National Safety Apparel Introduces The ArcGuard Blanket™

CLEVELAND — As our infrastructure ages, workers across the country are working tirelessly to keep
the lights running. Unfortunately, many times this requires exposure to dangerous, and
unpredictable cramped spaces, confined and underground.

As a result, National Safety Apparel’s Research and Development team has designed a safety
product specifically for these conditions: a high-tech suppression blanket to protect workers from
arc blasts in underground vaults, switchyards, tunnels, and any other confined space.

National Safety Apparel spends a significant amount of time and energy on design and testing
to ensure the safety of the workers, and this product is no exception. The ArcGuard Blanket™ is one
of the few arc suppression blankets available today that has been tested and rated per ASTM F2676.

The blanket is designed to be attached to fixed points near the arc flash hazard area to
redirect the release of energy that may occur. NSA offers high-strength Kevlar® webbing straps to
beused with the blanket.

Technical Information:

  • Tested to ASTM F2676
  • Meets OHSA 1910.269(T)(7)
  • Meets NFPA 70E-2012
  • Maximum Arc Current Imax = 25 kA
  • Breakopen Threshold Performance = 362 kA*cycles

July 17, 2012

Source: National Safety Apparel