Tyndale's Newest Arc
Flash Video Series
Arc 1 - CAT 1 Base layer
Arc rated base layer - Complete engulfment, emerges intact.
Arc 2 - CAT 1 coverall in CAT 2 Arc
PPE inadequate for hazard - AR Outer layer overwhelmed by hazard allows ignition of cotton base layer
Arc 3 - New CAT 2 Garment
This arc rated garment does its job and emerges intact after a direct hit.
Arc 4 - Non FR Cotton - 100% Cotton Shirt
Arc flash causes immediate ignition and catastrophic fire.
Arc 5 - AR 100 Washes – UltraSoft® FR Coverall (After 100 Launderings)
Performs equally as well as new garment, no after flame or significant damage to garment.
Arc 6 – Poly/Cotton Shirt – Polyester Cotton Shirt
Instant ignition with melting, consuming the garment within seconds.
Arc 7 - 4.7oz Carhartt AR Shirt –Very light weight CAT 2
Does extremely well despite weight and large arc.
Arc 8 - ASTM D6413 Rainwear (CAUTION)
Compliant to ASTM D6413 vertical flame standard, is inappropriate for arc rated Rainwear - ignition with melting and shrink-wrapping.
Arc 9 - ASTM F1891 AR Rainwear
Compliant to appropriate protective rainwear standard - emerges intact after a direct hit.
Arc 10 - Non FR Outerwear over FRC
Non FR jacket and vest - Ignition and sustained fire; catastrophic despite FRC underneath.
Arc 11 - Meltable base layer under AR
Meltable base layer ignites and melts causing significant injury despite AR outer layer.
Arc 12 - 20 CAL Arc Suit
The Arc Suit does well and emerges intact after a 25 cal arc.
Arc 13 - 12 CAL Arc Suit
Complete engulfment, does well despite an arc above its rating.
Arc 14 - Improper Wear: Untucked
AR shirt worn improperly allows arc to ignite flammable base layer causing smoldering and burn injury.
Arc 15 - Versa AR Outerwear
Jacket with blend of 88% FR Cotton and 12% Nylon – Emerges intact with no after flame or fire.
Arc 16 - Cotton Base Layer
T-shirt ignites under the untucked FR garment.