In the Service of Safety – DuPont™ Arc-Man®
The DuPont™ Arc-Man® is a remarkable test facility.
It allows DuPont to measure how much protection fabrics and garments offer against electrical arcs that can generate temperatures of up to 20,000°C.
As part of our ongoing commitment to safety and leadership, the DuPont™ Arc-Man® test helps manufacturers to assess and compare the protection that various materials provide against the thermal effects of an electrical arc. This unique service provides vital data on several key parameters that help manufacturers to optimise their fabrics and garments to protect against the heat of an electric arc. With its real demonstrations, DuPont™ Arc-Man® also helps raise awareness on the devastating effects that an electric arc could have on workers if not properly protected.
Arc-Man® tests are conducted by the DuPont European Technical Centre in Switzerland.
Products undergo rigorous testing using the Arc-Man® testing system. This test equipment developed by DuPont measures the ATPV and EBT values of protective fabrics and garments in simulated open electric arc incidents according to IEC / EN 61482-1-1. See a demonstration.