Suppression Blanket protects workers from arc blast.
July 16, 2012 -
Tested and rated per ASTM F2676, ArcGuard Blanket(TM) protects workers from arc blasts in underground vaults, switchyards, tunnels, and other confined spaces. Blanket is designed to be attached to fixed points near arc flash hazard area to redirect release of energy that may occur. With max arc current Imax of 25 kA and breakopen threshold performance of 362 kA*cycles, blanket also meets OSHA 1910.269(T)(7) and NFPA 70E-2012 standards.
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National Safety Apparel
15825 Industrial Parkway
Cleveland, OH, 44135
An Arc Flash Solution for Confined Spaces
National Safety Apparel introduces the ArcGuard Blanket(TM)
CLEVELAND - As our infrastructure ages, workers across the country are working tirelessly to keep the lights running. Unfortunately, many times this requires exposure to dangerous, and unpredictable cramped spaces, confined and underground.
As a result, National Safety Apparel's Research and Development team has designed a safety product specifically for these conditions: a high-tech suppression blanket to protect workers from arc blasts in underground vaults, switchyards, tunnels, and any other confined space.
National Safety Apparel spends a significant amount of time and energy on design and testing to ensure the safety of the workers, and this product is no exception. The ArcGuard Blanket(TM) is one of the few arc suppression blankets available today that has been tested and rated per ASTM F2676.
The blanket is designed to be attached to fixed points near the arc flash hazard area to redirect the release of energy that may occur. NSA offers high-strength Kevlar® webbing straps to be used with the blanket.
· Tested to ASTM F2676
· Meets OHSA 1910.269(T)(7)
· Meets NFPA 70E-2012
· Maximum Arc Current Imax = 25 kA
· Breakopen Threshold Performance = 362 kA*cycles
About National Safety Apparel:
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, National Safety Apparel (NSA) is a leading USA manufacturer of protective apparel for the industrial safety worker. Using the latest fabrics and technologies, NSA regularly introduces new and innovative products to enhance the safety apparel experience for workers. For over 75 years, workers across the country have relied on NSA's safety apparel, including the company's latest new product line, FR Control 2.0 - the first FR base layer that actively regulates body temperature in all heat stress applications.