Workers in various industrial environments are constantly at risk of exposure to a momentary electric arc, flash fire or molten metal splash incident that can cause severe and fatal burn injuries due to the ignition of non-flame resistant workwear.
Using flame resistant clothing can provide the necessary thermal protection to shield workers at the moment of exposure. Once the source of ignition is removed, the flame resistant garments will self-extinguish, greatly limiting the severity of a burn, which in many cases, can mean the difference between a minor accident and a tragic fatality.
TenCate TecaSafe plus is a comfortable lightweight fabric that delivers superior electric arc and flash fire protection. Performing to NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 standards, Tecasafe plus fabrics last longer than FR treated fabrics, and are inherently flame resistant with the built-in FR protection never washing out or wearing out.
Unbeatable electric arc protection
TenCate TecaSafe plus is an NFPA 70E compliant fabric with inherent heat and flame retardant properties, providing durable and affordable electric arc protection to electricians, electrical contractors, and other professionals with potential exposure to electric arc flash.
Unbeatable flash fire protection
TenCate TecaSafe plus provides durable and affordable flash fire protection for workers in the petroleum, petrochemical, fire service and mining industries among others.
Unbeatable bushfire/ wildland fire protection
TenCate TecaSafe plus offers protection against the hazards of wildland firefighting by combining inherent FR protection with superior comfort and exceptional durability into a single garment. The specially engineered lightweight fabric meets the rigorous standards of AS/NZS 4824.
Key benefits of TenCate TecaSafe plus inherently flame resistant fabrics:
- Comfortable to wear: Soft, flexible and breathable fabric, specially engineered to provide excellent moisture management that keeps the wearer cool by naturally wicking moisture away from the skin
- Exceptional durability: Excellent abrasion resistance and better strength retention after multiple commercial washes
- Excellent value: Long lifecycle and competitive pricing mean lower cost of ownership
- High visibility: AS/NZS1906.4, ANSI 107 and CSA Z96 compliant
- Earth-friendly: Made with Lenzing Tencel environment-friendly cellulose fibre
The Elliotts range of TecaSafe plus workwear has been designed specifically to provide electrical arc flash protection. The Elliotts TecaSafe plus FR workwear range includes long sleeve shirts, trousers, coveralls, jackets and vests in various colour and reflective trim combinations.
Elliotts also offers customised TecaSafe plus FR workwear to suit the specific requirements of the customer. Custom design features available for the TecaSafe plus range include reflective trim, high collars and custom pockets, vented back and arm gussets as well as custom logos and embroidery. Fabric weights include 195gsm HRC 1 - ATPV 6.5, 235gsm HRC 2 - ATPV 9.0 and 288gsm HRC 2 - ATPV 10.2.
According to Anthony Elliott, Managing Director, when designing clothing to provide protection from electrical arc flash, the company ensures that their construction techniques and components complement a premium fabric such as TecaSafe plus. For instance, only aramid sewing threads such as Nomex and flame resistant 3M 8935 reflective tape are used on the stock range of garments. Design features such as gusseted sleeves have been included to ensure there is no gap at the cuff area while underarm gussets allow maximum movement when the shirt is tucked in.
Elliotts is an Australia-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of world-class quality safety gear servicing the Australasian market with specialist safety apparel, welding and workshop protection, gloves and hand protection, safety workwear and PPE for workers across several industries.