Ultra strong fiber revolutionized hand protection, other products
July 14, 2014
Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont chemist best known for inventing Kevlar, died June 18 at the age of 90. Kevlar is considered a “happy accident” within the scientific community. Kwolek and her colleagues at DuPont were attempting to develop a strong synthetic fiber that could be used in tires when she noticed a mixture of a polymer and a solvent that appeared cloudy – quite different from the usual translucent appearance of conventional polymer solutions.
On April 11, 2014, OSHA published in the Federal Register the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V standards governing workplace safety in electric power generation, transmission and distribution work.
Victor Arcair “boot” design withstands the routine abuse found in shop and field applications
July 8, 2014
Victor TechnologiesTM has announced it has introduced an improved Victor®Arcair® “boot” design that encapsulates the electrical connection between the torch and weld cable and eliminates the chance of accidental arcing.
It's a reasonable question. If you don't know what it is, how can you know if you need it or not? Arc flash testing is the process of determining the arc rating for materials and equipment to be used in electrical hazardous environments. Arc ratings are important in assisting companies and manufacturers in staying compliant with OSHA regulations and in keeping their workforce safe in a potential arc flash situation.