P.Eng. CEO, ESPS Electrical Safety Programs Solutions INC.
Will CSA Z462 be adopted into law by Provinces & Territories?
NO, CSA Z462 will not be law in Canada. CSA Z462 will be a consensus based CSA Standard, that may also be a National Standard of Canada (pending the Standard Council of Canada approval). Each Province & Territory has the latitude to reference or adopt CSA Z462 in whole or part into law. Even if CSA Z462 is not adopted into law it will only be a consensus based Standard and industry accepted best practice.
Will layering of ATPV rated clothing achieve a higher ATPV rating and how does it affect the Total System Arc Rating?
PPE And Layering...Total System Arc Rating
Let’s discuss electrical specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for arc flash protection. This article will talk about what layering means to your personal protection. We’re talking about the cal/cm2 rating of protective clothing, and its Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV).
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