Arc flash harness provides comfort and durability


Red Wing, Minn.—Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA, UNILINE and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment, has announced a new extension to its DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX product line—the ExoFit NEX Arc Flash harnesses. The harnesses incorporate Nomex/Kevlar technology into their design and feature flame-resistant and non-conductive properties, making them perfect for use in any industry that involves exposure to high-voltage electricity or hot work.

The new harnesses are tested to perform in accordance with the recently updated ASTM F887-11 arc flash standard specification for personal climbing equipment, as well as ANSI Z359.1 and CSA requirements. The ExoFit NEX Arc Flash harnesses are a result of ongoing research and development within the ExoFit NEX line, and incorporate technical advancements in materials and features.

 “When the ASTM standard was updated to include harnesses and shock absorbing lanyards, DBI-SALA was one of the first to introduce these products to the market,” said Nate Bohmbach, Product Manager for Soft Goods at Capital Safety. “We have worked closely with linemen, welders and other members of the utility, construction and mining industries to create the best arc flash harnesses in the world featuring flame and heat protection. These harnesses offer the same level of comfort and safety as the original models with the added arc flash protection and confidence needed in high-voltage or hot work environments.”

The ExoFit NEX Arc Flash harnesses are equipped with flame-resistant webbing; an exterior made with Nomex, featuring a Kevlar core and thread that provides 7,000 lb. strength and ultimate flame resistance. The built-in arc flash rated trauma straps provide an adjustable, continuous loop that minimizes suspension trauma. The integrated insulators behind exposed hardware prevent contact with the body ideal for use in utility industry applications.

The non-conductive, extremely lightweight PVC-coated aluminum D-rings are another industry first from DBI-SALA. All featured hardware on the ExoFit NEX Arc Flash harness offers the highest level of comfort and security.

Its superior design is equipped with i-Safe technology, which allows it to be tracked in inventory and tagged with usage data. These harnesses meet all applicable industry standards, including OSHA, ANSI, CSA and ASTM.

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