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