Proban Arcproof and Arc Flash Clothing
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Proban is a type of treated natural cotton. It provides excellent flame retardant properties, whilst retaining the natural breathing ability of cotton.
The Proban Arc Flash garments are all tested to an electric arc of 10kA for 1 sec. Temperatures in this arc reach over 9000°C, and are reduced to a safe level before contact with the skin. This is the highest level of protection to the European Standard. This is equal to a 37Cal/cm2 rating in the NFPA standard. This does change (become higher) when more garments are worn together.
Being tested to 10kA for 1sec, means that they are also able to sustain 20Ka for 0.5sec or 50kA for around 0.05sec for example. Just because they are only tested to 10kA, does not mean this is the maximum fault current they can be used for.
Many different types of garments are available to suit anyone's needs. Extreme Safety supply the following Proban items:
- Switching Coats
All garments are permanently antistatic
Please download the catalogue for more details on any of the garments.
There are many misconceptions and myth's that Proban garments lose their effectiveness after being washed. ROFA garments, as sold by Extreme Safety, are guaranteed to last at least 100 industrial washes. The safety tests done on these garments were carried out on garments that had been in an industrial wash 40 times. After these washes the garments were still just as effective as brand new. The largest electricity provider in Germany, RWE supplies ROFA Proban clothing, to all of its employee's, that really tells the entire story about Proban, and puts any doubts about it to rest.