Arc flash explosions and flammable clothing

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: workplace safety

Westex placed mannequins with 100 percent cotton, poly-cotton blends and non-flammable cotton uniforms in front of typical industrial panels, induced arc flash explosions. The hot copper vapor and flames cause instant ignition of cotton or cotton-poly uniforms. The flames spread too fast for anyone to stop, drop and roll to extinguish the burning cloth.

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