Arc Week Episode 1: Great White Arcs Caught on Camera

Tyndale presents Arc Week: a unique, week-long educational look at the world of arc flash hazards through the lens of Shark Week. Join Scott Margolin – our dedicated technical expert by day and passionate shark enthusiast in his free time – for engaging, memorable parallels that bring important lessons about risk protection and PPE to life. Follow along at

Just as you wouldn’t swim with Great Whites without a shark cage, you don’t want to be caught THIS close to an arc without the right PPE. But you don’t have to simply take our word for it – sometimes seeing is believing.

The arc rating standard is an excellent and important test method, but the testing is completed on a fabric panel that is not as visual as a live arc event. That’s why we go “overboard” to protect workers – investing in full-scale real-world arc flash demonstrations that feature manikins wearing all sorts of arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and non-FR clothing – worn and maintained both properly and improperly.

With Tyndale as your guide, see for yourself the life-saving difference the right PPE can make in “arc-infested” work zones:

Want to see more? Browse our video gallery to get up close and personal with every test from our live arc flash demonstration, featuring full garments in front of industrial gear at real system energies – with expert commentary from Scott Margolin. You’ll get to fully appreciate the hazard, the performance of the PPE and AR clothing against that hazard, and the dangers of wearing flammable clothing.

Have a flash fire – rather than an arc flash – hazard? Visit our video gallery to witness the devastating power of full-scale real-world flash fires – and their impacts on manikins wearing common types of FRC and non-FR – from the safety of your own screen.

As you can see, arcs deserve their fearsome reputation. Whether diving with sharks or working energized, wearing the right PPE – and wearing it properly – makes all the difference.

Are you prepared for an arc attack?

  • Contact us to create a clothing program that fits your company’s unique protective, budgeting, and image needs. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a handful of employees, or an entire workforce, Tyndale has a solution for you.
  • Already in a Tyndale program? Order today to make sure you’re prepared before entering arc-infested work zones.

Look out for Arc Week Episode 2, premiering tomorrow: Arc Bites – Inside an Arc Rating.

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