The first two discussions covered the extreme heat and blast from an arc flash. These elements of energy are extremely dangerous. What happens after the arc event is the topic of this discussion. If an electrical arc situation predicts the need for a high level of protection, consideration must be […]
This is the second article of four on arc flash. The next arc flash concern after heat energy is blast. The danger comes in the forms of a pressure wave, sound, light, particulates or shrapnel. The pressure wave or blast is the result of rapid heating of the air to […]
In this series of short articles, four aspects of arc-suppression blankets will be covered: (1) heat (2) blast and pressure wave (3) burning and (4) installation suggestions. The major reason for arc-suppression blankets is protection from the intense heat. Although testing has indicated source temperatures of over 30,000 degrees F, […]
Did you know that the Therm-Equip, Inc.® Pipe Case (high temperature glovebag) was developed in 1987 and put on the market in 1988? Before developing the Pipe Case, we were a distribution business supplying asbestos- removal contractors. In the early 1980’s, contractors contacted us regarding asbestos removal on live steam […]
As stated in the article Health Risks From Working In Oil Refinery, “One of the main health risks from working in an oil refinery is exposure to asbestos.” At Therm-Equip, Inc. we OVER-ENGINEER everything on purpose by producing the best-in-class High Temperature Asbestos removal bags. Learn more about Therm-Equip, Inc. Glovebags!
Proper installation of arc-suppression blankets is important, as illustrated in this article by Therm-Equip™ technical director Vic Petrovic, PhD, in Incident Prevention magazine. In another article in Incident Prevention, Petrovic explains the ultimate protection provided by arc-suppression blankets.
Our R&D Staff is currently in the lab experimenting ways to make a new glovebag capable of handling temperatures even more extreme than our PC700 asbestos-removal glovebag. More to come…