Across all types of industrial sectors, various work-related hazards put employees at risk of injury and even death. To help mitigate these risks and reliably protect workers while keeping operations running smoothly, it’s critical to make use of trusted safety equipment and protective gear.
In the industrial electrical industry in particular, the risk of an arc flash presents serious hazards to workers. At Paulson Manufacturing Corp., we’ve developed high-quality, custom-crafted arc flash face shields, goggles & accessories to provide the best possible protection in these high-risk situations.
What Is An Arc Fault?
An arc fault is a type of electrical explosion, or discharge, characterized by extreme force and energy (arc blast) as well as high temperature and brightness (arc flash). These explosions are instantaneous, violent, and incredibly costly, often causing millions of dollars’ worth of damage.
Essentially “short circuits” through the air, arc flashes are the result of low-impedance connections from the air to the ground or a certain voltage phase in an electrical system. With enough energy, arcs can continue to develop, increasing in temperature until the host system melts, evaporates, or trips entirely.
While there are various methods available for controlling and preventing arc flash incidents, their effects, listed below, can be disastrous.
- Extreme heat, with temperatures reaching thousands of degrees Fahrenheit
- Explosions of molten metal and plasma
- Vaporizing conditions that affect buildings, objects, and people
- Destruction of equipment
- Fire and electrical burns
- Injury to employees and bystanders, including permanent damage to vision and nerves
Arc Flash Protection Equipment
Electrical work requires highly trained, skilled professionals, and it’s our goal at Paulson to provide equipment that allows these hard workers to do their jobs safely and confidently.
A critical part of any electrical safety equipment kit, our protective gear includes high-performance shields such as our AmpShield® and 3Phase® lift-front arc shield, with protection levels to handle even the toughest jobs.
Our arc-rated face shields are made from a patented blend of nanoparticle absorbers and high-grade polycarbonate, and feature premium coatings that offer permanent anti-fog and abrasion resistance for daily protection and enhanced performance.
Our arc safety gear is also crafted to meet NFPA 70E, which provides critical guidelines for high-risk electrical environments and job-site dangers such as an arc flash.
Arc Flash Face Shields and Helmets from Paulson
For over 70 years, Paulson has been manufacturing top-of-the-line safety solutions for the electrical industry, protecting workers and keeping operations running smoothly and efficiently.
Reach out to the team today to learn more about our products and discuss how our arc flash PPE can help safeguard your workers.
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