Work Item
ASTM WK72436

New Specification for Arc Flash Suits and Arc Rated Multi-layer Garments Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs

1. Scope

The development of test methods, specifications, practices and definitions; the promotion of knowledge; and the stimulation of research; relating to tools, materials and equipment used by a worker or group of workers for protection from electrical hazard. This Committee will coordinate its activities with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having common interests.


arc flash suit:Arc rated:


The current specification for garments ASTM F1506 does not adequately cover flash suits and multi-layer garments used to protect workers during arc flash accidents. Combining with 1506 would be confusing and complicated. Sub committee agree that 1506 would predominantly cover single layer garments and this new one would cover quilted and multi0layer fabric garments.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F18.65

Committee: F18

Staff Manager: Krista Robbins

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-30-2020

Technical Contact: Eduardo Ramirez Bettoni

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