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12 glossary terms found
All Season
All Season is used to describe an FR jacket that can we born all throughout the year.

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The American National Standards Institute is a membership organization founded in 1918 that coordinates the development of voluntary standards for products, services, and systems in the United States. These standards ensure that the characteristics and performance of products maintain consistency. It is the U.S. member body to ISO and IEC.

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ANSI 107-2010
Created by the American National Standards Institute, ANSI 107-2010 is a voluntary industry consensus standard regarding the safety of employees exposed to public vehicular traffic. It states and specifies the requirements for PPE (personal protective equipment).

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Arc flash
An arc flash is a voltage breakdown of the resistance of air resulting in an electric arc which can occur where there is sufficient voltage in an electrical system and a path to ground or lower voltage.

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Arc protection
In regards to protective clothing, a user can obtain arc coverage from any garment that is arc-rated. All arc-rated garments are required to include their arc rating in cal/cm² on the tag. It is important to determine the level of arc protection necessary for the task at hand to insure that proper personal protective equipment is worn.

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Arc rating
Arc ratings are values that indicate the arc performance of a material or system of materials and are expressed in calories per centimeter squared.

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ASTM International (formerly The American Society for Testing and Materials) is a not-for-profit standards organization focused on developing voluntary codes and regulations for technical materials, products, systems, and services. Established in 1898 to set standards for railroad steel, the organization also works in such areas as petroleum, medical devices, consumer products, and environmental assessment.

ASTM 2413-11
A standard for protective footwear that is compression/impact resistant in the toe area.

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ASTM F 1506
is the Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards.

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ASTM F2733
Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards.

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ASTM F2892-11
A standard specification for non-safety toe footwear.

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ATPV means Arc Thermal Protective Value. This value is measured in calories per square centimeter and represents the maximum performance capability for arc-flash protection of a particular garment or fabric.

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