Live Line Technology imports APTV 65 CAL into South Africa. These arc flash suit for the high energy, heavy duty electrical industry. ATPV 65 CAL/cm2 Arc flash suits fall into category HRC 4 arc flash protection. The engineer must perform a Hazard Risk Assessment to determine the level of exposure and need. This task can be accomplished with the proper training and software. Professional assistance is available on request.
ATPV 65 CAL Arc flash suits are used in medium energy applications. The units are made form multi-layered Du Pont/Kevlar and material which are inherently arc resistance. An arc flash occurs when electricity jumps across the phases and cause a short circuit and subsequent flash. Arc flash occurrences are a factor of the distance between the phases and distance from the source ( transformer) , the circuit breakers trip time, the available short circuit current, dirt buildup in the equipment which may affect the conductive path, moisture (humidity), circuit supply voltage, amount of motor contribution during a fault, indoor versus outdoor applications and the distance of the operator from the switchgear.
Electricians working on distribution boards in various substations, factories and mines switchgear with medium voltage applications are at risk from arc flash occurrences. Medium voltages have the necessary potential to jump across phases, when these do occur the arc flash can be just as severe and harmful a higher voltages when the conditions allow. The ATPV 65 CAL arc flash suit will protect the electrician from head to toe.
To provide adequate protection, the electrician should be protected from head to toe. The ATPV 65CAL headkit has a tinted visor that protects from thermal effects, conductor shrapnel and blinding light generated from the arc.