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GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabric technology 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 45% lighter than other garments with class 2 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 also available in a stretch fabric for a better fit and improved freedom of movement.
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 45% 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.
How it works
Upon arc exposure, the 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. The physical integrity of the fabric is maintained effectively for reduced heat transfer to the skin.
New - Stretch Technology
Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments are available in a stretch fabric. This new technology provides electrical workers with an extremely comfortable, soft, and durable solution. Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® Stretch Jackets and Trousers are 45% lighter than other Class 2 arc protection rainwear. Workers can easily bend, kneel, climb, and stretch without any restriction of movement.
Electrical Utilities Workers
For outdoor electrical work, arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments are up to 45% lighter than other garments in the same class (arc protection class 2).
Arc rated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments are compliant to:
Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc, IEC 61482-1-2:2014 class 2 (7 kA), IEC 61482-1-1:2019 arc rating ELIM 42 cal/cm2 (ATPV 53 cal/cm2) tested with 120 g/m2 aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
Clothing to protect against heat and flame, EN ISO 11612 A1, A2, B2, C1, D2, E1, F1 clauses 7.2 – 7.6 (code letters B, C, D, E, F) tested with 120 g/m2 aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes, EN ISO 11611 class 2 A1+A2 clauses 6.8 – 6.10 tested with 120 g/m2 aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
High Visibility Clothing, EN ISO 20471 HI-VIS yellow, HI-VIS orange, HI-VIS red
Protection against rain, EN 343 class 3/3
Electrostatic properties, EN 1149-3/-5
GORE-TEX PYRAD® Stretch attributes are assessed based on EN 14704-1
Protective clothing against liquid chemicals, EN 13034 Type 6
Rain Tower Test, EN 14360