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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This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. Both the heat transmission through the fabric and the energy released by the electric arc are measured. This information you provided will be used in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy.


ASTM F was developed to give minimum performance specifications for protective clothing. 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.

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Knit fabrics shall additionally be tested and adhere accordingly to bursting strength characteristics.

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It should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

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. Standard account sign in: The data is evaluated against the Stoll curve or second degree burn curve through logistic regression f506 to determine the probability of burn injury.


The arc rating of the fabric or f156 system is then determined. This performance specification covers the design characteristics and associated test methods that relate specifically to the flame resistance of 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.

Conversely, woven fabrics shall also be tested and adhere accordingly to breaking load, tear resistance, and seam slippage characteristics.

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Performance requirements related to this category of protective clothing are detailed in Specification F 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: Sign In Unlock Blank.

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