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PYRAD® fabric technology by GORE-TEX LABS blocks convective heat flow during arc exposure and stops flame propagation by forming a carbonaceous char with the textile.
When wet or dry, these garments are up to 20% lighter than other garments with category 3 arc protection, allowing the wearers to work outside for extended periods during heavy rain.
As breathability is key for an improved comfort and leads to an increased wearer acceptance, GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabrics are highly breathable and avoid build up of moisture from inside.
Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments are durably waterproof and keep the wearer dry and comfortable when working long hours outdoors in heavy rain.
Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments are durably waterproof and reliably protect electrical workers against the thermal hazards of an electric arc. They stay lightweight and comfortable even when wet.
Up to 20% lighter when wet or dry than other products of their protective class, arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments feel less bulky to wear leading to more wearer acceptance.
The garments provide maximum comfort with the highest protection level, so electrical workers remain safe – no matter the challenge, and no matter the weather.
Upon arc exposure, the arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabric reduces convective heat flow and stops flames or damage from an arc flash by forming a carbonaceous char with the fabric. Heat transfer is reduced, the physical integrity of the fabric is maintained effectively for reduced heat transfer to the skin.
Electrical Utilities Workers
For outdoor electrical work, arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments are up to 20% lighter than other garments in the same category (arc protection category 3).
ASTM F1891-19 | NFPA 70E-2018: Arc resistant rainwear
ASTM F2733: Flame resistant rainwear for protection against flame hazard. Contact garment manufacturers for jacket and bib styles that are compliant to this standard
ANSI/ISEA 107 / CSA Z96: High Visibility
ASTM F1868 | ASTM F1868: Evaporative Resistance (Ret) - Breathability