SURVIVE-ARC® Switching Suit (Jacket, Trouser & Hood), ATPV 51.5 cal/cm² CAT 4

SURVIVE-ARC® Switching Suit (Jacket, Trouser & Hood), ATPV 51.5 cal/cm² CAT 4

SURVIVE-ARC® Switching Suit (Jacket, Trouser & Hood), ATPV 51.5 cal/cm² CAT 4

SURVIVE-ARC® Switching Suit (Jacket, Trouser & Hood), ATPV 51.5 cal/cm² CAT 4


CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® Body protection.

  • Arc flash switching suit, with thermal liner for protection against arc flash, hot or burning
    transformer oil and corrosive liquids.
  • Three-piece suit consisting of jacket, bib-and-brace trousers and ventilated hood. Arc rating of
    ATPV 60 cal/cm² indicated on garments and hood.
  • Jacket: Long jacket with FR zip, FR Velcro® front closure and hemmed cuffs with strap and FR
    Velcro closure.
  • Trousers: Bib-and-brace trousers with width adjustment on hips and leg openings.
  • Switching hood: One piece ventilated shaped hood with large transparent lens with improved
    optical correctness, attached to internal dielectric hard hat with chinstrap.
  • Mitts: See separate Product Information sheet.
  • Options:
    • Company embroidery as required.
    • ATEX zone 2/22 (II 3 GD Ex nA ic IIB T4 Gc tc IIIC T135°C Dc) certified headlamp for
    use in explosive environments, offers 60 lumens at 15m for 3h30 on hoods.



Suit: S – 3XL

Hood: One size fits all. Hard hat with adjustable head size.


  • FR/AR liquid proof outer with FR liner.
  • Face shield: Dual pane, transparent with improved optical correctness, anti-fog.

APPLICATION : Arc flash protective work wear for the electrical industry, including the presence of hot/burring transformer oil and corrosive liquids.

Thermal effects from arc flash and presence of flammable/hot transformer oil and corrosive liquids.


  • Liquid and chemical proof FR/AR outer fabric with sealed seams.
  • Exceptional insulation from high heat loads.
  • Thermal liner has excellent breath-ability with moisture/sweat absorption and dissipation.
  • Water washable.

STANDARDS : Fabric and/or garment:

  • NFPA 70E.
  • ASTM F2621.
  • ASTM F2178.
  • IEC 61482-2.
  • SANS 724.
  • ASTM F1930 – Body burn percentage: 0%, excluding head, hands and feet.
  • ATPV¹: 66 cal/cm²; HAF²: 95 %

Arc flash clothing is intended to provide protection from the thermal effects of arc flash and this product must be used as part of an appropriate set of PPC and PPE to protect against the hazards of arc flash. This product complies with standards that are intended to protect against arc flash in most situations that arise during normal use. There may be exceptional cases in which even the best protection is not enough to prevent the harm caused by arc flash or the related effects, although the product meets statutory and industry specifications, the use of this product does not guarantee that the product will provide complete protection in those exceptional cases. If you are in doubt or do not fully understand these limitations, contact the manufacturer for full information. The product may be returned to the supplier if you are not willing to accept a product that is subject to the limitations set out above.
The normal life span of the Arc Shield is one (1) year of outdoor service and two (2) years of indoor service. The Arc Shield should be replaced timeously to ensure optimal performance and safety.
¹ATPV: Arc Thermal Performance Value. The higher the value, the more insulated the user is from second degree burn.
2HAF: Heat Attenuation Factor. The higher the HAF%, the more heat is blocked by the fabric.

*Additional testing Information available on request.

WARNING: Safety precaution
Electrical switching where transformer oil is a potential safety hazard must employ two workers for the task, working in a buddy system. The switching worker inside the arc flash protective boundary must be clothed in this Survive-ARC® Hot Oil Arc Flash Protective Suit. The second worker (buddy) clothed in full body FR PPC and PPE and armed with a powder fire extinguisher, must be on standby outside the arc flash protective boundary at a safe distance from a potential arc with hot oil splash – this can involve standing behind a protecting screen. In the event of an electric arc flash, the buddy worker must as soon as possible, but within 10 seconds, extinguish any flames that might be on the arc flash suit of the worker that has performed.

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