What does HRC 2 stand for?

What does HRC 2 stand for?

Hazard Risk Category
The HRC 2, or Hazard Risk Category, is defined by the NFPA 70E, 2012 Edition to have an arc rating that is greater than or equal to 8 cal/cm², but less than 25 cal/cm². Be careful not to classify HRC 2 as Class 2.

Is Cat 2 the same as HRC 2?

This label has traditionally indicated both the garment’s arc rating and its corresponding HRC….HRC to CAT: Look Out for NFPA 70E Labeling Change.

NEW Term: PPE Category (CAT) Former Term: Hazard Risk Category (HRC) Minimum Arc Rating
2 2 8.0
3 3 25.0
4 4 40.0

What is a Class 3 coverall?

Description. These Viking coveralls with UPF50+ protection meet CSA Class 3 requirements for visibility. This garment provides a greater degree of visibility to workers in dark or very low-light conditions. These coveralls have retro-reflective striping on the front, back and each limb.

What does NFPA 2112 mean?

NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire.

What is ATPV rating?

An Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) refers to the maximum incident energy (in calories per centimeter 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.

What is Cat 2 rated clothing?

For instance, any garment with a CAT rating of 2 will protect the wearer against an arc flash of 8.0 calories or less….What is a CAT Rating?

CAT Rating Minimum Arc Rating
2 8.0 cal
3 25.0 cal
4 40.0 cal

What is class 3 safety rating?

Because a class 3 vest requires a whopping 1,240 inches of safety yellow or safety orange background and 310 square inches of reflective striping, it often resembles a short sleeve t-shirt more than a traditional vest.

What is the difference between NFPA 2112 and 2113?

NFPA® 2112 lays out the minimum performance requirements and test methods that FR garments must meet in order to enter the market, while NFPA® 2113 focuses on minimizing the health and safety risks by choosing the correct garment based on the proper selection criteria and how to properly wear FR garments in the field.