ARC RATED GORE-TEX PYRAD® GARMENTS for Electric Utilities

    Category 3 arc protection garments that are up 20% lighter in dry or wet conditions than other comparable garments. Keeps wearers dry and comfortable outdoors, even in extended periods of heavy rain.

    KEY BENEFITS

    Explore the high-level protective benefits of this technology application.

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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.

    DURABLE RAIN PROTECTION FOR OUTDOOR ELECTRICAL WORKERS

    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.

     

    Arc Rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabric
    How It Works

    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.

    Ideal for
    The technology has been developed with real-work situations in mind, so that hard-working professionals in challenging environments can stay protected, and simply focus on their important work.
    Standards

    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

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