ASTM F Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers. Page 1. NFPA TREATED FLAME RESISTANT FABRIC. INHERENTLYFLAME RETARDANT MATERIAL. ASTM F Page 2. NFPA E ARC FLASH. The (ASTM F) Arc Flash Standard governs standard performance specification for textile material for wearing apparel for use by electrical workers.

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Sign in with LinkedIn: Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Create awtm FR Program Before you choose FR garments or a clothing supplier, review the critical aztm for correctly implementing a protective clothing program. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

This performance specification covers the design characteristics and associated test methods that relate specifically to the flame resistance awtm textile materials used in the fabrication of basic protection level occupational apparel worn by electrical workers who are exposed to momentary electric arc and related thermal hazards such as exposure to open flame and radiant heat.


Performance requirements related to this category of protective clothing are detailed in Specification F Both the aztm transmission through the fabric and the energy released by the electric arc are measured. Knit fabrics shall additionally be tested and adhere accordingly to bursting strength characteristics.

The data is evaluated against the Stoll curve or second degree burn curve through logistic regression techniques to determine the probability of burn injury.

Performance and test requirements related to hand protection are detailed in OSHA When evaluated in accordance with the test procedures enlisted herein, knit fabrics and woven fabrics of different fabric weights shall conform to individually specified values of the following properties: Create Account An account gives you access to more of our best resources.

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Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date. Want to learn more about our fabric and ensuring worker safety? This standard does not purport f1056 address all of the safety concerns, atm any, associated with its use. The values given in parentheses are for information only. Before you choose FR garments or a clothing supplier, review the critical steps for correctly implementing a protective clothing program.


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Referenced Documents f156 separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. It should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. The arc rating of the fabric or fabric system is then determined.

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