ASTM 1506, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Electric Arcs, is the governing ASTM standard for flame resistant clothing for protection from arc flash. But what does 1506 compliance actually mean?
Fabrics must pass two main requirements to comply with the standard:
Once a garment passes these requirements, it must be labeled with a tracking code, a statement that the garment meets the requirements of ASTM F1506, the manufacturer’s name, size information, care instructions, fiber content, and the arc rating.
To purchase and download a copy of ASTM 1506 visit the ASTM website at http://www.astm.org/Standards/F1506.htm.
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