analysis of the effectiveness of personal protective clothing and equipment and the related worker burn injuries in real-world electric arc-flash incidents, and a review of the ASTM test methods used for determining the arc rating of personal protective clothing and equipment used to protect workers from electric arc-flash hazards. New learning and conclusions relating to the causes of arc-flash burn injuries and personal protective clothing and equipment strategies that can be effective in reducing burn injuries will be discussed.

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Doan, Daniel, R.
DuPont Engineering, Wilmington, DE, US
Hoagland, Elihu “Hugh”
ArcWear/ArcStore/, Louisville, KY, US
Neal, Thomas, E.
Neal Associates Ltd., Bonita Springs, FL, US
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Developed by Committee: F23
Pages: 1–12
DOI: 10.1520/STP104080
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7562-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7530-3