WHY CHOOSE TUFFA FOR YOUR FR/ARC RATED NEEDS?

  • TUFFA HAS 40+YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE IN MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLYING FLAME RESISTANT CLOTHING ALL OVER AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.
  • TUFFA STOCK SUPPORTS AND HAS THE LARGEST RANGE AVAILABLE OF FR/ARC RATED CLOTHING ON THE MARKET.
  • TUFFA UNDERSTANDS THE SERIOUSNESS OF FR/ARC RATED CLOTHING, ITS NOT JUST A COMMODITY BUT A HIGH-TECH PRODUCT TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR WORKERS. FR/ARC RATED APPAREL ARE PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T WAIT DAYS OR WEEKS FOR AS DELAYS IN SUPPLYING COULD RESULT IN INJURIES TO YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSETS, YOUR STAFF.
  • TUFFA STILL MANUFACTURES AND DESIGNS LOCALLY TO SUPPORT ITS OFF-SHORE SUPPLY CHAIN, SO WHATEVER THE SIZE OR SHAPE OF THE EMPLOYEE, OR URGENCY OF THE ISSUE, TUFFA HAS YOU PROTECTED WITH A FOCUS ON MEETING YOUR DELIVERY TIMEFRAME.
  • CONTINUOUS INVESTMENT INTO FABRIC RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PROTECTION FOR YOUR VALUED STAFF.
  • TTUFFA IS CERTIFIED TO THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY STANDARDS
    – QUALITY CONTROL ISO9001:2015
    – WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTING/NZS4824:2009
    – STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING AS/NZS4967:2009
    – REGISTERED AND APPROVED WITH ETHICAL CLOTHING AUSTRALIA
    (to find out more please visit WWW.ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au)
  • TUFFA OFFERS AFTER SALES SUPPORT
    – 24/7 TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    – REPAIR, INSPECTION, AND RECERTIFY SERVICE
    – INDUSTRY AND NEW STANDARD UPDATES
    – 12-MONTH REPLACEMENT WARRANTY
    (On faulty workmanship, accessories, and fabric, conditions apply)

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GENERAL FACTS ABOUT FR

  • 100% cotton is flammable? – it will ignite and continue to burn after being exposed to an ignition source. Most people understand the burning and melting hazard of fibres such as nylon and polyester; however, cotton burns just as readily, if not even more quickly. Therefore, 100% cotton (with non-FR treatment) should not be used in industries that require or recommend FR.

What Is Flame Resistant Fabric?

Commonly called fire retardant or flame resistant. These fabrics are engineered to make them more resistant to fires or flames. The words fire resistant or fire retardant does not mean fire proof. These fabrics may have slow burning rates, but they will still burn or get damaged when exposed to fire or high temperature for long periods of time. The fabric can reduce the spread of fire but not prevent it totally.This is accomplished by the charring affect that takes place after the fabric has self-extinguish the flame

What Is Atpv ? (Arc Thermal Protection Value)

Refers to the maximum incident energy (in calories per centimetre squared) that protective equipment can be exposed to and prevent to onset of a second-degree burn. Ratings are based upon the total weight of the fabric. In Australia the recognized minimum ATPV rating is 4 CAL, PPE 1.

Arc Flash Protection Categories

What Is Arc Flash?

Arc flash is when an electric current pass through air between ungrounded conductors and grounded conductors, the temperatures can reach 19,000C. Exposure to these extreme temperatures both burns the skin directly and causes ignition of clothing, which adds to the burn injury. The majority of hospital admissions due to electrical accidents are from arc-flash burns, not from shock. Arc flash can kill at a distance of 3 METERS

NFPA 70E 2015 version , eliminates the commonly used term HRC (Hazard/Risk categories), which described the level of PPE(Personal Protective Equipment),Neede for specific tasks in the PPE tables.Instead the new NFPA 70E use the term “arc rated PPE category,” or simply “PPE level.”

The HRCs have become common on clothing, and the levels are still there, but will be called PPE categories or PPE levels. The categories remain essentially the same. For example, the current HRC 2, encompassing the range of 8 to 24 cal/cm2, will be PPE level 2, etc.(see tables below).

“Hazard/risk category 0″has been removed from table 130.7 (c)(16).Hazards/risk category will now be referred to as “PPE category”. Hazard/risk category 0 was deleted because the new PPE table only species PPE for work within the arc ash boundary. If there is no arc ash hazard, then  no arc ash PPE is requried and it is therefore not necessary on the table devoted to PPE.

 

What Is Flash Fire?

Flash Fire is a rapidly moving flame front, which can be a combustion explosion. Flash fire may occur in an environment where fuel and air become mixed adequate concentrations to combust. Flash fire has a heat flux of 84kW/m2 for relatively short periods of time, typically less than three seconds.

For Further information and assistance please feel free to contact the team at Tuffa Tuffa@tuffa.com.au